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  • Jazz 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.

    26:46
    Air Date: October 23, 2013
    Jazz musician Herb Alpert
    26:46
    October 23, 2013
  • “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.

    12:48
    Air Date: October 22, 2013
    “The Nation” poverty correspondent Greg Kaufmann
    12:48
    October 22, 2013
  • Dr. 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.

    10:46
    Air Date: October 22, 2013
    Dr. Patrick McCarthy, President Annie E. Casey Foundation
    10:46
    October 22, 2013
  • 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.

    26:46
    Air Date: October 21, 2013
    Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    26:46
    October 21, 2013
  • Writer Kathy Eldon

    The co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation shares her experience with power and strength in the face of tragic loss.

    12:03
    Air Date: October 18, 2013
    Writer Kathy Eldon
    12:03
    October 18, 2013
  • Biographer 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.

    12:03
    Air Date: October 18, 2013
    Biographer Brian Jay Jones
    12:03
    October 18, 2013
  • Actress Jacqueline Bisset

    The international film star talks about her latest projects, including the jazz drama miniseries, Dancing on the Edge.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 17, 2013
    Actress Jacqueline Bisset
    26:42
    October 17, 2013
  • Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson

    The celebrated musician and founding member of The Band shares his insight on the business that made him a legend.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 16, 2013
    Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson
    26:42
    October 16, 2013
  • Filmmaker Steve McQueen

    The award-winning director reflects on the Oscar buzz around his latest feature film, 12 Years a Slave.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 15, 2013
    Filmmaker Steve McQueen
    26:42
    October 15, 2013
  • Comedian-writer Rick Najera

    One of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, Najera previews his autobiography, Almost White.

    11:35
    Air Date: October 14, 2013
    Comedian-writer Rick Najera
    11:35
    October 14, 2013
  • Writer Edwidge Danticat

    The Haitian-born novelist discusses her most recent effort—her first novel in a decade—Claire of the Sea Light.

    12:16
    Air Date: October 14, 2013
    Writer Edwidge Danticat
    12:16
    October 14, 2013
  • Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser

    The best-selling author unpacks his text on nuclear weapons and safety, Command and Control.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 11, 2013
    Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser
    26:42
    October 11, 2013
  • Actress-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.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 10, 2013
    Actress-playwright Danai Gurira
    26:42
    October 10, 2013
  • The 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.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 9, 2013
    The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter
    26:42
    October 9, 2013
  • Actress 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.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 8, 2013
    Actress Jessica Lange
    26:42
    October 8, 2013