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  • Musician Robert Randolph

    The musician Rolling Stone lists as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” reflects on the making of his latest CD, “Lickety Split.”

    Air Date: August 22, 2013
    Musician Robert Randolph
    August 22, 2013 | 13:26
  • Steel guitarist Robert Randolph

    Randolph—who plays one of the most difficult musical instruments there is: the pedal steel guitar—tells how he perfected his artistry.

    Air Date: March 6, 2014
    Steel guitarist Robert Randolph
    March 6, 2014 | 12:07
  • Poet Claudia Rankine

    A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Rankine discusses poetry as a way of responding to racism and inequality.

    Air Date: December 8, 2014
    Poet Claudia Rankine
    December 8, 2014 | 11:49
  • Actor-director Michael Rapaport

    The actor-turned-director of the new hip-hop documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest explains why he feels the group is just as important to music as the Beatles and discusses his disagreement over the film with Tribe frontman Q-Tip.

    Air Date: July 7, 2011
    Actor-director Michael Rapaport
    July 7, 2011 | 8:51
  • Actress Phylicia Rashad

    Tony-winning actress shares her secret for maintaining an award-winning stage and film career without being typecast and describes her character in the much-anticipated new feature film, For Colored Girls.

    Air Date: November 2, 2010
    Actress Phylicia Rashad
    November 2, 2010 | 23:39
  • Actress-director Phylicia Rashad

    The Tony-winning actress reflects on her versatility in the business and adding theater director to her long list of successes.

    Air Date: May 10, 2013
    Actress-director Phylicia Rashad
    May 10, 2013 | 17:12
  • Actress Kim Raver

    Actress discusses wrestling with certain issues in her latest series, Grey’s Anatomy.

    Air Date: April 7, 2010
    Actress Kim Raver
    April 7, 2010 | 9:41
  • Author Diane Ravitch

    Former Education Department official talks about the role of testing in the U.S. education system.

    Air Date: April 13, 2010
    Author Diane Ravitch
    April 13, 2010 | 13:33
  • NYU professor Dr. Diane Ravitch

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

    Air Date: September 8, 2014
    NYU professor Dr. Diane Ravitch
    September 8, 2014 | 11:16
  • Actor Eddie Redmayne

    The Oscar-nominated actor discusses his role in the Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything.

    Air Date: February 10, 2015
    Actor Eddie Redmayne
    February 10, 2015 | 26:36
  • Singer Dianne Reeves

    One of the foremost female jazz vocalists in the world today, Reeves comments on her five-year hiatus between CDs.

    Air Date: February 19, 2014
    Singer Dianne Reeves
    February 19, 2014 | 12:18
  • Actor Keanu Reeves

    Reeves dissects the gains and losses of technological advances and industry shifts in filmmaking, which he details in the documentary, Side by Side.

    Air Date: August 22, 2012
    Actor Keanu Reeves
    August 22, 2012 | 24:03
  • Former labor secretary Robert Reich

    Former labor secretary and Aftershock author explains why, economically, America is almost two separate countries.

    Air Date: September 30, 2010
    Former labor secretary Robert Reich
    September 30, 2010 | 10:16
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich

    The former labor secretary and Beyond Outrage author discusses the upcoming unemployment report and his sense of mistakes made by the past two presidential administrations.

    Air Date: September 5, 2012
    Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich
    September 5, 2012 | 23:50