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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Robert Battle & Alicia Graf Mack

    Artistic director Battle and dancer Mack discuss their goal to build on the prestigious Company’s triumphs while making sure it stays relevant.

    14:06
    Air Date: September 15, 2014
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Robert Battle & Alicia Graf Mack
    September 15, 2014 | 14:06
  • Dancer-choreographer Judith Jamison

    The longtime artistic director for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater reflects on Ailey’s mission and his company’s legacy and describes the genius in dance.

    09:47
    Air Date: September 15, 2014
    Dancer-choreographer Judith Jamison
    September 15, 2014 | 09:47
  • Producer-musician Quincy Jones

    Jones talks about his film, Keep on Keepin’ On, documenting the mentorship between jazz legend Clark Terry and a blind piano prodigy.

    26:36
    Air Date: September 12, 2014
    Producer-musician Quincy Jones
    September 12, 2014 | 26:36
  • Actor-director-producer Ed Harris

    Harris defines his role in Frontera, a new feature film that examines immigration issues, racism and the law.

    26:36
    Air Date: September 11, 2014
    Actor-director-producer Ed Harris
    September 11, 2014 | 26:36
  • Singer-songwriter Kem

    The Grammy-nominated artist describes his latest CD, “Promise to Love,” which topped Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

    11:50
    Air Date: September 10, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Kem
    September 10, 2014 | 11:50
  • Filmmaker Rory Kennedy

    Kennedy explains how her family’s connection to Vietnam informed her passion for her latest documentary, Last Days in Vietnam.

    12:02
    Air Date: September 10, 2014
    Filmmaker Rory Kennedy
    September 10, 2014 | 12:02
  • Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover

    Considered by many as the reigning king of tap, Glover talks about his desire to restore African roots to tap.

    12:05
    Air Date: September 9, 2014
    Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover
    September 9, 2014 | 12:05
  • Bioethics law professor Glenn Cohen

    The medical ethics expert reviews controversial health issues, including experimental Ebola drugs and prescription opiate use in the U.S.

    10:53
    Air Date: September 9, 2014
    Bioethics law professor Glenn Cohen
    September 9, 2014 | 10:53
  • Dr. John Deasy, LAUSD Superintendent

    Deasy shares his mission for educating students in one of the largest and most diverse public school districts in the U.S.

    12:22
    Air Date: September 8, 2014
    Dr. John Deasy, LAUSD Superintendent
    September 8, 2014 | 12:22
  • NYU professor Dr. Diane Ravitch

    The former U.S. assistant secretary of education weighs in on how to reform the American public school system.

    11:16
    Air Date: September 8, 2014
    NYU professor Dr. Diane Ravitch
    September 8, 2014 | 11:16
  • Hip-hop artist Chuck D

    The hip-hop pioneer discusses the current state of the rap culture and his new digital album, “The Black in Man.”

    26:36
    Air Date: September 5, 2014
    Hip-hop artist Chuck D
    September 5, 2014 | 26:36
  • Musician Sérgio Mendes

    Mendes reflects on his influence on the music industry, his collaborations and his mediums and talks about his latest projects.

    11:29
    Air Date: September 4, 2014
    Musician Sérgio Mendes
    September 4, 2014 | 11:29
  • Dr. Tricia Rose, Brown University

    The internationally respected scholar offers her take on the difficulty Americans have in dealing with the issue of racial inequality in the U.S.

    12:20
    Air Date: September 4, 2014
    Dr. Tricia Rose, Brown University
    September 4, 2014 | 12:20
  • Jazz pianist Billy Childs

    The Grammy winner shares why he chose to pay tribute to singer-songwriter Laura Nyro in his latest project and performs the track, “The Confession.”

    12:13
    Air Date: September 3, 2014
    Jazz pianist Billy Childs
    September 3, 2014 | 12:13
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