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  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics when they stood at the winners’ podium and raised their black-gloved fists to protest racial… more

  • In conversation with David Fricke, senior editor for Rolling Stone and SiriusXM host The co-founder, co-editor, and publisher of  Rolling Stone , Jann Wenner has influenced the ways in which the world perceives music, politics, and pop culture… more

  • In conversation with Mark Bowden A Pulitzer Prize–-winning journalist and author of four books, Buzz Bissinger is perhaps best known for the New York Times bestseller  Friday Night Lights , the 1990 nonfiction chronicle of a Texas high school… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning journalist and interviewer Co-star of the ABC mega-hit show  Black-ish , Jenifer Lewis’ nearly 35-year career has featured roles in some of Hollywood’s most beloved films and television shows.… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning journalist and broadcaster The United States Representative for California’s 28th Congressional District and the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Adam Schiff was… more

  • In conversation with Karen Heller,  national features writer for The Washington Post,  formerly a metro and features columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer , and a finalist for the  2001 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. “A master of narrative… more

  • Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture In conversation with Marjorie Margolies, President, Women's Campaign International and author of  And How Are the Children?: Timeless Lessons from the Frontlines of Motherhood The younger sister of President Joe… more

  • In conversation with Herman Beavers Gene Andrew Jarrett is the author of Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature and Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature . He is the editor of an… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist A two-time world champion debater and a former coach of the Harvard College Debating Union and the Australian national debating team, Bo Seo has won the World Schools… more

  • In conversation with volume editor, Viet Thanh Nguyen Acclaimed for her contributions to feminism and Chinese American literature, Maxine Hong Kingston won the 1976 National Book Critics Circle General Nonfiction Award for her first book, The… more

  • “The world’s best green journalist” ( TIME ), Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about climate change with his 1989 book The End of Nature . His many other bestselling books about the environment include Falter , Deep Economy ,… more

  • In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald Freelance journalist Chloé Cooper Jones was a 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for “Fearing for His Life,” a profile of the man who filmed NYPD officers killing Eric Garner. Also a philosophy… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition “A national treasure” ( Vanity Fair ), Margo Jefferson won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her memoir Negroland , an examination of her upbringing and… more

  • In conversation with Solomon Jones. Lawrence Jackson ’s award-winning books include The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics , biographies of Chester Himes and Ralph Ellison, and a memoir about his… more

  • In conversation with Mitchell Orenstein, Department Chair and Professor of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania In 2019, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was the focus of international interest when… more

  • To launch the 20th annual program season of One Book, One Philadelphia, join us for a conversation with Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of My Broken Language--the 2022 One Book featured title--and Lilliam Rivera, author of Never Look Back, the 2022… more

  • In conversation with John M. Cooper Historian  Neil Lanctot  is the author of  Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella  and  Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution , a “prodigiously researched” and “enormously… more

  • In conversation with Peter Dobrin, classical music critic and culture writer,  The Philadelphia Inquirer One of classical music’s most celebrated pianists, Jeremy Denk has performed with ensembles such as the National Symphony Orchestra, the New… more

  • A Dublin native and a 34-year columnist and drama critic for The Irish Times, Fintan O’Toole is the author of nearly two dozen books, including  A History of Ireland in 100 Objects ,  Enough is Enough: How to Build a Republic , and  Heroic… more

  • In conversation with comedienne, actor, and author Catherine "Cat" Cohen An acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and actor, Harvey Fierstein is the Tony Award–winning author of Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage aux Folles . His play A Catered Affair… more