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Nadine Gordimer (screen shot, A World of Ideas, 1990)
July 15, 2014 | Blog

In this 1990 interview with Bill, the late South African writer talks about how she came to understand politics through its effects on people. Continue reading

As a working musician, Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven says, "one day you're the guest of honor, the next day you're a peasant." (Image: Peter Holderness)
June 19, 2014 | Blog

“You have to code-switch a lot. One day you’re the guest of honor, the next day you’re a peasant.” Continue reading

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Updated June 2, 2014 | Blog

In this clip from a 1973 interview, Bill Moyers asks Maya Angelou, who died last week at the age of 86, about the burgeoning women’s liberation movement and what it means to her. Continue reading

Oscar Isaac plays fictional folksinger Llewyn Davis in the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. (Image: CBS Films)
May 28, 2014 | Activism

For over a century, American activists have employed folk music as an instrument of change. Continue reading

Hands playing a guitar. (Photo: Ginny/Flickr)
May 13, 2014 | Perspectives

A fight that many creators don’t know is unfolding should be of paramount concern. Continue reading

book cover
April 8, 2014 | Blog

His award winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is one of the most banned books in America. Continue reading

Diane Ravitch
March 28, 2014 | Blog

We asked education historian Diane Ravitch what she hopes people will do after watching this week’s show. Here’s what she had to say. Continue reading

Image courtesy of Netflix.
February 25, 2014 | Blog

“Truth is always stranger than fiction,” notes this week’s guest Mike Lofgren. “It is also more urgently connected to the information we need to know to live as citizens. Yet fiction is more compelling.” Continue reading

Beatles invasion flight relived
February 8, 2014 | Blog

Our senior writer reflects on the transformative British band’s first visit to America. Continue reading

Pete Seeger
January 31, 2014 | Blog

In these clips from interviews with Bill Moyers, Seeger discusses dissent, environmentalism and his hope for a better world. Continue reading

David Simon at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas
January 30, 2014 | Blog

Journalist and creator of The Wire talks about how America is “utterly schizophrenic” when it comes to our society, economy and politics. Continue reading

A sign for Wall Street is displayed on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 4, 2013. Uncertainty over the outcome of a budget battle in Washington pushed world stock markets lower on Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 30, 2014 | Blog

Thomas Picketty’s book is expected to set off a firestorm in our economic discourse. Continue reading

Pete Seeger in 1955 (Photo: Frank Palumbo/Library of Congress)
January 28, 2014 | Blog

Our senior writer remembers what the folksinger’s music meant to him. Continue reading

Illustration from 1902 Scribner edition of Mody Dick. (Image: I. W. Taber)
January 27, 2014 | Blog

Two characters from Herman Melville’s novels foretold the dangerous future of American empire. Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 | Blog

Mythologist Joseph Campbell talks about how our connection to the universe adds perspective to our lives. Continue reading

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