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The Unlived Life, Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, "Winter Morning Walks"

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. (National Archives, USIA/Wikimedia Commons)

Author and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips describes the two parallel lives we all seem to lead—the one we’re actually living and the one we want to be living—and how we can reconcile the two. Historian Taylor Branch talks about the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Soprano Dawn Upshaw and musician and composer Maria Schneider talk about their new album, “Winter Morning Walks.”

Adam Phillips Gives Praise to the Unlived Life

Acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips explains that all of us lead two parallel lives: the one we are actively living, and the one we feel we should have had or might someday have. In Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life, he suggests that if we accept frustration as a way of outlining what we really want, satisfaction suddenly becomes possible.

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Taylor Branch on The King Years

The Civil Rights era still reverberates in national politics, and Taylor Branch tells the stories of everyday heroes who achieved miracles and yet poignantly fell short. His book The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement brings to life 18 pivotal dramas, from the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott to Martin Luther King’s assassination.

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Dawn Upshaw and Maria Schneider on "Winter Morning Walks"

In this 2013 Leonard Lopate Show interview, soprano Dawn Upshaw and composer Maria Schneider talk about their Grammy-winning recording, “Winter Morning Walks.”

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