For a decade now, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has celebrated the ideals of its namesake by recognizing those who, in the past year, forgot or disregarded Mr. Jefferson’s admonition that freedom of speech ‘cannot be limited without being lost.’ Announced on or near April 13 — the anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson (this year it will be on the 11th) — the Jefferson Muzzles are awarded to the most egregious subverters of the First Amendment. Bob talks to the Director of the Center, Josh Wheeler.
Then, kids tend to get squirmy after too long in church, but when your mother is the preacher, the phrase “Be Good” carries a lot of weight. That’s the name of Gregory Porter’s latest release, a soulful r&b record heavily influenced by gospel & blues. Porter developed his love for music in his mother’s church, but he found his first real breakthrough in the theater. Now, Porter’s recording career is on the rise, as evidenced by the two Grammy nominations earned from his first two albums. [Broadcast Date: April 18, 2013]
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