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  • Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige

    The multifaceted Grammy winner discusses her first-ever holiday CD and her new film, Black Nativity.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 14, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
    November 14, 2013 | 26:42
  • 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
    October 9, 2013 | 26:42
  • Economist Alan Blinder

    Princeton professor and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors discusses the lack of meaningful national dialogue on the unemployment rate and shares his thoughts on how the U.S. can fix its jobs problem.

    14:10
    Air Date: July 20, 2011
    Economist Alan Blinder
    July 20, 2011 | 14:10
  • NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    In the first of this week’s shows from New York, Tavis talks with Mayor Michael Bloomberg about the challenges his city faces, including education, the economy and immigration.

    23:14
    Air Date: April 25, 2011
    NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg
    April 25, 2011 | 23:14
  • Author Judy Blume

    The award-winning and controversial author discusses book censorship in the Internet age, how she can continue to connect with children as she grows older and what’s next on her agenda.

    24:31
    Air Date: April 25, 2012
    Author Judy Blume
    April 25, 2012 | 24:31
  • Writer-producer Steven Bochco

    The groundbreaking producer explains the premise of his upcoming TNT Originals drama series, Murder in the First.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 25, 2013
    Writer-producer Steven Bochco
    November 25, 2013 | 26:36
  • Homeless rights advocate Paul Boden

    A longtime advocate for the homeless, Boden offers his thoughts on the status of the War on Poverty, 50 years later.

    11:56
    Air Date: November 24, 2014
    Homeless rights advocate Paul Boden
    November 24, 2014 | 11:56
  • Writer-activist Grace Lee Boggs

    The legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America shares some of the lessons learned about activism and social change.

    26:46
    Air Date: June 21, 2013
    Writer-activist Grace Lee Boggs
    June 21, 2013 | 26:46
  • Musician Booker T.

    The four-time Grammy winner reflects on his five decades in the music business and his latest project, “Sound the Alarm.”

    26:46
    Air Date: June 27, 2013
    Musician Booker T.
    June 27, 2013 | 26:46
  • Organ master Booker T.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recounts stories from his longtime music career and performs a track from his latest CD, “Sound the Alarm.”

    Air Date: December 2, 2013
    Organ master Booker T.
    December 2, 2013
  • Institute for America’s Future founder Robert Borosage

    Borosage, who is also co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, discusses taxes, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the problem with the term “working poor.”

    10:44
    Air Date: October 31, 2011
    Institute for America’s Future founder Robert Borosage
    October 31, 2011 | 10:44
  • Actor Chadwick Boseman

    The actor, director and playwright explains the challenge of playing the lead role in the feature biopic, 42, which celebrates the courage of Jackie Robinson.

    26:46
    Air Date: April 26, 2013
    Actor Chadwick Boseman
    April 26, 2013 | 26:46
  • Trumpeter-composer Chris Botti

    The accomplished musician talks about winning a Grammy this year for his CD, “Impressions,” and his versatility in both jazz and pop.

    13:49
    Air Date: August 29, 2013
    Trumpeter-composer Chris Botti
    August 29, 2013 | 13:49
  • Trumpeter Chris Botti

    The top-selling jazz instrumentalist talks about his Grammy-winning CD, “Impressions,” and his collaborations over the years.

    10:01
    Air Date: December 2, 2013
    Trumpeter Chris Botti
    December 2, 2013 | 10:01
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