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Melody Thomas Scott Interview: "Y&R" Star Talks Turning Down TV Show with Lucy and Abusive Childhood

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Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Thomas Scott is best known for her Emmy-nominated work in the iconic role of Nikki Newman, a character she’s played for more than 40 years on currently the highest rated daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. Scott was a child actress and appeared in the 1964 Alfred Hitchcock movie Marnie at the age of eight. She appeared in John Wayne’s final film, The Shootist, and guest starred on television in The Rockford Files, Charlie’s Angels and had a recurring role on The Waltons.

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August 2020

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Shaun King Interview: Championing the Challenges of Social Change

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Shaun King

As a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King has become one of the most recognizable and powerful voices on the front lines of civil rights in our time. He was recently named by Time magazine as one of the 25 most important people in the world online and is the co-founder of Real Justice and the Action PAC. Previously, he was the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, a senior columnist for The Intercept and writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School.

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July 2020

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Ben Folds Interview: "I See the Role of an Artist as Someone Who Sees Flickers That Nobody Else Does"

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Ben Folds

Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Ben Folds is known for his musical genius and spontaneous creativity. He has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums and numerous collaborative records. He was a judge for five seasons on NBC’s acclaimed a cappella show The Sing-Off (2009-2013) and is an outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy.

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May 2020

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Kathy Valentine Interview: "The Go-Go's Were Very Dysfunctional and Very Toxic"

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Kathy Valentine

Musician and songwriter Kathy Valentine made music history as a member of the Go-Go’s, the first multi-platinum-selling, all female band to play instruments themselves, write their own songs and have a number one album. Their debut, Beauty and the Beat, spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 and featured the hit songs, “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed.”

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