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  • Author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

    Harlem is Nowhere author describes what it’s like to live in a place with such a large myth and explains why the area can be described as a mecca for African Americans.

    12:42
    Air Date: March 10, 2011
    Author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
    March 10, 2011 | 12:42
  • Actor Aaron Eckhart

    Actor explains why his character in Battle: Los Angeles is the only one in his career that he’s been sad to move on from.

    10:58
    Air Date: March 10, 2011
    Actor Aaron Eckhart
    March 10, 2011 | 10:58
  • Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco

    Hip-hop artist explains why it took three long years for the release of his latest album.

    23:39
    Air Date: March 9, 2011
    Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco
    March 9, 2011 | 23:39
  • Writer Mark Richard

    Award-winning writer reflects on his spiritual journey and explains why he believes if we survive our childhood, we have a story to tell.

    24:04
    Air Date: March 8, 2011
    Writer Mark Richard
    March 8, 2011 | 24:04
  • Professor Mansour El-Kikhia

    Exiled Libyan dissident and University of Texas political science department chair discusses what he calls the hypocrisy of U.S. presidents concerning Qaddafi.

    10:19
    Air Date: March 7, 2011
    Professor Mansour El-Kikhia
    March 7, 2011 | 10:19
  • NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    NBA great talks about his latest project, On the Shoulders of Giants, and how his love of history has led to a new career.

    13:21
    Air Date: March 7, 2011
    NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    March 7, 2011 | 13:21
  • Author Susan Jacoby

    Never Say Die author discusses the plight of America’s aging baby boomers and what that means for the U.S. as a whole.

    23:42
    Air Date: March 4, 2011
    Author Susan Jacoby
    March 4, 2011 | 23:42
  • M.I.T. Sherry Turkle

    Founder-director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self and author of Alone Together explains the consequences that people face in creating a culture of constant interruption.

    11:13
    Air Date: March 3, 2011
    M.I.T. Sherry Turkle
    March 3, 2011 | 11:13
  • Actor Anthony Mackie

    Busy actor discusses the business side of filmmaking and explains why African Americans must create their own film projects.

    12:44
    Air Date: March 3, 2011
    Actor Anthony Mackie
    March 3, 2011 | 12:44
  • Author Bing West

    Former Defense Department official explains why he feels the U.S. military should not be in the business of nation-building and describes the single biggest killer of U.S. forces who are fighting in Afghanistan.

    23:41
    Air Date: March 2, 2011
    Author Bing West
    March 2, 2011 | 23:41
  • Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson

    Motown legend discusses his recovery from drug addiction and offers advice to his ‘little brother’ El DeBarge, who recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.

    24:11
    Air Date: March 1, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson
    March 1, 2011 | 24:11
  • Wisconsin Educ. Assn. Council Mary Bell

    Wisconsin Education Association Council president offers the latest details on the showdown between Gov. Walker and the public employee unions and explains why she feels the governor’s plan goes too far.

    9:48
    Air Date: February 28, 2011
    Wisconsin Educ. Assn. Council Mary Bell
    February 28, 2011 | 9:48
  • Filmmaker Charles Ferguson

    Oscar-winning director of Inside Job reflects on winning the award when the financial meltdown issues addressed by the documentary remain unresolved.

    14:08
    Air Date: February 28, 2011
    Filmmaker Charles Ferguson
    February 28, 2011 | 14:08
  • Author Annette Gordon-Reed

    Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Andrew Johnson explains why the Reconstruction-era commander in chief, over time, came to be viewed as a bad president.

    12:14
    Air Date: February 25, 2011
    Author Annette Gordon-Reed
    February 25, 2011 | 12:14