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  • Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka

    The noted Nigerian writer responds to negative stereotypes about his home continent—the motivation for his latest text, Of Africa.

    24:05
    Air Date: December 4, 2012
    Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka
    December 4, 2012 | 24:05
  • Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    The renowned political and financial thinker explains his argument that chaos should be embraced—the position he takes in his new text, Antifragile.

    26:46
    Air Date: December 3, 2012
    Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    December 3, 2012 | 26:46
  • Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann

    The Grammy winner talks about her new project, “Charmer”—her first CD in four years.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 30, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann
    November 30, 2012 | 26:42
  • Singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette

    The R&B songstress reflects on her memoir, A Woman Like Me, and her new CD, “Thankful N’ Thoughtful.”

    26:46
    Air Date: November 29, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette
    November 29, 2012 | 26:46
  • The California Endowment president Dr. Robert K. Ross

    Dr. Ross, a longtime advocate for children’s health, weighs in on healthcare issues in the U.S., particularly for boys and young men of color.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 28, 2012
    The California Endowment president Dr. Robert K. Ross
    November 28, 2012 | 26:42
  • Filmmaker Peter Ramsey

    The Rise of the Guardians director explains how he became a pioneer in the movie business.

    12:03
    Air Date: November 27, 2012
    Filmmaker Peter Ramsey
    November 27, 2012 | 12:03
  • Actor Anthony Anderson

    The actor-comedian talks about his role in NBC’s freshman sitcom, Guys with Kids.

    12:04
    Air Date: November 27, 2012
    Actor Anthony Anderson
    November 27, 2012 | 12:04
  • Larry Hagman Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to the iconic Dallas star with a look back at his memorable appearance on the show in 2008.

    11:20
    Air Date: November 26, 2012
    Larry Hagman Tribute
    November 26, 2012 | 11:20
  • Radio talk show host Larry Elder

    Elder discusses the impact his dad had on his life, as detailed in the memoir, Dear Father, Dear Son.

    12:38
    Air Date: November 26, 2012
    Radio talk show host Larry Elder
    November 26, 2012 | 12:38
  • President of Blue Note Records Don Was

    The musician, Grammy-winning producer and label exec shares the future he sees for Blue Note Records.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 23, 2012
    President of Blue Note Records Don Was
    November 23, 2012 | 26:36
  • Philanthropists Bernard and Shirley Kinsey

    The L.A.-based couple explain how “The Kinsey Collection” explores the intersection of art and history.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 22, 2012
    Philanthropists Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
    November 22, 2012 | 26:36
  • Indiana University SPEA Dean John D. Graham

    Dr. Graham assesses the potential well-being of the working poor, the near poor and the new poor in an economic recovery.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 21, 2012
    Indiana University SPEA Dean John D. Graham
    November 21, 2012 | 26:36
  • Writer Paul Tough

    Tough challenges the belief that intelligence is the sole indicator of value in the education system.

    26:16
    Air Date: November 20, 2012
    Writer Paul Tough
    November 20, 2012 | 26:16
  • Actress Barbara Hershey

    The award-winning actress talks about her latest projects, including her recurring role on the hit ABC series, Once Upon a Time.

    10:46
    Air Date: November 19, 2012
    Actress Barbara Hershey
    November 19, 2012 | 10:46