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New "Etudes" for an Exceptional Trio

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album by Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, and Geri Allen. He says Haden's full, chordal bass playing compliments Allen's spare piano melodies. Motian's musical drumming is given equal weight.

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John Brown And Abraham Lincoln: Divergent Paths In The Fight To End Slavery

In The Zealot and the Emancipator, historian H.W. Brands reflects on two 19th century leaders who fought the institution of slavery in different ways: one radical and the other reformist.

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How Women Have Been 'Profoundly' Left Out Of The U.S. Constitution

As a teen, Heidi Schreck debated the Constitution in competitions. A film of her Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, is now available on Amazon Prime. Originally broadcast March 2019.

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