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TIME Senior Correspondent Charlotte Alter hosts candid conversations with the people who shape the world, about the forces that shape them. Tune in each Thursday to meet TIME's Person of the Week.

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TIME Senior Correspondent Charlotte Alter hosts candid conversations with the people who shape the world, about the forces that shape them. Tune in each Thursday to meet TIME's Person of the Week.

    Sherrie Westin • Sesame Street Around The World

    Sherrie Westin • Sesame Street Around The World

    Sherrie Westin is the dynamic force driving Sesame Workshop’s global educational initiatives. This week, Westin shares her inspiring journey to becoming President and Interim CEO of Sesame Workshop with host Charlotte Alter. The pair trace Westin’s path from her early days organizing activities for neighborhood friends, through a successful career in media and public service, to a profound pivot into children's television driven by the transformative experience of motherhood. They explore the global impact of "Sesame Street," delving into the meticulous research and cultural adaptations that bring joy and learning to kids across the globe. Westin sheds light on Sesame Workshop’s efforts in empowering the next generation to navigate the world of tomorrow, and outlines Sesame Workshop’s ongoing efforts to provide essential resources in crises around the world. Tune in for an engaging discussion on how Sesame Workshop continues to uphold and evolve the original vision of "Sesame Street," making a lasting difference in the lives of children worldwide.

    • 35 min
    Harry Dunn • Standing His Ground

    Harry Dunn • Standing His Ground

    Former Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn has become a household name in the years following the events of January 6, 2021. This week, we’re sharing a conversation Dunn had with host Charlotte Alter back in February, wherein Dunn shares scenes from his childhood in Prince George’s County and speaks to how his lifelong interest in serving the public led him to a career in law enforcement. The pair delve into the realities of working in the Capitol before and after January 6th, and the profound lessons Dunn learned about government and democracy over the course of his career. Dunn opens up about his emotional testimony at the January 6th Committee hearing, the current state of American politics, and his vision for bridging the deep divides in this country. Tune in for a unique perspective on the challenges facing American democracy and the relentless pursuit of a more united nation.

    • 28 min
    Secretary Miguel Cardona • Evolving American Education

    Secretary Miguel Cardona • Evolving American Education

    U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has unique insight into the current state and future of American schools. This week, we’re sharing a conversation Secretary Cardona had with host Charlotte Alter last month to help shed light on this changing landscape. Cardona shared cherished memories of being an elementary school principal and the challenges of post-pandemic education. The pair unpacked everything from student loan debt solutions under the Biden administration to the critical role of mental health support in schools around the country. In addressing some of the most pressing issues in education today, Secretary Cardona spoke to the multifaceted use of standardized testing, the integration of AI and new technologies in classrooms, and strategies to address chronic student absenteeism. Tune in for an enlightening conversation on shaping tomorrow’s educational landscape with the man at the head of the class.

    • 28 min
    Maya Rudolph • The Music and Language of Comedy

    Maya Rudolph • The Music and Language of Comedy

    Maya Rudolph is a comedy legend, and a 2024 TIME100 honoree. The multitalented actor, acclaimed for her iconic tenure on Saturday Night Live and unforgettable performances in “Bridesmaids,” “Big Mouth,” and more, joins host Charlotte Alter this week to dive deep into her creative process and personal journey. Maya takes us behind the scenes of growing up in a musical family and highlights the parallels between careers in music and comedy. In discussing her hit Apple TV series “Loot,” Maya shares her thoughts on what it would be like to live the life of a billionaire, the perks of working alongside world-renowned chef David Chang, and what drew her to the series in the first place. Rudolph opens up about balancing motherhood with the demands of a live weekly show, how she mastered the art of her world-class impressions, and what made the cohort of female comedians she worked with on SNL so incredibly special. Tune in for a conversation filled with laughter, revelations, and a glimpse into the life of one of comedy’s finest. • Read more: Maya Rudolph | TIME100 https://time.com/6964633/maya-rudolph-2024/

    • 32 min
    Lauren Groff • The Mind, The Body, and The Natural World

    Lauren Groff • The Mind, The Body, and The Natural World

    Acclaimed novelist Lauren Groff is a singular voice in American fiction and a 2024 TIME100 honoree. This week, Groff joins host Charlotte Alter to delve deep into the essence of creativity and the intricacies of the natural world and the human body. Lauren shares her unique perspective on how time acts as the "secret currency" of art, reflecting on the challenges of balancing marriage, motherhood and writing. Known for her commitment to an analog writing practice, Lauren discusses the virtues of disconnecting from digital distractions in favor of play, and unpacks the parallels between athleticism and artistic expression. Articulating the urgencies of this moment in history, Groff provides insights into her approach to weaving real-world themes and pressing societal issues into her narratives. Join Charlotte and Lauren for a deep dive into the life and mind of a writer who crafts not just stories, but windows into our world. Read more:  Lauren Groff by Ann Patchett | TIME100 • https://time.com/6964750/lauren-groff/

    • 34 min
    Christiane Amanpour • Reporting From The Front Lines

    Christiane Amanpour • Reporting From The Front Lines

    Distinguished, award-winning journalist Christiane Amanpour is known for her fearless reporting from some of the world's most volatile regions. CNN's chief international anchor of the network's flagship global affairs program, "Amanpour," Christiane joins host Charlotte Alter this week to reflect on her experiences as a war reporter over the past four decades and share what concerns her most about the current state of global affairs. In discussing the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza and the ongoing war in Ukraine, Amanpour shares insight into how today’s global crises compare to past conflicts that she's reported on from the ground. She outlines the formidable challenges journalists face while reporting from conflict zones, and underlines the importance of allowing reporters to serve as the eyes and ears for the world – and the responsibility the international community has in supporting and sustaining that work. Tune in for an expert and nuanced look at complexities of modern journalism and the intricacies of the geopolitical order.

    • 30 min

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