"Playlist," a new annual series by the Oakland Symphony, features concerts with songs curated by leading thinkers and luminaries. The series debuts Friday with music selected by comedian and Emmy-winning CNN host W. Kamau Bell. Bell joins us in the studio to discuss his song selections, the latest headlines and his show "United Shades of America," which explores race, culture and history. And we want to hear from you -- what song is getting you through these extraordinary times we are living in?
W. Kamau Bell Teams Up with the Oakland Symphony for 'Playlist'
Comedian W. Kamau Bell collaborated with the Oakland Symphony as part of their "Playlist" series. (Photo: John Nowak)
W. Kamau Bell, comedian; host, CNN's "United Shades of America"; former host, "Totally Biased"