TV: HISTORY & CULTURE

Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson

In Part 2, Robinson uses his fame to speak out against injustice, alienating many who had once lauded him for "turning the other cheek." After baseball, he seeks ways to fight inequality, but as he faces a crippling illness, he struggles to remain relevant. 

Monday at 7pm on WGBH World

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TV: HISTORY & CULTURE

Africa's Great Civilizations

In this six-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. In Origins and The Cross and the Crescent Gates discovers the origins of man and charts the rise of Christianity and Islam.

Monday at 9pm on WGBH 2

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Rafal Blechacz: Johann Sebastian Bach

The Polish pianist curates a diverse program with works from Bach’s timeless Clavier-Übung collections.

All week on 99.5 WCRB

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Local Street Musician Reflects On His Four-Decade World Tour

Among the most buoyant and whimsical of the local buskers is Ramblin’ Dan and his one-man band.

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Great Performances: NYC Ballet, Symphony in C

New York City Ballet Symphony in C is part two of a two-part special featuring four ballets by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine set to the music of French composers.

Monday at 12pm on WGBX 44

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Front Row Boston: Frank Turner at Agganis Arena

Last weekend, Frank Turner played a spirited live set at Agganis Arena in Boston.

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Innovation Hub: Paging Through History

From illuminated manuscripts to your dog-eared copy of The Hobbit, the book has had an important place in human history. Keith Houston talks about how books changed the world.

Thursday at 9pm on 89.7 WGBH

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Greater Boston: Mayor Walsh Supports Making Massachusetts A Sanctuary State

In an interview on Greater Boston Thursday, Walsh told host Jim Braude that he is willing to risk federal funding to maintain Boston's sanctuary city status.

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