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As noted in this week's podcast, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of singer, songwriter, activist, and folk legend Woody Guthrie. Guthrie traveled throughout the country learning and singing traditional folk music while writing and performing his own songs, which numbered more...
In this week's podcast, we meet country singer/songwriter and 2011 National Medal of Arts recipient Mel Tillis. A natural-born storyteller, Tillis also incorporated humor into his act, and was named Comedian of the Year six times during the 1970s. This is particularly noteworthy considering...
If music is a language, then Native American Dennis Yerry is a multi-linguist, as we learn in this week's podcast . With a background in jazz piano and cabaret, he has played in many clubs around New York City throughout the years, including the Knickerbocker, Tavern on the Green, and the...
Meet Bonnie Fogel, founder and executive director of Imagination Stage . Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Imagination Stage is a multi-disciplinary theater arts organization for young people and their families. With its motto promising "Serious Fun," Imagination Stage offers two main...
If you've ever wondered what the lead inventor at an innovation laboratory does, then this week's podcast is for you. Josh McManus is founder of and lead inventor at Little Things Labs, a company that specializes in problem-solving for mid-size, post-industrial cities that are concerned...
With Halloween on the horizon, it seemed a particularly good time to sit down with Baltimore mystery writer Laura Lippman and talk about the master of horror fiction--- Edgar Allan Poe. A pioneer of detective fiction and science fiction and a poet of haunting and evocative verse, Poe is also...
In this week's podcast, we meet an indie favorite: singer, songwriter, and now author, Josh Ritter. He is the balladeer of the 21st century, creating intricately constructed folk songs with a modern sensibility. Because he is a musical storyteller with songs that sing like short stories, it was...
In this week's podcast, Clive Gillinson talks about the changes he helped bring to Carnegie Hall. In 2005, Gillinson came to Carnegie Hall from the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), where he had first been a cellist before moving to the position of managing director. Under his leadership, the...
In this week's podcast , we visit with two members of the Paschall Brothers , who are 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellows. For 31 years, the Paschall Brothers have been singing the a cappella gospel music of Tidewater Virginia. The group's four-part harmony owes much to its founder,...
Harold Burnham's schooner, Ardelle. Photo by Tom Pich In this week's podcast , we meet 2012 National Heritage Fellow, master shipwright Harold Burnham ! Burnham is deeply committed to the tradition of shipbuilding that began and was refined in his hometown of Essex, Massachusetts. He has...

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