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Gypsy Jazz Violinist

16 year-old Daisy Castro gets to the heart of gypsy jazz. [28:00]

Actor

Heather Wood talks about the joys and challenges of performing Shakespeare. [27:31]

Author

Andre Dubus III's memoir Townie isn’t a literary coming of age story. It’s an exploration of violence and absence. [30:37]

Novelist, Mathematician

The City of Devi, an apocalyptic sex comedy and love story, is the third book in Manil Suri’s trilogy centered on Mumbai. [26:08]

Program Manager, The Right Brain Initiative

Teaching Portland's children core curriculum through the arts. [30:06]

Director, Honolulu Museum of Art

Stephan Jost discusses how the Honolulu Museum of Art works to serve its military community. [25:56]

Composer and 2011 NEA Opera Honoree

Toward the end of his life, Robert Ward discussed his remarkable career in music. [29:15]

Writer and Naturalist

In her latest book, When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams explores the legacy of her mother’s journals. [28:11]

Producers of Poems by Heart App from Penguin Classics

The team behind the new app Poems by Heart discuss how they combine great gaming with classic poetry. [28:20]

NEA Literature Fellow

2010 NEA Literature Fellow Adam Johnson talks the challenges of setting a novel in North Korea. [29:00]

Drummer

Antonio Sanchez talks about the melody of jazz drumming and his new CD, New Life. [34:21]

Lynn Hill discusses her participation in "Holding It Down" -- Vijay Iyer's and Mike Ladd's performance piece based on the dreams of veterans of color. [26:44]

Impresario, 2005 NEA Jazz Master

A conversation with George Wein, the man who launched the first outdoor jazz festival in the US--the legendary Newport Jazz Festival. [29:54]

Scholar and author

Lillian Faderman's writes a "reconstructed memoir" about her mother's life as an immigrant factory worker and single mother during the Great Depression. [27:52]

Actress

At the intersection of theater and social activism: Citizen Artist Rachael Holmes. [26:52]

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