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Amy Goodman – “Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America”

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Amy Goodman

4/15/16

Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now! talks about the 20th anniversary of the show and her new book, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America.

Gregory Porter – “Take Me to the Alley”

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Gregory Porter

5/6/16

Since the release of the album “Water” in 2010, Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter has attracted a diverse fanbase and performed all over the world. His new album is called “Take Me to the Alley.” Porter talks about his seemingly meteoric rise and the inspiration behind his latest album.

Friday, June 17 – Friday, June 24

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Amy Goodman

Gregory Porter

This show features segments previously aired:
Amy Goodman talks about the 20th anniversary of her show Democracy Now! and her latest book, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America; Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter has attracted a diverse fan base and performed all over the world since the release of the album, “Water” in 2010. His latest album is called “Take Me to the Alley”. Porter talks about his seemingly meteoric rise and the inspiration behind his latest album.

Friday, June 10 – Friday, June 17

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Betty Reid Soskin

Betty Reid Soskin is a park ranger with the National Park Service, assigned to the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. At age 94, Soskin is the oldest national park ranger in the United States. She has been celebrated as, “A tireless voice for making sure the African-American wartime experience… has a prominent place in the park’s history.” Prior to this, Ms. Soskin worked as clerk in a segregated union hall and was active in the civil rights movement. In this special hour-long conversation, Betty Reid Soskin reflects on her life and her many life lessons.

Betty Reid Soskin – “America’s Oldest Active Park Ranger”

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Betty Reid Soskin

6/10/16

Betty Reid Soskin is a park ranger with the National Park Service, assigned to the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. In this special hour-long conversation, Betty Reid Soskin reflects on her multi-faceted life and her many life lessons.

Friday, June 3 – Friday, June 10

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Wendell Potter

Maria Toorpakai

Rahsaan Bahati

Campaign funding has been a key issue in the Presidential primary cycle, in large part because of the success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Wendell Potter, consumer advocate and co-author of the new book, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It explores national finance trends and their potential impact on the 2016 election.
Compton-born American racing cyclist Rahsaan Bahati has raced for the SKLZ-Pista Palace cycling team and is the winner of several awards including the junior national road racing and national criterium championships. He also represented the United States at the World Championships for two consecutive years. He discusses his path to becoming a world-class cyclist, the Bahati Foundation and how he’s giving back to his community.
Pakistan’s top-rated squash player, Maria Toorpakai talks about her new book, A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight and reveals why she had to dress like a boy to play the sport.

Wendell Potter – “Nation on the Take”

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Wendell Potter

6/3/16

Campaign funding has a been a key issue in the Presidential primary cycle, in large part because of the success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Wendell Potter, Consumer advocate and co-author of the new book, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It explores national finance trends and their potential impact on the 2016 election.

Rahsaan Bahati – “World-Class Cyclist”

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Rahsaan Bahati

6/3/16

Compton-born American racing cyclist Rahsaan Bahati has raced for the SKLZ-Pista Palace cycling team and is the winner of several awards including the junior national road racing and national criterium championships. He also represented the United States at the world championships for two consecutive years. He discusses his path to becoming a world-class cyclist, the Bahati Foundation and how he’s giving back to his community.

Maria Toorpakai – “A Different Kind of Daughter”

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Maria Toorpakai

6/3/16

Pakistan’s top-rated squash player, Maria Toorpakai talks about her new book, A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight and reveals why she had to dress like a boy to play sport.

Friday, May 27 – Friday, June 3

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Senator Bernie Sanders

Stephon Alexander

Paul Pierson

All eyes are on California and its upcoming primary and the Democratic Presidential Candidates continue to campaign for more delegates. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont shares the latest news from his campaign and the race.

Paul Pierson, professor of Political Science at the University of California looks at why he thinks government has been good for America’s prosperity as outlined in his book, co-written with Jacob Hacker, American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper.

Physics professor and jazz saxophonist Stephon Alexander talks about his latest book, The Jazz Of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe.