Past speakers

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Jane Goodall:  April 13, 2000
Maya Angelou:  May 10, 2000
Toni Morrison:  August 25,2000
Anna Deavere Smith:  March 6, 2001
Alice Walker: October 5, 2001
Dr. Cornel West:  October 18,2002
David Malouf:  November 6, 2002
Sherman Alexie:  February 20, 2002
Dr. Richard Leakey:  April 10, 2002
Nina Totenberg:  October 2, 2003
Eric Schlosser:  November 13, 2003
Walter Mosley:  February 6, 2003
Alma Guillermoprieto:  April 10, 2003
Edward James Olmos:  December 2, 2004
Bell Hooks:  February 10, 2004
John Waters:  March 2, 2004
Angela Davis:  April 3, 2004
Tony Kushner:  April 15, 2005
Naomi Wolf:  October 19, 2005
Art Spiegelman:  November 30, 2005
Barry Scheck:  October 5, 2006
David Wild:  December 7, 2006
Nikki Giovanni:  March 16, 2006
Robert Kennedy Jr.:  May 4,2006
Dr.Henry Louis Gates:  February 9, 2006
Amy Goodman:  March 29,2007
Julie Chavez Rodriguez:  October 10, 2007
John Bul Dau:  November 14, 2007
Ed Begley Jr. February:  29, 2008
Adrienne Rich:  April 22,2008 (canceled)
Frank Warren:  October 2, 2008
Danny Glover:  November 7, 2008
Saul Williams:  February 25, 2009
Jonathan Kozol:  March 9, 2009
Ira Glass:  October 24, 2009
Edwidge Danticat:  November 23, 2009
Juan Williams:  April 6, 2010
Michael Pollan:  Fall 2010
Terry McMillan:  February 23, 2011
Morgan Spurlock:  October 19, 2011
Jerry Greenfield:  April 17, 2011
Firoozeh Dumas:  September 26, 2012
Aaron McGruder:  February 19, 2013
Jose Antonio Vargas:  November 7, 2013
Bill Nye:  February 10, 2014
Sherman Alexie:  September 23, 2014
Aisha Tyler:  February 20, 2015
David Simon:  April 21, 2015
LeVar Burton: February 24, 2016