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June brings new series of "Barnes and...

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"Barnes and...," hosted by veteran journalist Steve Barnes and in its 20th year, is a cutting-edge current affairs program featuring one-on-one conversations with a wide variety of prominent individuals from many areas of interest and backgrounds.

The new series of "Barnes and..." will feature four interviews and air in four parts:

  1. "Barnes and...a Conversation with David Williams" airs Thursday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 19, at 11:30 p.m.
    David Williams, Ph.D., Florence S. and Laura S. Norman Professor of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology at Harvard University, discusses his research on how race, socioeconomic status and religious involvement can affect our state of health.
  2. "Barnes and...a Conversation with Jim Leach" airs Friday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m.
    Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, discusses the importance of civility and his work at the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  3. "Barnes and...a Conversation with Jennifer Granholm" airs Friday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m.;Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m.
    Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan Governor, Senior Advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts' Clean Energy Program, discusses her efforts to promote clean energy policies across the United States.
  4. "Barnes and...a Conversation with Freedom Riders" airs Friday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m.