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Kelli Giddish Interview: "SVU" Star Talks Engagement and 23rd Season

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Kelli Giddish

Born on April 13, 1980, in Cumming, Georgia, Kelli Giddish can currently be seen on the NBC (Wolf Entertainment) crime drama TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) as Detective 2nd Grade Amanda Rollins. She has portrayed that character since the 13th season, which premiered September 21, 2011. In addition to Giddish, the current main cast members are Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Peter Scanavino. SVU is in its 23rd season (which premiered September 23, 2021).

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Michael Learned Interview: How Race Relations Impacted "Waltons" Icon

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Michael Learned

Michael Learned is best known for her television role as Olivia Walton in The Waltons, the popular and critically-acclaimed 1970s series about a rural family in Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II. The Waltons first aired on television September 14, 1972, and the original run ended on June 4, 1981. For that show, Learned won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1973, 1974, 1976). Her next starring role on television came in 1982 as Mary Benjamin in the medical drama series Nurse, which also garnered her an Emmy Award even though the show aired only 25 episodes (including the pilot).

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Wednesday

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John Pavlovitz Interview: How Christians Got God Wrong

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John Pavlovitz

John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. A 25-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, he is committed to equality, diversity and justice – both inside and outside faith communities. Over the past few years, his blog, Stuff That Needs to Be Said, has become a virtual hub for millions of people from all over the world that choose to read and share his wisdom and insight.

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Steven Pinker Interview: How Humans Can Be Simultaneously Rational and Irrational

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Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist who conducts research in visual cognition, psycholinguistics and social relations. He is the Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time and The Atlantic, and is the author of several books including The Language InstinctHow the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of Style and Enlightenment Now.

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