Signs of the Times

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

On today's show, Mike Wallace shares some of the highlights of his 60-year career in broadcast journalism. And former NPR correspondent Sarah Chayes gives us an update on the political climate in Afghanistan. Also on the show: blues musician James Blood Ulmer, and some left-leaning comedy!

The Business of Progress

After covering the war in Afghanistan for NPR, Sarah Chayes gave up journalism. Now she’s running a small business (Arghand) in Kandahar. She’s here today to tell us why she’s focusing her energies on a non-profit organization that makes soaps. And she'll give us her firsthand perspective on ...


Who's Got a Right to Sing the Blues?

James Blood Ulmer’s first-ever solo recording, Birthright, is getting critical attention as a strong blues album. On today’s show, the legendary avant-garde jazz guitarist plays his brand of roots music live in our studio.
»More on James Blood Ulmer

Music: “Geechee Joe” and “Take My Music ...


Laughing Liberally

Some people might argue that the left doesn't have much to laugh about in the current political climate. But a new comedy show, “Laughing Liberally,” begs to differ. We’ll talk to comedian Dean Obeidallah and producer Eric Krebs. the political comedy show, "Laughing Liberally"

Events: "Laughing ...


60 Years and 60 Minutes

Veteran “60 Minutes” reporter Mike Wallace shares some of the highlights of his 60 years in broadcast journalism in his new memoir: Between You and Me.

» Read an excerpt of Between You and Me in the Reading Room

Events: Mike Wallace will ...


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