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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 7, 2015

At Length with Marc Rotenberg

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Rotenberg discusses the balancing privacy and practicality, contemplating the constitution in times of fear and unrest and the “incredibly creepy” picture emerging through violations of data privacy.

March 6, 2015

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.

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