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  • Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reggae legend explains the spiritual concept behind the title of his new album, “Sacred Fire,” and shares how he was able to help put his genre of music on the international stage.

    23:18
    Air Date: November 17, 2011
    Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff
    November 17, 2011 | 23:18
  • Singer-songwriters Carole King and Louise Goffin

    The prolific singer-songwriter and her producer-singer-songwriter daughter discuss King’s new CD, “A Holiday Carole,” and explain why working together was “like butter.”

    16:03
    Air Date: November 16, 2011
    Singer-songwriters Carole King and Louise Goffin
    November 16, 2011 | 16:03
  • Journalist Dana Milbank

    The Washington Post opinion writer explains what would happen if the congressional supercommittee fails to come up with a plan for the looming deficit crisis.

    7:30
    Air Date: November 16, 2011
    Journalist Dana Milbank
    November 16, 2011 | 7:30
  • Musician Chris Isaak

    The singer-songwriter, whose new CD is “Beyond the Sun,” discusses the music of Elvis Presley and, with his guitar, demonstrates why he thinks Presley’s music is “just so damn pretty.”

    13:16
    Air Date: November 15, 2011
    Musician Chris Isaak
    November 15, 2011 | 13:16
  • Journalist Amy Waldman

    Waldman discusses her debut novel The Submission, which is receiving rave reviews, and shares why she feels fiction is the best place to deal with post-9/11 perceptions of Muslims.

    10:32
    Air Date: November 15, 2011
    Journalist Amy Waldman
    November 15, 2011 | 10:32
  • Actress-producer Ellen Barkin

    The actress and Another Happy Day producer explains why it took 10 years before she ever auditioned and discusses the rejection that she faced early in her career because of her looks.

    24:17
    Air Date: November 14, 2011
    Actress-producer Ellen Barkin
    November 14, 2011 | 24:17
  • Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

    The 16-time Grammy-winning cellist explains what traveling has done for his music and performs a track from his new bluegrass album “The Goat Rodeo Sessions.”

    24:10
    Air Date: November 11, 2011
    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
    November 11, 2011 | 24:10
  • Actor Mickey Rourke

    The Oscar nominee and star of the fantasy adventure film Immortals explains why he continues to play such physical roles.

    23:46
    Air Date: November 10, 2011
    Actor Mickey Rourke
    November 10, 2011 | 23:46
  • Actress Kirsten Dunst

    The Golden Globe-nominated actress shares her experience of playing a character who isn’t likable, as she does in the new film Melancholia.

    10:27
    Air Date: November 9, 2011
    Actress Kirsten Dunst
    November 9, 2011 | 10:27
  • Historian Niall Ferguson

    The historian and author of the new text Civilization explains why the G-20 Summit was a washout and why Greece and Italy are “too big to bail.”

    13:10
    Air Date: November 9, 2011
    Historian Niall Ferguson
    November 9, 2011 | 13:10
  • Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

    The documentary filmmaker, whose new film is Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, describes the good, the bad and the hope of digital connectivity.

    7:47
    Air Date: November 8, 2011
    Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain
    November 8, 2011 | 7:47
  • Actor-writer John Lithgow

    The award-winning actor and best-selling author discusses the creation of his memoir Drama: An Actor’s Education.

    16:19
    Air Date: November 8, 2011
    Actor-writer John Lithgow
    November 8, 2011 | 16:19
  • Actress Florence Henderson

    The actress and author of Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond shares why her childhood was daunting and the difficult relationships she had with her mother and father.

    13:04
    Air Date: November 7, 2011
    Actress Florence Henderson
    November 7, 2011 | 13:04
  • Law professor Lawrence Lessig

    The Harvard law professor and author of Republic Lost discusses the OWS and Tea Party movements and explains how Washington’s distorted focus on raising campaign funds impacts America.

    10:58
    Air Date: November 7, 2011
    Law professor Lawrence Lessig
    November 7, 2011 | 10:58