Tavis talks with director of the critically acclaimed film Whiplash, Damien Chazelle.
We convene a pair of panels to discuss the topic, Is Free Speech Really Free? In Part One, our panelists are Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, comedian and author Maz Jobrani, and Peter Eliasberg legal direction of the ACLU of Southern California. For Part Two, our guests are comedian and actress Roseanne Barr, KPFK Pacifica radio host Sonali Kolhatkar, and Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos weighs in on immigration policy; author Michael Connelly and actor Titus Welliver discuss their collaboration on the new Amazon Studios series “Bosch”. Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon branches out into playwriting with “The Clothesline Muse”; director Damien Chazelle talks about the unexpected success of his low-budget film, “Whiplash”. Listen Now
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