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  • Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli

    The socially aware MC explains his long absence from recording and the challenges he issues with his new CD, “Prisoner of Conscious.”

    Air Date: May 17, 2013
    Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli
    May 17, 2013 | 11:40
  • Economist Peter Blair Henry

    The dean of NYU’s Stern School of Business, Henry unpacks his book, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth.

    Air Date: May 16, 2013
    Economist Peter Blair Henry
    May 16, 2013 | 17:16
  • Breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love

    A longtime advocate of preventive breast cancer research, Love describes her personal journey as a cancer patient.

    Air Date: May 16, 2013
    Breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love
    May 16, 2013 | 11:21
  • Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin

    The genre-busting artist discusses her return to personal songwriting with her first album of mostly new material in six years, “American Kid.”

    Air Date: May 15, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin
    May 15, 2013 | 9:41
  • Education advocate Cortlan Wickliff

    Wickliff, who earns his Harvard law degree this month, assesses how his generation is handling the challenges facing young people in the U.S.

    Air Date: May 15, 2013
    Education advocate Cortlan Wickliff
    May 15, 2013 | 14:15
  • Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill

    The best-selling author shares the backstory of his new book and documentary, Dirty Wars, which looks at America’s covert wars in a post 9-11 world.

    Air Date: May 14, 2013
    Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill
    May 14, 2013 | 26:46
  • Actress Diahann Carroll

    The Tony winner and Oscar nominee reflects on her groundbreaking career and current roles in TV’s White Collar and in the feature Peeples–her first film in 16 years.

    Air Date: May 13, 2013
    Actress Diahann Carroll
    May 13, 2013 | 24:00
  • Mother’s Day Tribute

    In celebration of Mother’s Day, we highlight the reflections of past guests about their relationships with their moms.

    Air Date: May 10, 2013
    Mother’s Day Tribute
    May 10, 2013 | 07:37
  • Actress-director Phylicia Rashad

    The Tony-winning actress reflects on her versatility in the business and adding theater director to her long list of successes.

    Air Date: May 10, 2013
    Actress-director Phylicia Rashad
    May 10, 2013 | 17:12
  • Musician John Densmore

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer shares the backstory of his book, The Doors Unhinged, which chronicles his fight to defend the band’s legacy.

    Air Date: May 9, 2013
    Musician John Densmore
    May 9, 2013 | 24:14
  • Writer Joyce Carol Oates

    The best-selling writer and college professor explains her new historical novel, set in Princeton, NJ.

    Air Date: May 8, 2013
    Writer Joyce Carol Oates
    May 8, 2013 | 26:46
  • Actress-comedienne Carol Burnett

    The award-winning entertainer discusses her relationship with her late daughter, as detailed in the book, Carrie and Me.

    Air Date: May 7, 2013
    Actress-comedienne Carol Burnett
    May 7, 2013 | 23:52
  • Sojourners president-CEO Jim Wallis

    The longtime activist dissects his new text, On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good.

    Air Date: May 6, 2013
    Sojourners president-CEO Jim Wallis
    May 6, 2013 | 13:23
  • Former U.S. labor secretary Robert Reich

    The UC Berkeley public policy professor assesses the fallout from sequestration, the most recent jobs report and whether austerity is working.

    Air Date: May 6, 2013
    Former U.S. labor secretary Robert Reich
    May 6, 2013 | 13:23