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Paul Albergo – Preview of the 114th Congress

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Paul Albergo

11/14/14

The 114th Congress will convene in January with the Republican Party at the helm in both the House and the Senate. Paul Albergo, director of news coverage for Bloomberg BNA, looks ahead to the GOP’s legislative agenda.

Cmdr. Chris Hadfield – “You Are Here”

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Cmdr. Chris Hadfield

11/14/14

Astronauts get to see our planet the way few other human beings can, and Cmdr. Chris Hadfield has a new book out that shares that unique perspective. “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes” shows a selection from some 45,000 photographs of Earth that Commander Hadfield shot from aboard the International Space Station. He joins us talk about his experiences in space.

Michelle Singletary – Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins

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Michelle Singletary

11/14/14

The second open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins on Nov. 15. Michelle Singletary, nationally-syndicated columnist for “The Washington Post”, looks and how Obamacare fared in its first year and has information on signing up.

Norman Lear – “Even This I Get to Experience”

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Norman Lear

11/14/14

With groundbreaking programs like “All in the Family”, “Maude”, “Good Times”, and “The Jeffersons” to his credit, Norman Lear lifted television comedy far beyond the escapist fare of the 1960s to reflect the nation’s mood in the 1970s. It was a risky gambit, but the shows proved too popular with the public for network executives to ignore. In the first installment of a two-part conversation, Lear discusses his new memoir, “Even This I Get to Experience”.

Jamal Simmons – Net Neutrality Update

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Jamal Simmons

11/14/14

President Obama stepped into the net neutrality debate this week when he called for federal regulators to pass strict regulations on high-speed Internet providers and adopt rules that would treat the Internet like any other public utility. Jamal Simmons, co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance, assesses the President’s comments.

Jesse Walker – “United States of Paranoia”

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Jesse Walker

11/14/14

From Roswell, N.M. to the JFK assassination to President Obama’s birthplace, America has no shortage of conspiracy theories. While these narratives are often dismissed as the ideas of paranoid crackpots, they are actually quite common. In his new book, “The United States of Paranoia”, Jesse Walker, senior editor at “Reason” magazine, explains why conspiracy theories have always been part of our national identity.

Mia Bay – “The Light of Truth”

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Mia Bay

11/14/14

There is perhaps no name more synonymous with the anti-lynching movement than that of Ida B. Wells. A new anthology of her work, “The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader,” covers the scope of Wells’ career, from her early writings to her anti-lynching exposés. Mia Bay, professor of history at Rutgers University and director of the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity, edited the collection and joins us to discuss Wells and her work.

Sports Drill

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George Johnson

11/14/14

Sports commentator George Johnson reflects on the legacy of former pro golfer Charlie Sifford, now 92, who broke the PGA’s color barrier and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week.

Gina Prince-Bythewood – “Beyond the Lights”

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Gina Prince-Bythewood

11/14/14

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood joins us to discuss her new film “Beyond the Lights”, which features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker in the story of a rising pop star and a police officer who find love but struggle against overbearing parents, frenzied paparazzi, and an adoring but unforgiving fan base.

Friday, November 14 – Friday, November 21

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Paul Albergo

Michelle Singletary

Jamal Simmons

Mia Bay

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Cmdr. Chris Hadfield

Norman Lear

Jesse Walker

George Johnson

The 114th Congress will convene in January with the Republican Party leading both the House and the Senate. Paul Albergo, director of news coverage for Bloomberg BNA, looks ahead to the GOP’s legislative agenda.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has a new book out that shares a unique perspective. “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes” is a selectionfrom 45,000 photos Hadfield shot from aboard the International Space Station. He joins us talk about his experiences in space.

The second open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins on Nov. 15. Michelle Singletary, nationally-syndicated columnist for “The Washington Post”, looks and how Obamacare fared in its first year and has information on signing up.

With groundbreaking programs like “All in the Family”, “Maude”, “Good Times”, “The Jeffersons” and many others to his credit, Norman Lear remade television comedy to reflect the nation’s mood in the 1970s. In the first installment of a two-part conversation, he joins us to share his new memoir, “Even This I Get to Experience”.

President Obama stepped into the net neutrality debate this week when he called for federal regulators to pass strict regulations on high-speed Internet providers. Jamal Simmons, co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance, assesses the President’s remarks.

In his new book, “The United States of Paranoia,” Jesse Walker, senior editor at “Reason” magazine, says conspiracy theories have always been part of our national identity. He joins us to explain why.

There is perhaps no name more synonymous with the anti-lynching movement than that of Ida B. Wells. A new anthology of her work, “The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader,” covers the scope of Wells’ career. History professor Mia Bay, director of the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity, edited the collection and joins us to discuss Wells and her work.

Sports commentator George Johnson reflects on the legacy of former pro Charlie Sifford, now 92, who broke the PGA’s color barrier and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week.

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood discusses her new film “Beyond the Lights”, the story of a rising pop star and a police officer who find love but struggle against overbearing parents, reckless paparazzi, and frenzied fans.