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  • Drummer-composer Stewart Copeland

    The renowned rocker—who describes himself as the progeny in equal measure of Stravinsky and Hendrix—imparts his unique wisdom on resisting pigeonholing.

    Air Date: April 11, 2014
    Drummer-composer Stewart Copeland
    April 11, 2014
  • Composer-musician-vocalist Hafez Nazeri

    The young Iranian-born composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist talks about his pioneering and innovative music.

    Air Date: April 10, 2014
    Composer-musician-vocalist Hafez Nazeri
    April 10, 2014
  • Sociologist Katherine Newman

    Twenty years after the fall of apartheid and the first free elections in South Africa, Newman takes a look at the country today and discusses her text, After Freedom.

    Air Date: April 10, 2014
    Sociologist Katherine Newman
    April 10, 2014
  • Actor Frank Langella

    The three-time Tony-winning thespian and best-selling author shares his thoughts on celebrating more than 50 years in the business.

    Air Date: April 9, 2014
    Actor Frank Langella
    April 9, 2014
  • Singer-songwriter David Crosby

    In his first interview since heart surgery earlier this year, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer describes the effort behind his first solo album in 20 years, “Croz.”

    Air Date: April 8, 2014
    Singer-songwriter David Crosby
    April 8, 2014
  • Hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon

    The Grammy-nominated musician explains his mission of unifying cultures through music and closes the show with a performance of a track from his new CD.

    Air Date: April 7, 2014
    Hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon
    April 7, 2014
  • CFR’s Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    A policy expert on Afghanistan, the best-selling author and former journalist weighs in on that country’s historic presidential and provincial elections.

    Air Date: April 7, 2014
    CFR’s Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    April 7, 2014
  • Singer-songwriter Amos Lee

    The former schoolteacher talks about the experience of recording his latest album, “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song.”

    Air Date: April 4, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Amos Lee
    April 4, 2014
  • Writer Sarah Lewis

    A curator and historian, Lewis discusses her provocative text, The Rise, which explores the inestimable value of often ignored ideas.

    Air Date: April 4, 2014
    Writer Sarah Lewis
    April 4, 2014
  • Hotel manager-turned-hero Paul Rusesabagina

    The real-life hero of Hotel Rwanda reflects on his experience, 20 years ago, during one of the worst mass slaughters in modern history.

    Air Date: April 3, 2014
    Hotel manager-turned-hero Paul Rusesabagina
    April 3, 2014
  • Writer Clay Risen

    The acclaimed author unpacks his text on the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history—the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Air Date: April 2, 2014
    Writer Clay Risen
    April 2, 2014
  • Musician Zucchero Fornaciari

    The Grammy-nominated musician talks about his Americana tour and offers a glimpse of his artistry in a performance.

    Air Date: April 1, 2014
    Musician Zucchero Fornaciari
    April 1, 2014
  • Author Saladin Ambar

    Ambar examines the role of race, religion and identity politics in the U.S. and U.K. with a look at a 1964 debate speech given by controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X.

    Air Date: April 1, 2014
    Author Saladin Ambar
    April 1, 2014
  • Bassist Nathan East

    A much-sought-after bass player, East talks about stepping into the spotlight and demonstrates his talent with a track from his long-awaited debut solo release.

    Air Date: March 31, 2014
    Bassist Nathan East
    March 31, 2014