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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.
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

April 12, 2013

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

Vantage, Washington; the Columbia River crossing interstate 90
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

Sherman Alexie (Credit: Alton Christensen)
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

April 11, 2013

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

April 5, 2013

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

April 5, 2013

Poet Kyle Dargan talks about his efforts to reconcile his disparate cultural environments through poetry. Continue reading

April 5, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Theologian James Cone and historian Taylor Branch join Bill to discuss Dr. King’s other dream: economic justice. Continue reading

John Grisham on Bill Moyers Journal in 2008
March 29, 2013 | Moyers Moments

The bestselling author tells Bill how our legal system deals out justice unevenly, with terrible consequences and cost. Continue reading

February 26, 2013

Martín Espada reads “Blessed Be The Truth-Tellers,” inspired by Jack Agüeros, a truth-telling Puerto Rican poet, fiction writer, playwright, community organizer, translator, and the first writer Espada ever met.

February 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Exploring the virus of money in our politics, and how we need to combat it. Continue reading

February 15, 2013

Poet Martín Espada talks about the sacrifices artists sometimes need to make, and what drives him to both poetry and activism.
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