Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.
A look at China’s influence in trouble spots like Burma and Sudan, how it chooses to wield it, and the international pressures it faces as the Beijing Olympics near.
- Minky Worden media relations director, Human Rights Watch; editor of the forthcoming book, "China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges"
- Drew Thompson Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow at the Nixon Center
- Dan Blumenthal resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; former senior director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia in the Secretary of Defense's Office of International Security Affairs
- Jeffrey A. Bader director of the John L. Thornton China Center, and senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution; former director for Asian Affairs and the National Security Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs
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