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  • Musician-activist Tom Morello

    Musician-activist, a k a The Nightwatchman—whose new CD is “World Wide Rebel Songs”—explains how the injustices in the world have made it into his music and shares what the soundtrack for the nation’s current progressive struggle should include.

    13:05
    Air Date: October 6, 2011
    Musician-activist Tom Morello
    October 6, 2011 | 13:05
  • The Poverty Tour Preview

    With nearly one in six Americans living in poverty, next week’s series of shows will put a human face on the alarming newly released data about life in the U.S.

    3:32
    Air Date: October 5, 2011
    The Poverty Tour Preview
    October 5, 2011 | 3:32
  • Peace activist Leymah Gbowee

    Liberian native and author of Mighty Be Our Powers discusses the importance of and challenges faced by women in politics and the significance of the nation’s first woman president. Gbowee is one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

    20:11
    Air Date: October 5, 2011
    Peace activist Leymah Gbowee
    October 5, 2011 | 20:11
  • Entertainer Tony Bennett

    The “singer’s singer” discusses Amy Winehouse, whose last recorded song is on his new CD, “Duets II,” and shares the one regret he has about the time he spent with the late songstress.

    23:41
    Air Date: September 30, 2011
    Entertainer Tony Bennett
    September 30, 2011 | 23:41
  • Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to one of Kenya’s most recognizable women.

    23:54
    Air Date: September 29, 2011
    Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai Tribute
    September 29, 2011 | 23:54
  • Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    The star of the new film 50/50 discusses his work in the upcoming Batman film and talks about the work of his production company, hitRECord.

    12:42
    Air Date: September 28, 2011
    Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    September 28, 2011 | 12:42
  • Environmental advocate Van Jones
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    The environmental advocate discusses his new American Dream Movement and explains how the progressive movement has failed to make good on the promise of change espoused by President Obama’s ’08 election campaign.

    10:49
    Air Date: September 28, 2011
    Environmental advocate Van Jones
    September 28, 2011 | 10:49
  • Singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan

    The seven-time Grammy Award-winning superstar—whose new CD is “Miss Little Havana”—shares how she’s been able to balance her career with raising children and reflects on her 33-year marriage.

    24:14
    Air Date: September 27, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan
    September 27, 2011 | 24:14
  • Rock musician Chris Cornell

    The rock pioneer discusses his latest projects, including the song he wrote for the new film Machine Gun Preacher, “The Keeper,” which is on his new CD, “Songbook.”

    11:03
    Air Date: September 26, 2011
    Rock musician Chris Cornell
    September 26, 2011 | 11:03
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

    The Democratic congresswoman from Texas offers her take on President Obama’s standing with African Americans and his recent speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner.

    12:05
    Air Date: September 26, 2011
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
    September 26, 2011 | 12:05
  • Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins

    The jazz great—and recently named 2011 Kennedy Center Honors recipient—talks about his new album “Road Shows, Vol. 2″ and explains why, at age 81, he still practices every day.

    24:07
    Air Date: September 23, 2011
    Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins
    September 23, 2011 | 24:07
  • Law professor-author Dorothy Roberts

    Roberts, a legal scholar and author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, examines the political and commercial incentives for continuing the categorization of people by race.

    11:28
    Air Date: September 22, 2011
    Law professor-author Dorothy Roberts
    September 22, 2011 | 11:28
  • Journalist Thomas Friedman

    The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of That Used to Be Us discusses the president’s veto of Palestine’s U.N. statehood bid and shares his thoughts on the president’s jobs bill.

    12:30
    Air Date: September 22, 2011
    Journalist Thomas Friedman
    September 22, 2011 | 12:30
  • Journalist Ron Suskind

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shares what he learned about President Obama from their hour-long conversation, which was part of the research for the new book, Confidence Men.

    24:13
    Air Date: September 21, 2011
    Journalist Ron Suskind
    September 21, 2011 | 24:13