Los Angeles artist Aloe Blacc started his career as a rapper, but it’s his recent recordings as a singer that have captured our attention. He bathes current concerns about the state of the world in the sound of vintage soul and we’ll hear it live when he joins Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Analyst for MSNBC, columnist for the Daily Beast, and author of The Defining Moment : FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, The Promise : President Obama Year One and The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies ; former senior editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine
Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College; media columnist for The Nation and Daily Beast ; author of When Presidents Lie : A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences, What Liberal Media? : The Truth about Bias in the Media and Kabuki Democracy : The System vs. Barack Obama
Senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security at Geostrategy and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; former member of the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
Former head of Program Development at Comedy Central , responsible for shows like Strangers with Candy and The Upright Citizens Brigade before moving into production at New Line Cinema . He became executive Vice President of Production in charge of movies like Little Children, A History of Violence and Elf before leaving to direct his first film, Semi-Pro .
Economist ; Director of Thought Leadership at Dalberg Global Development Advisors , a consulting firm that has worked with a variety of public and private entities to raise living standards in developing countries
Co-Director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign; chair of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and author of The Battle for Social Security : From FDR's Vision to Bush's Gamble
Ghanaian TV and print journalist, and host of the current affairs show, Time with David ; Executive Director of Channel Two Communications , a public relations company, he has also served as a political campaign strategist
Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura performs live on my show this Sunday at 2 p.m.
She is a fast-rising star in the fado universe, just having completed a brilliant new cd, Para Alem do Saudade (Beyond Sadness). The Rolling Stones were so smitten by her sultry fados (archetypal Portuguese music form) that they recorded a version of their ballad “No Expectations” with her.
This is her debut KCRW performance.
Kurt Andersen is an author and journalist. He wrote the novel "Turn of the Century" and has contributed to Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Architectural Record, among other publications.
Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University and director of its Center for the Study of Violence; author of 'Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy'