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NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff joins Alison Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

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Host Alison Stewart discusses issues raised in the documentary RIKERS, the history and future of the jail complex.

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Alison Stewart, filling in for Charlie Rose, speaks with Josh Groban, Denee Benton and Dave Malloy the stars & creator of The Great Comet.

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The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School


First Class tells the extraordinary history of the first black public high school in the United States, from its humble beginnings in a church basement during Reconstruction, to its pinnacle as an academic powerhouse rivaling the elite white public and private institutions in spite of and oddly due to segregation, to its rapid descent to an overlooked chaotic urban school with some of the worst …


Digging Through America’s Love Affair With Stuff


JUNK: Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff details Stewart’s journey into the country’s basements, closets and garages as she attempts to better understand why Americans can’t seem to keep their stuff under control. Stewart looks closely at how people define their junk by wading through hoarders’ homes, investigating a 250-mile-long yard sale and visiting the “Cathedral of Junk,” a three-story high art sculpture made from old and discarded items.



Alison was the host of the debut season of The TED Radio Hour in 2012. It was voted best new podcast by iTunes that year.

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The Bryant Park Project

Alison became part of the NPR family in 2007 when she was tapped to host The Bryant Park Project.
She went onto to be a fill in host for Weekend Edition and Talk of the Nation.

NPR’s Bryant Park Project: Levity with alternative takes on the news