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Check out the 7 Days of Genius programming schedule

What does genius mean to you?  Who inspires today’s big ideas that make the world a better place?

Join msnbc all this week to explore the people, ideas and innovations that are changing today’s world. As marquee media partner of the 92nd Street Y’s second annual 7 Days of Genius festival, msnbc will showcase on-air and online conversations with well-known personalities on the qualities that define “Genius,” and who and what has inspired them throughout their careers.

Below is a schedule of 7 Days of Genius programming on msnbc. All times are Eastern Standard:

Monday, March 2nd 7 PM Hardball with Chris Matthews: Pulitzer Prize Winners Panel with Eugene Robinson, Kathleen Parker, and Connie Schultz 9 PM The Rachel Maddow Show: Discussion with Republican consultant and strategist Chris Jankowski 

Tuesday, March 3rd 11 AM NewsNation: Tamron Hall speaks with Jason Padgett, whose brain injury changed him into a mathematical marvel 7 PM Hardball with Chris Matthews: Politics & Strategy Panel with Michael Steele, David Axelrod and Steve McMahon 8:15 PM Shift by msnbc Live from the 92nd Street Y: The Genius of Religion with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein

Wednesday, March 4th  9 AM The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart: José talks with University of Wisconsin–Madison mathematician Jordan Ellenberg on how to treat child geniuses today.1 PM MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts: Sit-down with screenwriter John Ridley5 PM The Ed Show: Ed talks with City University of New York professor Michio Kaku 7 PM Hardball with Chris Matthews: Historians Panel with Doris Kearns Goodwin 8PM Shift by msnbc Live from the 92nd Street Y: The Genius of Economics with Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz and Thomas Piketty10 PM The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell: Neurosurgeon Dr. Paul Kalanithi on his battle with lung cancer, becoming a new father, and the meaning of life.

Thursday, March 5th  6 AM Morning Joe: Willie Geist Interviews actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan1 PM MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts: A discussion with actress Ally Sheedy on her work with John Hughes4 PM NOW with Alex Wagner: Economics Panel with Thomas Piketty, Joseph Stiglitz, and Paul Krugman9 PM The Rachel Maddow Show: Classic Cocktails with cocktail historian David Wondrich8:15 PM Shift by msnbc Live from the 92nd Street Y: Wired Communities and the Genius of Technology - A discussion with Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology, New York State; Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer of New York City; Rachel Sklar New York-based media blogger; and Joichi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab

Friday, March 6th  9 AM The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart:  Discussion with Sylvia Nasar, author of "A Beautiful Mind" 12 PM Andrea Mitchell Reports: Discussion with Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute 7:30 PM Shift by msnbc Live from the 92nd Street Y: The Genius of Einstein with physicist Brian Greene, neurologist Frederick Lepore, and author and filmmaker Thomas Levenson

Sunday, March 8th  5 PM Shift by msnbc Live from the 92nd Street Y: The Genius of Innovation - Lecture by Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute

Monday March 9th  8 PM All in with Chris Hayes: A sit-down with composer, lyricist and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda

For more information on the 7 Days of Genius festival, visit or join the conversation online #7DaysofGenius.

7 Days of Genius on msnbc

Feb. 24, 201500:30