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Photo by Lee Pellegrini, Boston College

Photo by Lee Pellegrini, Boston College

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

It's a tuneful podcast as we go to the heart of Irish music with Seamus Connolly.

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Jane Chu

Photo by Strauss Peyton Studios

Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Chairman Jane Chu talks about her ideas for the agency and the place of the arts in her own life.

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Jnennifer Pickering

Photo courtesy of LEAF

Founder and director of LEAF Community Arts

For Jennifer Pickering, all art is both local and global and LEAF is that philosophy in action.

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Rev Jerry Colbert

Photo by Tom Pich

A music older than the blues

Rev Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions.

Believing that music is a unifying force, ETHEL has joined forces with musicians across genres and regions and built a family of artists along the way.

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Francisco Nunez

Photo by Stephanie Berger

Artistic director, Young People’s Chorus of New York City

2011 MacArthur Fellow Francisco Nunez brings together New York youth of all backgrounds and together they create beautiful music and an inclusive community.

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Bora Yoon

Photo by Leslie Van Stelte

Bora Yoon talks about building the sonic design of her album Sunken Cathedral.

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Image courtesy of the NEA

A Jazz Master Double Feature!

Two legends look at their careers in jazz.

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Sherrie Maricle

Photo by Bill Westmoreland

Drummer and Band Leader

Sherrie Maricle has played with jazz legends, leads an all-woman big band, and forges new roads for women in jazz. [29:28]

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Carol Fran

Photo © Gene Tomko

2013 National Heritage Fellow

Louisiana Swamp blues singer, composer and pianist Carol Fran looks back at her 60-year career.

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