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Jan 1, 2021

In the spirit of the late great Art Bell and his radio show Coast to Coast AM, Happy New Year!

John Feffer is a futurist, foreign policy expert, social theorist, and author of the speculative fiction books Splinterlands and Frostlands. He is also Director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy...


Dec 25, 2020

Jonathan Lethem is a best-selling essayist, novelist, and cultural critic. His books include Dissident GardensChronic CityThe Fortress of Solitude, The Feral Detective, and Motherless Brooklyn. Lethem is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for...


Dec 8, 2020

Nikki Giovanni is one of America’s greatest living poets. She has written dozens of collections of poetry as well as non-fiction and other work.

Giovanni has received many awards and other honors including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and three NAACP Image awards for literature.

She was also a...


Jul 4, 2020

Marvin McAllister is Associate Professor of Theatre at Winthrop University. He is the author of Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance.

McAllister explains the history and enduring power and damage of so-called “blackface” race minstrelsy. He also shares some...


Apr 23, 2020

Daryl Davis is an American R&B and blues musician, activist, author, actor, and bandleader. He is considered one of the best -- if not the best -- boogie-woogie piano players in the world. Daryl Davis has played with such legendary musicians as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, B. B. King, and Bruce Hornsby.

He is also the...