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May 3, 2013

Watch Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Tom Morello talk with Bill about the unifying power of music. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013 | Moyers Moments

The legendary singer tells Bill what the song “Amazing Grace” means to him. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013 | Moyers Moments

The former Rage Against the Machine guitarist discusses the role of music in political protest. Continue reading

Peter Yarrow and the Wheelers perform with other musicians in a concert to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
May 3, 2013

Watch Newtown parents and legendary singers raise their voices to uplift a community following the Sandy Hook massacre. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013 | Moyers Moments

In this 1994 Moyers Moment, the folk singer reflects on the role his music played over several decades of American history. Continue reading

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May 2, 2013

Newtown parent Francine Wheeler and folk singer Peter Yarrow discuss the power of music to create change. Continue reading

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013 that they have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 19, 2013
In this column from Orion magazine, Sandra Steingraber writes about the movement among people of faith to fight fracking in New York while scientists stay silent.
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April 12, 2013

Writer Sherman Alexie describes living in two different cultures at the same time. Continue reading

In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, nurses walk under dimmed lighting during "quiet time" at the Newborn Family Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 12, 2013 | Book Club

In “Blankets,” an excerpt from Sherman Alexie’s new collection entitled Blasphemy, he recounts his attempts to comfort his ailing father as he recovered from surgery. Continue reading

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April 12, 2013

See and learn about Sherman Alexie’s favorite Native American poets. Continue reading

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April 11, 2013
Poet Laura Da's work about driving through her birthplace, near Vantage, Wash., with her father, and the thoughts about family history the journey brings.
Sherman Alexie (Credit: Alton Christensen)
April 11, 2013

The National Book Award winner talks candidly about how his mental illness has influenced his work. Continue reading

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April 11, 2013 | Book Club

Poet and writer Sherman Alexie joined us for a live chat earlier this year to answer your questions. Replay the chat to see him answer viewer questions about his poetry and books, his creative process and being Native American. Continue reading

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April 11, 2013

In this web extra, Alexie reads his poem and describes how it evolved from idea to finished reflection. Continue reading

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April 5, 2013

In this web extra, poet Kyle Dargan reads his poem about theft and desperation in hard economic times. Continue reading

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