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Mayor Bill de Blasio – Fighting Poverty in New York

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Mayor Bill de Blasio

3/20/15

The increasingly high cost of living is making life miserable for low-income residents in major cities throughout the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and, of course, New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to reverse that trend. He joins us to talk about his plans to decrease poverty, increase affordable housing and address other quality-of-life issues in New York.

Pretty Yende – “The Marriage of Figaro”

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Pretty Yende

3/20/15

The celebrated soprano Pretty Yende took an unconventional route to opera stardom. She started her career with gospel songs instead of arias – in fact, she didn’t even start studying opera until she was a teenager. She joins us to discuss her role as Susanna in the L.A. Opera’s production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”.

Anne Heche – “Dig”

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Anne Heche

3/20/15

Anne Heche joins us to talk about her starring role in the new USA network series “Dig”, a 10-part action-thriller murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern-day Jerusalem.

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff – What Spurs Police Violence?

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Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff

3/20/15

Tests prove that African American boys are often judged as more culpable than whites or Latinos, and their age is overestimated by an average of four-and-a-half years. Black children may be viewed as adults when they are just 13 years old. Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff has studied how those social and psychological underpinnings have spurred violence against young African Americans by police. He’s president and co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA and joins us to share his findings.

Friday, March 20 – Friday, March 27

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Mayor Bill de Blasio

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff

Pretty Yende

Anne Heche

The increasingly high cost of living is making life miserable for low-income residents in major cities like New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio  joins us to talk about his plans to decrease poverty, increase affordable housing and address other quality-of-life issues in New York.

The celebrated soprano Pretty Yende started her career with gospel songs instead of arias – in fact, she didn’t even start studying opera until she was a teenager. She joins us to discuss her role as Susanna in the L.A. Opera’s production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”.

African American boys are often judged as more culpable than whites or Latinos, and their age is overestimated by an average of four-and-a-half years. Phillip Atiba Goff has studied how those perceptions have spurred violence against young African Americans by police. Dr. Goff is president of the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA and joins us to share his findings.

Anne Heche joins us to talk about her starring role in the new USA network series “Dig”, a 10-part murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern-day Jerusalem.

Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Tim Scott – Exclusive Conversation

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Sen. Cory Booker

Sen. Tim Scott

03/13/15

New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and South Carolina Republican Tim Scott are the only African Americans in the United States Senate. They join us for an exclusive, hour-long conversation on their agendas, their goals, and the challenges they face as legislators on opposing sides of the aisle.  

Friday, March 13 – Friday, March 20

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Sen. Cory Booker

Sen. Tim Scott

New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and South Carolina Republican Tim Scott are the only two African Americans in the United States Senate. They join us for an exclusive, hour-long conversation on their agendas, their goals, and the challenges they face as legislators on opposing sides of the aisle.

Stuart H. Smith – “Crude Justice”

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Stuart H. Smith

3/6/15

The BP oil spill of April 2010 was among the worst environmental disasters in recent history, but it was hardly the first one caused by the oil and gas industry. Attorney Stuart H. Smith describes how Big Oil obfuscates critical issues of environmental safety and buys political influence in a new book, “Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America”. Smith joins us to share his fights and his findings.

Jeff Bridges and Bill Shore – “No Kid Hungry”

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Jeff Bridges

Bill Shore

3/6/15

Jeff Bridges is best known as a brilliant performer — he took home the Oscar for Best Actor in 2009 for his starring role in “Crazy Heart” — but he is also passionate about ending childhood hunger in America. Bridges and Bill Shore, founder and CEO of the advocacy group Share Our Strength, have started a pair of anti-hunger campaigns, “No Kid Hungry” and “Breakfast in the Classroom”. They join us to talk about their joint efforts.

Friday, March 6 – Friday, March 13

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Stuart H. Smith

Bill Shore

Jeff Bridges

Mike Epps

Attorney Stuart H. Smith describes how Big Oil obfuscates critical issues of environmental safety and buys political influence in a new book, “Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America”. Smith joins us to share his fights and his findings.

Jeff Bridges is best known as a brilliant performer, but he is also passionate about ending childhood hunger in America. Bridges and Bill Shore, the founder and CEO of the advocacy group Share Our Strength, have started a pair of anti-hunger campaigns, “No Kid Hungry” and “Breakfast in the Classroom”. They join us to talk about their joint efforts.

Comedian Mike Epps  joins us to talk about his AOL web series, “That’s Racist With Mike Epps”, which takes a humorous look at stereotyping, and to look ahead to his upcoming starring role as Richard Pryor in a new biopic.