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Best Of: Actor F. Murray Abraham / Revisiting The Waco Siege

F. Murray Abraham won the 1985 Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus. Now he co-stars in The White Lotus as Bert, a chauvinistic patriarch on vacation in Italy with his son and grandson. We talk about his career and life, and the lessons he learned along the way.

Best Of: Actor F. Murray Abraham / Revisiting The Waco Siege

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Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips / Crosby & Nash

This month marks the centennial of the birth of Sam Phillips, the record producer who discovered Elvis and produced his first records. We're listening back to our interview with Phillips, who founded Sun Records in Memphis and also launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.

Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips / Crosby & Nash

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How Social Media's Role Was Left Out Of The Jan. 6 Report

Washington Post technology reporter Drew Harwell says the unpublished report shows that tech companies didn't respond to employees' warnings about violent rhetoric on their platforms.

How Social Media's Role Was Left Out Of The Jan. 6 Report

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Revisiting The Waco Siege, 30 Years Later

Author Jeff Guinn has written about cult leaders Charles Manson and Jim Jones. In the book, Waco, he draws on new interviews with federal agents and surviving Branch Davidians to revisit the 1993 confrontation, which left scores of people dead, including more than 20 children.

Revisiting The Waco Siege, 30 Years Later

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'White Lotus' Actor F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham won the 1985 Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus. Now he co-stars in The White Lotus as Bert, a chauvinistic patriarch on vacation in Italy with his son and grandson. We talk about his career and life, and the lessons he learned along the way.

'White Lotus' Actor F. Murray Abraham

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Forced Labor & Rebuilding After Natural Disasters In The U.S.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, hundreds of workers from India were promised jobs and green cards in what labor organizer Saket Soni calls "one of the largest cases of forced labor in modern U.S. history." He tells their story in The Great Escape.

Forced Labor & Rebuilding After Natural Disasters In The U.S.

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Best Of: The Status Of Abortion Rights / Novelist Jonathan Escoffery

We'll talk about the latest developments and strategies in the fight over abortion rights with Mary Ziegler, who has written several books on the law, history and politics of abortion. Her new book, Roe: The History of a National Obsession, is about how abortion has remained at the center of America's culture wars and political battles.

Best Of: The Status Of Abortion Rights / Novelist Jonathan Escoffery

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Jazz-Pop Duo Rachael & Vilray

Rachael & Vilray's new album, I Love a Love Song, features them with a jazz ensemble. Most of their songs sound like something you would have heard on the radio in the '30s and '40s. Rachael is also the lead singer of the group Lake Street Dive. They spoke with Sam Briger in 2020.

Jazz-Pop Duo Rachael & Vilray

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Is The U.S. Gov't Designating Too Many Documents As Classified'?

Historian Matthew Connelly says government records are marked as "classified" three times every second — and many of them will never be declassified. We talk about what that means for the public and how this might change. His new book is The Declassification Engine.

Is The U.S. Gov't Designating Too Many Documents As Classified'?

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What's Next For The New GOP-Led House?

New York Times congressional correspondent Catie Edmondson says the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will likely leverage their subpoena power to enact vengeance on the Biden administration. "The next two years is not going to be defined by governing and legislating. It is going to be defined by obstruction and clashes of personalities and investigation," she says.

What's Next For The New GOP-Led House?

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