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Yonas Mellesse, better known to fans around the world under mononym YONAS, is a leading independent hip-hop artist. Growing up in the South Bronx, he used classical music to cope with the death of his father and ensuing financial hardship. YONAS dedi...

Five Letters, One Man: BPR Interviews YONAS

Yonas Mellesse, better known to fans around the world under mononym YONAS, is a leading independent hip-hop artist. Growing up in the South Bronx, he used classical music to cope with the death of his father and ensuing financial hardship. YONAS dedi...

Bobby Henline is a standup comedian and retired military Staff Sergeant who served four tours in Iraq. More than ten years after enlisting to fight in Desert Storm at 17, he was moved to re-enlist immediately following the September 11th terrorist at...

BPR Interviews: Bobby Henline

Bobby Henline is a standup comedian and retired military Staff Sergeant who served four tours in Iraq. More than ten years after enlisting to fight in Desert Storm at 17, he was moved to re-enlist immediately following the September 11th terrorist at...

Alan Dershowitz is a constitutional and criminal attorney. He taught at Harvard Law School, entering as the youngest professor in its history at 25, becoming their youngest tenured professor at 28, and going emeritus after 50 years. Professor Dershow...

BPR Interviews: Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz is a constitutional and criminal attorney. He taught at Harvard Law School, entering as the youngest professor in its history at 25, becoming their youngest tenured professor at 28, and going emeritus after 50 years. Professor Dershow...

Alan Eustace is a trained computer scientist and served as the Senior Vice President of Knowledge at Google. In 2014, he made the highest-altitude free-fall jump from the stratosphere wearing only a space suit. He is now working on problems related t...

BPR Interviews: Alan Eustace

Alan Eustace is a trained computer scientist and served as the Senior Vice President of Knowledge at Google. In 2014, he made the highest-altitude free-fall jump from the stratosphere wearing only a space suit. He is now working on problems related t...

Godfrey Reggio is a contemporary documentary filmmaker who has pioneered a distinct film style interlaying visual images with soaring scores. Born in New Orleans in 1940, Reggio spent 14 years a monk of the Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic pontif...

BPR Interviews: Godfrey Reggio

Godfrey Reggio is a contemporary documentary filmmaker who has pioneered a distinct film style interlaying visual images with soaring scores. Born in New Orleans in 1940, Reggio spent 14 years a monk of the Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic pontif...

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of the history of education at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. in urban studies from Columbia University, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins...

BPR Interviews: Jonathan Zimmerman

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of the history of education at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. in urban studies from Columbia University, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins...

Andrew Yang ’96 is an American entrepreneur and the Founder of Venture for America. For two decades, he has worked with startups and early-stage growth companies, and he is the author of two books: Smart People Should Build Things and The War on No...

BPR Interviews: Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang ’96 is an American entrepreneur and the Founder of Venture for America. For two decades, he has worked with startups and early-stage growth companies, and he is the author of two books: Smart People Should Build Things and The War on No...

Peter Moscowitz is an author and journalist from New York City. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, VICE, Slate, and Al Jazeera America. In addition, he is the author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight...

BPR Interviews: Peter Moscowitz

Peter Moscowitz is an author and journalist from New York City. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, VICE, Slate, and Al Jazeera America. In addition, he is the author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight...

Professor Douglas Massey is a professor at Princeton University and has been a faculty member at both University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the president of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences and has...

BPR Interviews: Douglas Massey

Professor Douglas Massey is a professor at Princeton University and has been a faculty member at both University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the president of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences and has...

Dr. Eric Knost, superintendent of the Rockwood School District in St. Louis County, MO, has spent more than 30 years in public education. These roles include that of teacher, principal, and currently, superintendent. During the 2017-2018 school year,...

BPR Interviews: Dr. Eric Knost

Dr. Eric Knost, superintendent of the Rockwood School District in St. Louis County, MO, has spent more than 30 years in public education. These roles include that of teacher, principal, and currently, superintendent. During the 2017-2018 school year,...

Debbie Veney works as Director of Communications for NewSchools, a nonprofit venture philanthropy that invests in innovative education models with the goal of “reimagining learning,” particularly for underserved communities. NewSchools has a wide...

BPR Interviews: Debbie Veney

Debbie Veney works as Director of Communications for NewSchools, a nonprofit venture philanthropy that invests in innovative education models with the goal of “reimagining learning,” particularly for underserved communities. NewSchools has a wide...