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EPI’s Algernon Austin Austin summarizes the EPI’s “The Unfinished March” report, which addresses changes that have—or have not—occurred in the 50 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Marian Wright Edelman & Dr. Mary Frances Berry Two longtime activists—the Children’s Defense Fund founder and the former Civil Rights Commission chair—discuss the work being done to make the goals of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom a reality.
Historian Clayborne Carson
Carson reflects on the 1963 march—his first demonstration—and one of its complex and multifaceted leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King III & Rev. Bernice A. King
Two of Dr. King’s three surviving children talk about the legacy of their activist father.
Educator Rafe Esquith
An innovative, award-winning classroom teacher, Esquith gives the backstory to his book of no-nonsense advice, Real Talk for Real Teachers.
Trumpeter-composer Chris Botti
The accomplished musician talks about winning a Grammy this year for his CD, “Impressions,” and his versatility in both jazz and pop.
The gifted, multiple Grammy winner explains why he’s celebrating his milestone birthday with new music.
Sociologist Nancy DiTomaso
A vice dean at Rutgers Business School, DiTomaso shares her conclusions of 12 years of research into the causes of minority unemployment.
Jazz musician Charlie Haden
The legendary jazz bassist reflects on his 50-year music career that’s still going strong and the jazz studies program that he founded.
Richard Haass, CFR president
The longtime diplomat and president of the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations think tank assesses the situation in Syria.
Australian actress Toni Collette
The Oscar-nominated actress discusses her highly anticipated fall TV series, Hostages, and her film, The Way, Way Back.
The best-selling author, whose work changed publishing and film, describes the premise of her latest novel, Who Asked You?
Three of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s founding members—Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey and Verdine White—talk about working on their first studio project together in eight years.
Actress Gina Torres
The stage, film and TV actress catches us up on her latest projects, including the legal drama, Suits, on the USA Network.
Disability rights activist Ben Foss
The successful entrepreneur and prominent disability rights leader explains how best to think of dyslexia.
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Described by the NYT as a master of retail politics, the Vermont senator previews the congressional agenda following the summer recess.
Writer Mitchell S. Jackson
The award-winning writer reflects on beating the odds, as portrayed in his debut novel, The Residue Years.
One of the most influential blues musicians of all time, the legendary King reflects on his longevity in the business.
The conversation continues with one of the most celebrated electric blues artists of the late 20th century.
The prominent health expert and perhaps the most trusted family doctor in the U.S. previews season 5 of his Emmy-winning syndicated TV show.
In separate conversations, McNair and Braddock comment on the 50th anniversary of the event that galvanized the civil rights movement in the U.S.
The former U.S. attorney reflects on the significance of events in Birmingham, AL 50 years ago.
The world-class athlete reflects on the mental, physical and spiritual strength that brought her to her goal.
The veteran political journalist dissects his text, This Town, one of the hottest political books of the year.
The award-winning actress opens up about her character in the HBO series, Enlightened, which she also co-created.
Author Andrew Bacevich.
Singer Linda Ronstadt.
Comic-actor Bob Newhart.
Paul Krugman, The New York Times; filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan
Singer Gloria Estefan
Actress Marcia Gay Harden
Vocalist Gregory Porter
Former New York Mayor David Dinkins
Actress Jessica Lange.
Singer Jimmy Carter (Blind Boys of Alabama)
Actress Danai Gurira
Author Eric Schlosser
Director Steve McQueen
Musician Robbie Robertson
Actress Jacqueline Bisset
Author Brian Jay Jones; writer Kathy Eldon
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr