Alexander Heffner, Host of The Open Mind on PBS

Alexander is host of The Open Mind on PBS on which he has interviewed musical luminaries Moby, Macy Gray, Aloe Blacc, Ottmar Liebert, Madeleine Peyroux, Guy Davis, Theo Croker, Shabaka Hutchings, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and 9th Wonder. He has covered American politics, civic life, and the arts and been profiled in The Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Des Moines Register, Christian Science Monitor, Variety, Medium, and on NBC News, MSNBC, C­SPAN, NPR, CNN, BBC and ABC, among other media outlets. His writing has appeared in TIME, USA TODAY, Daily Beast, Reuters, RealClearPolitics, NYT’s Room for Debate, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer, among other publications. He is coauthor of A Documentary History of the United States (Penguin, 2018).

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