A show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future.

Live Sundays at 6PM on 93.9 FM and AM 820.

  • A Conservative View of the Vigilante Right

    Jan 24, 2022
    Mona Charen discusses the true meaning of conservative and the radical shift in the GOP. Then, a listener mailbag begs us to explore how "normal people" became part of the Jan 6. attack.
  • A History of Voter Suppression

    Jan 20, 2022
    A conversation with historian Dr. Carol Anderson about how Black Americans have fought for their right to participate in the democratic process safely and make their votes count.
  • Is Love the Most Transformative Political Act?

    Jan 18, 2022
    Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis makes a case for the radical potential of love in our MLK Weekend show. Then, meet one of the 40 students who are on a hunger strike for voting rights.
  • How to Spot the End of Democracy

    Jan 10, 2022
    NYT columnist Thomas Edsall helps tackle that question, as callers tell us how anxious they are about the state of our democracy. Then, is the right better at the internet than the left?
  • Lynn Nottage: Unexpected Optimist

    Jan 3, 2022
    Playwright Lynn Nottage breaks down her remarkable career and shares how, as an optimist at heart, she finds the light and resilience in unexpected stories.
  • What Does Black Ambition Sound Like?

    Dec 27, 2021
    Composer Jason Moran takes us on a musical journey back to 1918, when a group of Black soldiers reinvented American music.
  • Face the Darkness, Welcome the Light

    Dec 20, 2021
    Do you need a revival? On the longest night of the year, join us to celebrate Yalda, a poetic Persian tradition. Then, a conversation about those we’ve lost with artist Gregory Porter.
  • Talking About Racism Is an Act of Love

    Dec 16, 2021
    Three men — White, Black, and Asian — discuss the nuances of identity that divide this country. A bonus episode, introducing a podcast we love.
  • A Year of Performing Humanity, Reviewed

    Dec 13, 2021
    A.O. Scott, co-chief film critic of the New York Times, helps us review the year in culture. What can we learn about our struggling effort to live together from this year’s art?

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