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Friday, November 21 – Friday, November 28

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Joel Klein

Sharon Isbin

Ruby Wax

George Johnson

Norman Lear

Rona Peligal

Jamika Pessoa

Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman

As chancellor of New York City’s schools, Joel Klein transformed a system that was historically resistant to change. He joins us to discuss his new book, “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools”.

In the conclusion of our two-part chat with Norman Lear, the legendary TV producer – author of a new memoir, “Even This I Get to Experience” – shares his memories of “All in the Family”, “Good Times”, “The Jeffersons”, “Maude”, and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”.

Sharon Isbin has taken classical guitar to a new level. Her journey from fledgling rocket scientist to Grammy winner to founder of Juilliard’s guitar program is told in a new documentary, “Sharon Isbin: Troubadour”. She joins us to discuss her life and career.

In a new report, Human Rights Watch documents the accounts of nearly 50 witnesses and victims of kidnappings by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Rona Peligal, deputy director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch, shares the findings.

Comedian Ruby Wax is a tireless campaigner against the stigma faced by people with mental illness. She uses her wit and experience to explore the brain in her new book, “Sane New World: A User’s Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind”, and joins us in our studio.

In this week’s installment of “Five Things You Should Know About…”, chef Jamika Pessoa shares her tips on preparing and hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

Sports commentator George Johnson recounts the NFL’s drama-filled week, including Adrian Peterson’s season-long suspension from the Minnesota Vikings, the feud between Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks, and Robert Griffin III’s controversial comments about his Washington teammates.

Remote Area Medical sends medical professionals and volunteers to areas where vast numbers of people can’t access or afford health care. Filmmakers Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman chronicle one of the organization’s massive three-day clinics in their documentary, “Remote Area Medical”. They join us to discuss the film.

Joel Klein – “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools”

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Joel Klein

11/21/14

As chancellor of New York City’s schools, Joel Klein transformed a system that was historically resistant to change. He joins us to discuss his new book, “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools”, in which he offers tips on restructuring education for the 21st Century.

Norman Lear – “Even This I Get to Experience”, Part 2

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Norman Lear

11/21/14

In the conclusion of our two-part conversation with Norman Lear, the legendary TV producer – author of a new memoir, “Even This I Get to Experience” – shares his memories of “All in the Family”, “Good Times”, “The Jeffersons”, “Maude”, and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”.

Sharon Isbin – “Sharon Isbin: Troubadour”

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Sharon Isbin

11/21/14

Sharon Isbin has taken classical guitar to a level of artistry never heard before. Her journey from fledgling rocket scientist to Grammy winner to founder of Juilliard’s guitar program is told in a new documentary, “Sharon Isbin: Troubadour”. She joins us to discuss her life and career.

Rona Peligal – “Those Terrible Weeks in Their Camp”

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Rona Peligal

11/21/14

Seven months have passed since nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In a new report, “Those Terrible Weeks in Their Camp: Boko Haram Violence against Women and Girls in Northeast Nigeria”, Human Rights Watch documents the accounts of nearly 50 witnesses and victims of Boko Haram kidnappings. Rona Peligal, deputy director of the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, shares their findings.

Ruby Wax – “Sane New World”

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Ruby Wax

11/21/14

Comedian Ruby Wax is a tireless campaigner against the stigma faced by people with mental illness. She uses her wit and experience to explore the brain in her new book, “Sane New World: A User’s Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind”, and joins us in our studio.

Jamika Pessoa – “Five Things You Should Know About… Preparing for Thanksgiving”

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Jamika Pessoa

11/21/14

In this week’s installment of “Five Things You Should Know About…”, chef Jamika Pessoa shares her tips on preparing and hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

Sports Drill

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George Johnson

11/21/14

Sports commentator George Johnson recounts the NFL’s drama-filled week, including Adrian Peterson’s season-long suspension from the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of child abuse charges, the feud between Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks, and Robert Griffin III’s controversial comments about his Washington teammates.

Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman – “Remote Area Medical”

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Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman

11/21/14

Remote Area Medical is an organization that brings volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists and other professionals to areas where vast numbers of people find it difficult to access or afford health care. The need is so great that some patients camp out for days to get treatment. Husband-and-wife filmmakers Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman chronicle one of the organization’s massive three-day clinics in their new documentary, “Remote Area Medical”. They join us to discuss the film.

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.