Book: “Democracy in Chains”

We hear from historian Nancy MacLean, whose book “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,” tells the story of Nobel Laureate economist James McGill Buchanan, whose economic theories led him to a “stealth” agenda of hindering majority rule by undermining trust in government.

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Author and Historian Nancy MacLean

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Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Travel with Greta Thunberg, the world’s best-known climate activist, as she takes her fight to a global stage.

Finding Your Roots “The New World”

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the ancestors of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa who thrived in North America before the birth of the U.S.

Independent Lens: Philly D.A.

Go inside the emotional, high-stakes work that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and an ensemble of outsiders from different walks of life as they attempt an overhaul of an entrenched criminal justice system.