May 15, 2015

At Length with Sonia Nazario

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Nazario discusses her fraught and illuminating journey accompanying Central American minors atop Mexican freight trains and how U.S. policy will decide the fate of these children.

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.

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.

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