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Marian Wright Edelman – “Ending Child Poverty Now”

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Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman

2/20/15

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, discusses the organization’s recently released report, “Ending Child Poverty Now”, which says an expenditure of just 2 percent of the national budget – a figure the report contends can be achieved entirely through cost savings – would immediately decrease child poverty in America by 60 percent.

William Frey – “Diversity Explosion”

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William Frey

2/20/15

William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the nation’s leading demographer, joins us to discuss his new book, “Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America,” in which he shows that the nation’s fast-changing racial makeup will have an effect in the first half of the 21st Century as profound as the Baby Boom did in the second half of the 20th Century.

John Oates – “Another Good Road”

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John Oates

2/20/15

John Oates of Hall & Oates – the No. 1 selling duo in music history – joins us to discuss his latest project, a television special and CD called “Another Good Road”.

Friday, February 20 – Friday, February 27

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Marian Wright Edelman

John Oates

William Frey

Memories of the Movement

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, discusses the organization’s recently released report, “Ending Child Poverty Now”, which says an expenditure of just 2 percent of the national budget would immediately decrease child poverty in America by 60 percent.

William Frey, the nation’s leading demographer, joins us to discuss his book, “Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America”, which examines the impact of the nation’s changing racial makeup.

John Oates of Hall & Oates – the No. 1 selling duo in music history – joins us to discuss his latest project, a television special and CD called “Another Good Road”.

 The years of the civil rights movement are counted among the most volatile, yet vibrant, in American history. In the second half of our two-part Black History Month special, “Memories of the Movement“, we bring you more poignant, humorous, unheard, or little-known stories from a number of well-known civil rights icons. Part Two features reflections from Ruby Dee, Clarence Jones, Xernona Clayton, Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, Hillary Clinton, Rev. Amos Brown, Earl CaldwellMarian Wright Edelman, Taylor Rogers, and Rev. C.T. Vivian.


Memories of the Movement – Hour Two, Part 1

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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee

Clarence Jones

Clarence Jones

Arun Gandhi

Arun Gandhi

2/20/15

Ruby Dee: The legendary actress recalls the deep friendship she and husband Ossie Davis had with Malcolm X. Arun Gandhi: the Mahatma’s grandson remembers Dr. King’s visit, as well as one special night when the civil rights icon slept in a museum to better prepare for the struggle back home. Clarence Jones: Dr. King’s personal attorney shares the story of how he joined the movement at the behest of Dr. King.

Memories of the Movement – Hour Two, Part 2

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Xernona Clayton

Xernona Clayton

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Dr. Gardner C. Taylor

Dr. Gardner Taylor

Rev. Amos Brown

Rev. Amos Brown

2/20/15

Xernona Clayton: The events coordinator and close friend of Dr. and Mrs. King recounts the one time she believes Dr. King was truly afraid for his life. Dr. Gardner Taylor: Dr. King’s mentor and confidante remembers the debates the pair had over the limits of non-violence. Hillary Clinton: The former Secretary of State, U.S. senator, and First Lady reflects on meeting Dr. King as a child. Rev. Amos Brown: The Mississippi native recalls how segregation often led to dangerous confrontations.

Memories of the Movement – Hour One, Part 3

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Earl Caldwell

Earl Caldwell

Taylor Rogers

Taylor Rogers

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman

Rev. C.T. Vivian

C.T. Vivian

2/20/15

Earl Caldwell: Former reporter for “The New York Times” describes the peculiar instructions he got from his editors when covering Dr. King. Marian Wright Edelman: The children’s advocate, who got her start in the civil rights movement, recalls her harrowing first visit to Mississippi. Taylor Rogers: Former sanitation worker remembers the pivotal strike and ensuing violence that brought Dr. King to Memphis in 1968. C.T. Vivian: Close friend and lieutenant recalls the many occasions that tested Dr. King’s commitment to non-violence.

Friday, February 13 – Friday, February 20

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Joyce Carol Oates

Memories of the Movement

Kevin Costner

Renowned author Joyce Carol Oates joins us to talk about her latest novel, “The Sacrifice.” Loosely based on the events surrounding the controversial Tawana Brawley case of the late 1980s, “The Sacrifice” explores why Americans are so addicted to sensational stories.

The new film “Black or White” centers around a white man who has raised his biracial granddaughter since his daughter died in childbirth. Portrayed by Kevin Costner, the grandfather is suddenly widowed and finds himself in a custody battle with the girl’s African American grandmother. Costner joins us to talk about the film.

The years of the civil rights movement are among the most volatile, yet vibrant, in American history. In our two-part Black History Month special, “Memories of the Movement“, we celebrate the courage, conviction, and commitment of the everyday people who made extraordinary contributions to American social progress.

Memories of the Movement” features poignant, humorous, unheard, or little-known stories from a number of well-known civil rights icons. Part One features stories from Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Danny Glover, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Dr. Raye Richardson, Yuri Kochiyama, Rep. John Lewis, Dorothy Tillman, Rev. Robert Graetz, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, Elizabeth Eckford and Jefferson Thomas of the “Little Rock Nine”, and Dick Gregory.


Joyce Carol Oates – “The Sacrifice”

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Joyce Carol Oates

2/13/15

Renowned author Joyce Carol Oates joins us to talk about her latest novel, “The Sacrifice.” Loosely based on the events surrounding the controversial Tawana Brawley case that made headlines in the late 1980s, “The Sacrifice” explores why Americans are so addicted to sensational stories.

Kevin Costner – “Black or White”

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Kevin Costner

2/13/15

The new film “Black or White” is generating a lot of conversation over its sensitive racial themes. The story centers around a white man who has raised his biracial granddaughter since his daughter died in childbirth. Portrayed by Kevin Costner, the grandfather is suddenly widowed and finds himself in a custody battle with the girl’s African American grandmother. Costner joins us to talk about the film and its controversial plot.