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Season 10 - 2012-2013

  • Robert Bain, Activist, art collector and show curator of the traveling art exhibition, "Literacy Within Reach"
  • Barnes Foundation: Part 1 of 2, An interview with Barnes Foundation Executive Director Derek Gillman about its new home on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City, Philadelphia
  • Barnes Foundation: Part 2 of 2, A tour of the collection with Chief Curator Judith F. Dolkart. Dolkart and a discussion of individual paintings and the philosophy behind their arrangement and presentation.
  • Kriner Cash, Longtime education and civil rights advocate, Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of Memphis City Schools from 2008 through early 2013
  • Lise Funderburg, author of two works of non-fiction: Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity and Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home: A Memoir
  • Brenda Joysmith, artist and gallery owner. Joysmith's work places special focus on African-American culture, and has been collected by Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby, and others
  • Hsiang-te Kung, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis and a 75th-generation descendant of Confucius
  • National Civil Rights Museum: Part 1 of 2, A look at the early years of the Civil Rights Movement from the former site of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968
  • National Civil Rights Museum: Part 2 of 2, A captivating discussion about equal rights and a tour of such artifacts as the preserved hotel room where Dr. King last slept and the actual bus where Rosa Parks refused her seat in protest against segregation
  • Nile Rodgers: Part 1 of 2

     musician, producer, composer, author, and philanthropist who 

     

    produced such albums as Sister Sledge’s We Are Family; Diana Ross’ Diana; David Bowie’s Let’s Dance; Madonna’s Like a Virgin; and Duran Duran’s Notorious

  • Nile Rodgers: Part 2 of 2, focuses on how Rodgers rose to the status of music-industry legend.  He recounts fascinating anecdotes about his personal and professional involvement with pop music celebrities over the last several decades

  • Steven Rea, journalist, film critic, poet, and writer
  • Jessica Wapner, healthcare writer and author of The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level

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