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.
Analysis of Senator Barack Obama’s speech on race in America and how his words may affect his prospects in the tight race for the Democratic nomination.
- Donna Brazile Democratic strategist and superdelegate in the Democratic convention; chair of the DNC's Voting Rights Institute; formerly, manager of the 2000 Gore-Lieberman campaign
- Reverend Derrick Harkins 19th Street Baptist Church
- Deborah Simmons editorial page editor and columnist, "The Washington Times"
- John Harwood chief Washington correspondent for CNBC; reporter, "The New York Times;" coauthor with Jerry Seib of "Pennsylvania Avenue, Profiles in Backroom Power"
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