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Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Roundtable – Hour One

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Mississippi Freedom Summer – Hour 1

12/05/14

In a rebroadcast of the first hour of our special roundtable discussion commemorating the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer, civil rights activists Bob Moses, Charlie Cobb and Rita Bender reflect on their roles in the movement and where the nation stands on civil rights issues today.

Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Roundtable – Hour Two

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Mississippi Freedom Summer – Hour 2

12/05/14

In a rebroadcast of the second hour of our special roundtable discussion, Bob Moses, Charlie Cobb and Rita Bender discuss nonviolence as a political strategy and the role media coverage played in Mississippi Freedom Summer. They also remember the unsung heroes of the movement.

Friday, December 5 – Friday, December 12

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Bob Moses

Rita Bender

Charlie Cobb

In the summer of 1964, nearly 1,000 college students from across the country traveled to Mississippi to help register Black citizens to vote. For 10 harrowing weeks over what came to be known as Mississippi Freedom Summer, these young people worked with organizers and local African American activists to challenge white supremacist rule. Along the way, they faced hostility, violence, arrest and even murder.

In August, we marked the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer with a special roundtable discussion featuring three of its key players, and we’re rebroadcasting the conversation this week.

Our panelists are Bob Moses, field director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and director of SNCC’s Mississippi Project; Charlie Cobb, a field secretary for SNCC and a major architect of the Freedom School Program; and Rita Bender, a Freedom Summer organizer and a member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Bender is the widow of Mickey Schwerner, who was killed by white supremacists that summer along with fellow activists Andrew Goodman and James Chaney in Neshoba County, Mississippi.


Friday, November 28 – Friday, December 5

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Connie Rice

Bret Stephens

Robert Freeman

George Johnson

Maysa

Brian Krebs

Andrea Woroch

Marcus Baram

Colin A. Johnson

This week, a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in August. Civil rights attorney Connie Rice assesses the grand jury’s decision.In his new book, “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder”, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Bret Stephens of “The Wall Street Journal” argues that the U.S. should be more vigorously involved in international affairs. He joins us to discuss his views on foreign policy.

Robert Freeman, a former director of three of the nation’s top music schools, says aspiring classical musicians must embrace skills beyond music if the nation’s orchestras are to survive. He joins us to discuss his new book, “The Crisis of Classical Music in America: Lessons from a Life in the Education of Musicians”.

Following the $325 million contract recently signed by outfielder Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins, sports commentator George Johnson offers his take on the exorbitant salaries paid to Major League Baseball players.

The holiday season is underway and it’s time to break out the Christmas albums. While you’re dusting off the old ones, there’s a new one out to add to your collection – “A Very Maysa Christmas”. Singer and songwriter Maysa joins us to share her latest project.

In his new book, “Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cyber Crime – from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door”, investigative journalist Brian Krebs unmasks the masterminds behind the spam scams targeting your inbox.

In this week’s installment of “Five Things You Should Know About… “, consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch shares her tips for online shopping during the holidays.

Gil Scott-Heron is best known for telling America that “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” – but his influence extends far beyond that seminal lyric. He’s the subject of a new biography, “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man”, by Marcus Baram, managing editor of the “International Business Times”, who joins us to discuss Scott-Heron’s life and career.

The late Maya Angelou’s family is keeping her legacy alive with two posthumous projects – “Caged Bird Songs”, a CD with Angelou reciting her poetry to music, and a collection of observations called “Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou”. Her grandson, Colin A. Johnson, joins us.

 

Connie Rice – Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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Connie Rice

11/28/14

This week, a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in August. Civil rights attorney Connie Rice assesses the grand jury’s decision.

Bret Stephens – “America in Retreat”

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Bret Stephens

11/28/14

There are plenty of polls showing that most Americans believe the United States should back away from foreign affairs and focus on pressing needs at home. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Bret Stephens of “The Wall Street Journal” says such opinions are misguided. In his new book, “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder”, he argues the U.S. should be more vigorously involved in international affairs. He joins us to discuss his views on foreign policy.

Robert Freeman – “The Crisis of Classical Music in America”

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Robert Freeman

11/28/14

Robert Freeman, a former director of three of the nation’s top music schools, says today’s young musicians need take more risks and communicate across genres if the nation’s orchestras are to survive. He joins us to discuss his new book, “The Crisis of Classical Music in America: Lessons from a Life in the Education of Musicians”.

George Johnson – Sports Drill

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George Johnson

11/28/14

Following the $325 million contract recently signed by outfielder Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins, sports commentator George Johnson offers his take on the exorbitant salaries paid to Major League Baseball players.

Maysa – “A Very Maysa Christmas”

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Maysa

11/28/14

The holiday season is underway and that means it’s time to break out the lights, decorations, shopping lists and, of course, those old Christmas albums. And while you’re dusting off the old ones, there’s a new one you’ll want to add to your collection – “A Very Maysa Christmas”. Singer and songwriter Maysa joins us to share her latest project.

Brian Krebs – “Spam Nation”

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Brian Krebs

11/28/14

Unsolicited Internet ads – better known as spam – can not only install viruses on your computer, they can also steal your personal data and destroy your finances. In his new book, “Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cyber Crime – from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door”, investigative journalist Brian Krebs, founder of the cyber security website KrebsonSecurity.com, unmasks the masterminds behind the spam scams targeting your inbox.