at length with steve scher

May 19, 2015

At Length with Adam Drewnowski

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Drewnowski discusses the correlation between food, money and health, the strategies of “nutritional resilience,” and the “growing body of evidence that obesity in America is largely an economic issue.”

April 14, 2015

At Length with Michael Pollan

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Michael Pollan has helped move food issues toward the center of American politics. His books and articles have focused on how the foods we eat shape our health, environment and culture.

March 31, 2015

At Length with Christoph Bode

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Bode discusses growing up in a book-loving German anglophile family, the purpose of “difficult” novels and literature and how one should “never approach a book with too much respect.”

At Length with Eric Avila

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In this conversation with Steve Scher, Avila discusses the Freeway Revolts of the 1960s, the “coded, tacit” terminology of racism today and the meaning of George Clinton’s song “Chocolate Cities.”

At Length with Mark Morris

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Morris discusses his influences, how he runs the Mark Morris Dance Center as “an open buffet of dancing and music,” how all music “doesn’t automatically make you want dance to it” and more.

March 23, 2015

At Length with Jill Cornell Tarter

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Tarter talks about the struggle in bridging public imagination and public funding, how SETI is “archaeology of the future,” and why we need to stop expecting to find extraterrestrial intelligent life on dry land.

March 6, 2015

At Length with Dolores Huerta

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Huerta speaks about what inspired her to become an organizer, solidarity with Japanese-Americans in the wake of WWII’s internment camps and founding the United Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez.

At Length with Michael Levitt

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Levitt expands on the staggering possibilities for medical advancement brought about by computing power, the surprising link between video games and microbiology and the extraordinary value of being “kind and good.”

February 27, 2015

At Length with Steve Scher

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At Length host Steve Scher speaks with some of the world’s leading minds about a variety of topics and issues, ranging from politics, science, art, culture and beyond.

January 29, 2015

At Length with Olympia Snowe

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Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe discusses the waning influence of congressional committees, the Affordable Care Act and her role in grooming a new generation of Washington centrists.