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  • RFK started his career working under Senator Joseph McCarthy. He died a liberal hero. Author and journalist Larry Tye shows us how the remarkable journey occurred, sharing pieces of history revealed in his newly released book.  Introduced by Bill… more

  • Saxophonist and composer Benny Golson learned his instrument and the vocabulary of jazz while still in high school in Philadelphia. Over the course of an illustrious 60-year career, he has recorded more than 30 albums, written well over 300… more

  • Moby | Porcelain: A Memoir

    Recorded May 19, 2016

    “One of the most important dance music figures of the early ’90s” ( AllMusic ), electronica legend Moby has created eleven studio albums—including Ambient , Hotel , 18 , and Play —that have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He has… more

  • One of America’s most experienced and respected broadcast journalists, Lesley Stahl recently celebrated her 25th year as a correspondent for the venerable 60 Minutes . Prior to this she was CBS’s White House correspondent during the Carter,… more

  • “Popular history at its best: a taut narrative with a novelist's touch, grounded in careful research” ( Miami Herald ), Nathaniel Philbrick’s works include the National Book Award-winning  In The Heart of the Sea  and  Boston Globe  Horn Book… more

  • Coming from “one of the country’s hottest young cartoonists” ( People ), Robb Armstrong’s Jump Start is the most widely syndicated daily comic strip by an African American in history. Appearing in more than 300 newspapers in eight countries, it… more

  • Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf are two of the world’s leading authorities on America’s enigmatic and paradoxical third President. Gordon-Reed is most noted for the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello , a history… more

  • Best known for the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, retired Air Force Colonel Buzz Aldrin holds a doctorate in astronautics; developed the orbital rendezvous technique critical to America’s lunar landings; and founded the ShareSpace Foundation, a… more

  • James McBride is the author of the National Book Award winner The Good Lord Bird , in which a young boy born into slavery joins abolitionist John Brown’s crusade, concealing his identity and gender to survive. His other books include the New York… more

  • Naturalist Helen Macdonald won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for the bestselling H Is for Hawk , a “beautiful and nearly feral” ( New York Times ) chronicle of the devastating but transformative year she spent training a goshawk… more

  • Both the first Muslim woman and the first Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired people all over the globe through her pioneering legal work. Her books include Iran Awakening: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Life and… more

  • In more than 40 years of public service, Michael Hayden rose to become a United States Air Force four-star general, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security… more

  • “Powerful” ( The Independent ) novelist, playwright, and essayist  Darryl Pinckney  explores issues of racial, sexual, and cultural identity in contemporary America. His semi-autobiographical novel  High Cotton  tells an irreverent and ironic… more

  • The former popular and transformative mayor of Newark, Cory Booker is currently the junior United States senator from New Jersey. During his time as mayor he earned a national reputation for hands-on involvement in public service, foundational… more

  • Jacqueline Woodson | Brown Girl Dreaming

    • Recorded Apr 29, 2015

    The author of more than two dozen books for young adults, Jacqueline Woodson has won three Newbery Honors, a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors, as well as the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her… more