- Jazz musician Herb AlpertJazz musician Herb Alpert
The prolific musician, whose recordings (both with the Tijuana Brass and as a solo artist) have sold over 72 million copies, reflects on his 50+ years in the music business.
- “The Nation” poverty correspondent Greg Kaufmann“The Nation” poverty correspondent Greg Kaufmann
Called “one of the most consistent voices on poverty in America,” Kaufmann weighs in on hunger, politics and policy.
- Dr. Patrick McCarthy, President Annie E. Casey FoundationDr. Patrick McCarthy, President Annie E. Casey Foundation
With nearly 30 years of experience in the field of children’s well-being, McCarthy assesses poverty in the U.S.
- Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The author of 16 books, the Harvard scholar talks about his latest project, the book & PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.
- Writer Kathy EldonWriter Kathy Eldon
The co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation shares her experience with power and strength in the face of tragic loss.
- Biographer Brian Jay JonesBiographer Brian Jay Jones
Jones discusses his biography of Muppet creator Jim Henson, described as an uncommonly intimate portrait of one of the 20th century’s most innovative creative artists.
- Actress Jacqueline BissetActress Jacqueline Bisset
The international film star talks about her latest projects, including the jazz drama miniseries, Dancing on the Edge.
- Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie RobertsonSinger-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson
The celebrated musician and founding member of The Band shares his insight on the business that made him a legend.
- Filmmaker Steve McQueenFilmmaker Steve McQueen
The award-winning director reflects on the Oscar buzz around his latest feature film, 12 Years a Slave.
- Comedian-writer Rick NajeraComedian-writer Rick Najera
One of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, Najera previews his autobiography, Almost White.
- Writer Edwidge DanticatWriter Edwidge Danticat
The Haitian-born novelist discusses her most recent effort—her first novel in a decade—Claire of the Sea Light.
- Investigative journalist Eric SchlosserInvestigative journalist Eric Schlosser
The best-selling author unpacks his text on nuclear weapons and safety, Command and Control.
- Actress-playwright Danai GuriraActress-playwright Danai Gurira
Acclaimed as much for writing plays as for her acting, Gurira—one of the stars of The Walking Dead—reflects on her role in the new indie film, Mother of George.
- The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy CarterThe Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter
The last original member touring with the longtime gospel group talks about how their sound continues to help define decades-old gospel traditions.
- Actress Jessica LangeActress Jessica Lange
The multifaceted actress shares the backstory of her new children’s picture book and previews her role on the new season of American Horror Story.