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Frank Luntz – What’s Behind Donald Trump’s Popularity?

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Frank Luntz

1/29/16

Frank Luntz, founder and CEO of the research firm Luntz Global and a frequent commentator on Fox News and CBS, previews the upcoming Iowa caucuses and looks at what’s behind Donald Trump’s growing popularity.

Friday, January 29 – Friday, February 5

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Frank Luntz

Patti Smith

Marvin Kalb

Frank Luntz, founder and CEO of the research firm Luntz Global and a frequent commentator on Fox News and CBS, previews the upcoming Iowa caucuses and looks at what’s behind Donald Trump’s growing popularity.

Veteran broadcast journalist, Harvard professor and Brookings Institution fellow Marvin Kalb discusses his new book, “Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War,” which looks at worsening relations between Russia and the West and what Russian President Vladimir Putin’s provocative policies mean for the future of both his nation and Ukraine.

It’s been 40 years since singer-songwriter Patti Smith’s landmark debut, “Horses,” which has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time.  Also highly acclaimed was her first memoir, “Just Kids,” the 2010 book that chronicled her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Now Smith has written a second memoir – it’s called “M Train,” and it’s about her relationship with her late husband, Fred “Sonic” Smith.  She joins us to talk about the book and her career.

Marvin Kalb – “Imperial Gamble”

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Marvin Kalb

1/29/16

Veteran broadcast journalist, Harvard professor and Brookings Institution fellow Marvin Kalb discusses his new book, “Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War,” which looks at worsening relations between Russia and the West and what Russian President Vladimir Putin’s provocative policies mean for the future of both his nation and Ukraine.

Patti Smith – “M Train”

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Patti Smith

1/29/16

It’s been 40 years since singer-songwriter Patti Smith’s landmark debut, “Horses,” which has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time.  Also highly acclaimed was her first memoir, “Just Kids,” the 2010 book that chronicled her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Now Smith has written a second memoir – it’s called “M Train,” and it’s about her relationship with her late husband, Fred “Sonic” Smith. She joins us to talk about the book and her career.

Friday, January 22 – Friday, January 29

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Glenn Frey, 1948-2016

We devote our entire show to Glenn Frey, the singer, songwriter and guitarist who, along with Don Henley, was a founding member of the Eagles. Frey, who died on Jan. 18 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia at age 67, chalked up 12 U.S. top 100 songs, including “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City.” We’ll pay tribute to Frey with a rebroadcast of an in-depth interview recorded in 2012.

In Memoriam: Glenn Frey, 1948-2016

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Glenn Frey, 1948-2016

1/22/16

We devote our entire show to Glenn Frey, the singer, songwriter and guitarist who, along with Don Henley, was a founding member of the Eagles, one of the most successful bands of all time.  Frey, a Detroit native who died on Jan. 18 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia at age 67, chalked up 12 U.S. top 100 songs, including “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City.” We’ll pay tribute to Frey with a rebroadcast an in-depth interview recorded in 2012.

Friday, January 15 – Friday, January 22

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Disparities in Health Care

Education and the Economy

Environmental Racism

Reclaiming Our Democracy

Justice

This week, we bring you a special broadcast to coincide with the release of “The Covenant with Black America: Ten Years Later,” which updates the 2006 bestseller that laid out a national plan of action to address the 10 most crucial issues facing African Americans. With fresh data provided by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), the updated text explores why Black America still faces crippling inequality.

On this broadcast, we discuss five pressing issues:

Health
Joining us are lawyer and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Prof. Keith Wailoo of Princeton University, whose groundbreaking research on sickle-cell anemia and the politics of race and health changed the way we view that disease.

Reclaiming Our Democracy
Our guests are Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorofChange.org, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.

Education and the Economy
Guests: Russlynn Ali, a former Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the Obama Administration and CEO of the XQ Institute, which strives to reimagine America’s schools, and economist Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president emerita of Bennett College.

Justice
We’re joined by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and soon to join the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as a professor of history, race and public policy, and Los Angeles attorney Connie Rice, co-director of the Advancement Project, a multiracial civil rights organization.

Environment
Our guests are environmental advocate Erin Brockovich and actor Wendell Pierce, best known for his roles on HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” and author of the book, “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken.” (Note: this conversation was not included in the radio broadcast below; the audio can be accessed from our home page.)

“The Covenant with Black America: Ten Years Later” – Disparities in Health Care

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Disparities in Health Care

1/15/16

Joining us to discuss the causes and potential solutions for disparities in health care are lawyer and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Prof. Keith Wailoo of Princeton University, whose groundbreaking research on sickle-cell anemia and the politics of race and health changed the way we view that disease.

“The Covenant with Black America: Ten Years Later” – Reclaiming Our Democracy

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Reclaiming Our Democracy

1/15/16

With us to explore the issues preventing African Americans from fully benefiting from our democracy are Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorofChange.org, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.

“The Covenant with Black America: Ten Years Later” – Education and the Economy

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Education and the Economy

1/15/16

We explore the links between education and economic achievement with Russlynn Ali, a former Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the Obama Administration and CEO of the XQ Institute, which strives to reimagine America’s schools, and economist Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president emerita of Bennett College.