In her new book The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice Patricia Bell-Scott, professor emerita
of women’s studies and human development and family science at the University of Georgia, tells the story of how a
brilliant writer-turned-activist who was the granddaughter of a mixed race
slave, and the first lady of the United States, forged an enduring friendship
that changed each of their lives and helped to alter the course of social
justice in America. Patricia Bell-Scott
joins me now on the show to talk all about the book and the decade’s long friendship
between Pauli Murray, the co-founder of the National Organization for Women and
Eleanor Roosevelt and the effect it had on the course of American history.
On the hit musical drama Empire, Jussie Smollet plays Jamal Lyon, the middle son of hip-hop mogul Lucious, played by Terrence Howard and his ex-wife Cookie played by Taraji P. Henson. In the show, Jussie’s character Jamal who is gay struggles with his father's objection to his sexual orientation, which was inspired by the show’s creator Lee Daniels' own relationship with his father. The show returns to FOX on Wednesday March 30th at 9pm ET and Jussie joins me right now to talk all about the upcoming third season of Empire.
Friday, March 11, 2016
If you haven't watched all of Season 4 of "House of Cards" then you're un-American... At least that's what I think Frank Underwood would say. My next guest you know from Scream, The Craft, and 54 is Neve Campbell, who plays Leann Harvey on the newest season of House Of Cards
Thursday, March 10, 2016
According to both the adherents and opponents of atheism today, it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, an idea that came about only when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith. However, according to Tim Whitmarsh, Professor of Greek Culture at The University of Cambridge in The United Kingdom, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In his new book Battling The Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World, he journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities. Tim joins me today on the show to talk all about the book and the history of atheism’s first thousand years.