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Richard Linklater Adds 'Bernadette' To His Roster Of Seekers

Director Richard Linklater with Cate Blanchett on the set of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”
Director Richard Linklater with Cate Blanchett on the set of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”

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On today's show:

In Search Of Themselves

(Starts at 8:44) 

Director and screenwriter Richard Linklater has made a lot of different sorts of movies — from "Dazed and Confused" to "School of Rock" to "Boyhood." One through-line in much of his work, though, is characters struggling to come to terms with themselves. In his latest movie, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” (adapted from Maria Semple’s bestselling 2012 novel of the same name), Cate Blanchett stars as a brilliant but misunderstood architect in the midst of a personal crisis. Linklater recently spoke with John Horn about his new movie and the anti-Ted Cruz political ads he directed in 2018.

Censorship Or Pragmatism?

(Starts at 00:45) 

Guest host Chloe Veltman talks with arts journalist Lee Rosenbaum about the San Francisco School District's decision to cover up a mural painted in the 1930s at the city's George Washington High School by Russian emigré artist Victor Arnautoff. Part of the mural depicts the brutal treatment of slaves, which some African-American students and their parents recently objected to having to see. Rosenbaum argues that the school district's decision is "likely to satisfy no one."

2019 Emmys: Two Nods For Samantha Bee

(Starts at 18:39) 

"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" has Emmy nominations this year for Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. We revisit John Horn's 2018 interview with Bee when she spoke about blending humor with politics and also why she became an American citizen.