- Professor Mansour El-KikhiaProfessor Mansour El-Kikhia
Exiled Libyan dissident and University of Texas political science department chair discusses what he calls the hypocrisy of U.S. presidents concerning Qaddafi.
- NBA great Kareem Abdul-JabbarNBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA great talks about his latest project, On the Shoulders of Giants, and how his love of history has led to a new career.
- Author Susan JacobyAuthor Susan Jacoby
Never Say Die author discusses the plight of America’s aging baby boomers and what that means for the U.S. as a whole.
- M.I.T. Sherry TurkleM.I.T. Sherry Turkle
Founder-director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self and author of Alone Together explains the consequences that people face in creating a culture of constant interruption.
- Actor Anthony MackieActor Anthony Mackie
Busy actor discusses the business side of filmmaking and explains why African Americans must create their own film projects.
- Author Bing WestAuthor Bing West
Former Defense Department official explains why he feels the U.S. military should not be in the business of nation-building and describes the single biggest killer of U.S. forces who are fighting in Afghanistan.
- Singer-songwriter Smokey RobinsonSinger-songwriter Smokey Robinson
Motown legend discusses his recovery from drug addiction and offers advice to his ‘little brother’ El DeBarge, who recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.
- Wisconsin Educ. Assn. Council Mary BellWisconsin Educ. Assn. Council Mary Bell
Wisconsin Education Association Council president offers the latest details on the showdown between Gov. Walker and the public employee unions and explains why she feels the governor’s plan goes too far.
- Filmmaker Charles FergusonFilmmaker Charles Ferguson
Oscar-winning director of Inside Job reflects on winning the award when the financial meltdown issues addressed by the documentary remain unresolved.
- Author Annette Gordon-ReedAuthor Annette Gordon-Reed
Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Andrew Johnson explains why the Reconstruction-era commander in chief, over time, came to be viewed as a bad president.
- Singer-songwriter KemSinger-songwriter Kem
Singer-songwriter reflects on his 20 years of sobriety, explains why he considers himself a songwriter first and describes how the acoustic piano impacted his new CD.
- TV producer George SchlatterTV producer George Schlatter
Award-winning veteran TV producer shares his thoughts on why the comedy series Laugh-In was so revolutionary.
- Former AR governor Mike HuckabeeFormer AR governor Mike Huckabee
Former Arkansas governor and author of A Simple Government explains why the best government is local and limited and addresses whether there’s another presidential run in his future.
- Ballet dancer Misty CopelandBallet dancer Misty Copeland
The first African American female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre offers her reflections on whether ballet is an elite art form and discusses the impact of the film Black Swan on the dance.
- Democrat – CO Sen. Michael BennetDemocrat – CO Sen. Michael Bennet
Colorado senator discusses education and explores how to fix a system that he says, at times, produces ‘catastrophic’ outcomes for children.