Producer Picks

HBD, Ms. Morrison
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison turns 84 this week. To celebrate, we're revisiting Steve’s conversation with Morrison about her identity.
The Maple Leaf Forever
It may seem like only half a century but Feb. 15th marks Canada’s the debut of Canada’s maple leaf flag. We salute our northern neighbor’s historic anniversary with Anne’s conversation with Ian...
Being Mortal
Did you catch this week's PBS Frontline documentary about doctors and end-of-life care? Check out what else "New Yorker" writer and physician Atul Gawande had to say when we...
Lynchings
The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama just released a report on the history of lynchings in the U.S. The report’s authors came up with an inventory of almost 4,000 victims of “racial...
Blue Winter?
How are you feeling? They say February's the most depressing month. If you're wondering whether the weather's just got you feeling a little blue, or whether you're truly depressed...
Claudia Rankine's 'Citizen' Wins National Critic Book Award
"Citizen: An American Lyric," which offers a insightful take on contemporary race relations in America, has just been named this year's National Book Critic Circle Award winner in...
New Voices in African Fiction
Listen to the voices of three emerging writers from Africa, all part of a "post-post-colonial" literary movement sweeping the continent.
Strictly Confidential?
Pay phone
President Obama recently announced new rules that will require intelligence analysts to delete private information that they might collect that has no intelligence purpose. That got us thinking about...
Rebirth of a Nation
Birth of Nation Poster
D.W. Griffith’s contentious, landmark film, “Birth of a Nation,” premiered at Clune’s Auditorium in Los Angeles 100 years ago. Here's Anne’s conversation with DJ Spooky (a.k.a. Paul D. Miller)...
What Motivates The World's Greatest Mountain Climber?
Reinhold Messner is arguably the world’s greatest living mountaineer. He’s climbed 14 of the world’s tallest peaks, and if that isn’t impressive enough, he was the first to climb Mt. Everest alone...

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