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  • Harvard Professor/Author Robert Putnam

    The professor of public policy at Harvard, and bestselling author discusses his latest text, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.

    Air Date: April 20, 2015
    Harvard Professor/Author Robert Putnam
    April 20, 2015 | 11:24
  • Actress Freida Pinto

    The Slumdog Millionaire actress talks about her new role in the film Desert Dancer, about a secret group of dancers in Iran.

    Air Date: April 17, 2015
    Actress Freida Pinto
    April 17, 2015 | 10:37
  • Author Tom Burgis

    The Financial Times reporter shares his findings on the raiding of African resources detailed in his new book, The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth.

    Air Date: April 17, 2015
    Author Tom Burgis
    April 17, 2015 | 13:35
  • XPrize CEO Peter Diamandis

    The CEO of XPrize, the foundation that funds some of the largest innovative projects in the world, discusses his new book, entitled Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World.

    Air Date: April 16, 2015
    XPrize CEO Peter Diamandis
    April 16, 2015
  • Rapper Tyler, The Creator

    The young rapper, actor, and entrepreneur talks about his multiple projects, and how he has embraced the changing media landscape to share his art.

    Air Date: April 15, 2015
    Rapper Tyler, The Creator
    April 15, 2015 | 12:10
  • MIT Professor Noam Chomsky

    One of our nation’s most renowned intellectuals discusses how the seemingly harmless elements of our socialization — from our language, to the way we draw our maps — in fact promote one world view over another.

    Air Date: April 15, 2015
    MIT Professor Noam Chomsky
    April 15, 2015 | 12:01
  • Actor Isaiah Washington

    The NAACP Image and SAG Award winning actor, producer, activist and author talks about his role in the new film Blackbird.

    Air Date: April 14, 2015
    Actor Isaiah Washington
    April 14, 2015 | 12:16
  • Author Philip K. Howard

    The bestselling author and chair of Common Good discusses his thought-provoking text, The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government.

    Air Date: April 14, 2015
    Author Philip K. Howard
    April 14, 2015 | 11:50
  • AFT President Randi Weingarten

    The president of the American Federation of Teachers unpacks the recent Congressional negotiations to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

    Air Date: April 13, 2015
    AFT President Randi Weingarten
    April 13, 2015 | 26:35
  • Singer/Songwriter Bill Withers

    The legendary singer-songwriter reflects on his career, and shares what it’s like to be among this year’s inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Air Date: April 10, 2015
    Singer/Songwriter Bill Withers
    April 10, 2015 | 26:37
  • Civil War Panel

    A panel of esteemed historians reflects on the Civil War on the 150th anniversary of its final battle.

    Air Date: April 9, 2015
    Civil War Panel
    April 9, 2015 | 26:36
  • Musician Hugh Masekela

    The legendary South African trumpeter reflects on his native country’s anti-apartheid struggle, and what the past twenty years of freedom have meant to his homeland.

    Air Date: April 8, 2015
    Musician Hugh Masekela
    April 8, 2015 | 13:41
  • Veteran/Author Elliot Ackerman

    The decorated war veteran discusses his new novel Green On Blue, which is inspired by his own experiences in Afghanistan, and is told from the perspective of a young Afghan orphan.

    Air Date: April 8, 2015
    Veteran/Author Elliot Ackerman
    April 8, 2015 | 10:29
  • Filmmaker Robert Kenner

    The Academy Award nominated documentarian lifts the curtain on a secretive group of ‘spin doctors’ in his new film Merchants of Doubt.

    Air Date: April 7, 2015
    Filmmaker Robert Kenner
    April 7, 2015 | 12:02
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