Profiles

The Carry Home

Feb 22, 2018

Nature writer Gary Ferguson was canoeing with his wife when they capsized, and she died in the accident. He joins us to talk about spreading her ashes across 5 wild places and finding grace in nature.

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“Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” writes John Farrell of Richard Nixon. Farrell joins us to talk about Nixon’s progressive ideals and his darker legacy: a divided and polarized America.

Public radio host Bob Garfield has been on a long, wandering search for the answer to one of life's hardest questions: Who am I? In a new one-man show, he shares stories from his quest for identity and explores America's own journey of self-exploration.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland is a civil rights pioneer, a white woman who chose to go against the grain and fight racial discrimination in the South in the 1950s and 60s. Her bravery nearly cost her life, but it also helped change the world.

No idea from psychology has saturated popular culture like Hermann Rorschach’s inkblots. Friday, writer Damion Searls join us to talk about Rorschach’s life and the influence of his iconic creation.

Phenomena

Feb 7, 2018
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Journalist Annie Jacobsen joins us to tell the story of top-secret U.S. government research into mind reading and other paranormal phenomena. What makes people spend so much time, energy, and money on such strange ideas?

At nearly 40, Tova Mirvis left her marriage … and Orthodox Judaism. Tuesday, we’ll talk about leaving the world that shaped her and the journey to discover what she believes and who she really is.

Sundance 2018: RBG

Jan 25, 2018
Courtesy of CNN Films.

Thursday we’re talking RBG, aka Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen. Their new documentary is part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Tuesday, we continue our coverage of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with Don Argott’s documentary film about Mormon rock ‘n roll star Dan Reynolds and his efforts to find some kind of middle ground between his church and the LGBT community.

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Monday, we kick off our Sundance Film Festival with the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Director Morgan Neville joins us to talk about the life and philosophy of television icon Fred Rogers.

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