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This week?s podcast celebrates the great Louis Armstrong, who was born 110 years ago today. Our guide to his career is the award-winning jazz critic (and Armstrong biographer) Gary Giddins. Giddins is second to none in his admiration of Armstrong; he believes that Armstrong is the single most...
In this week’s podcast, we talk to the co-founder of Wormfarm, Jay Salinas. "What is Wormfarm?" you may ask. Good question! Wormfarm, a recent Our Town grantee , is a 40-acre organic vegetable farm and creative hub in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. It was started 15 years ago by two artists,...
In this week’s podcast, we explore creative placemaking in Miami, Florida. Miami is claiming its place as a vibrant cultural center thanks to the generosity of funders like the Knight Foundation, and the hard work and dedication of a number of visionaries. These include Scott Cunningham, who...
This week?s podcast is an interview with the president of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda. Maeda has spent his career at the crossroads of art and technology, where he has consistently pushed the boundaries of each field to explore how these disciplines shape one another. In the late...
No one is bringing down the illusory (and fast-crumbling) wall between art and science with more verve than choreographer, dancer, and MacArthur "genius" grant recipient Liz Lerman. In this week's podcast, (and the second of a two-part interview), Lerman discusses the dilemma artists...
Washington, DC This week's podcast is the first of a two-part conversation with pioneering choreographer, Liz Lerman. Lerman has spent her life exploring dance as a vehicle for human insight and for understanding the world around us. In the process, she has revolutionized contemporary dance...
Washington, DC This week's podcast is a conversation with 2010 National Heritage fellow, fiddler Jim ?Texas Shorty? Chancellor. Jim is one of the great Texas fiddlers. What puts the "Texas" in Texas fiddle? According to Jim, Texas fiddling takes old, simple tunes and embellishes them...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast is a conversation with Debra Granik, the director of Winter’s Bone . Winter’s Bone is low-budget independent film that came out of nowhere and made everyone sit up and take notice. It’s an often brutal story of life in the back, back...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast is a conversation with the directors of Youngblood, the theater group focused on playwrights under 30. Theater is not an easy business. Getting a play produced is difficult at any age, but if you’re young and without a track record, you can multiply...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast concludes our interview with Sean Wilentz about Bob Dylan. Wilentz is the author of Bob Dylan in America as well as the historian of Bob Dylan’s website. Wilentz blends passion, appreciation, and a deep sense of Dylan’s place in American culture...

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