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Lynn Hill

Photo courtesy of Lynn Hill

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]

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George Wein

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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]

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Lillian Faderman

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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]

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Rachael Holmes

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Actress

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

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M. Evelina Galang

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Writer

M. Evelina Galang's work spans generations with her writing of young Filipina-Americans and the surviving World War II "comfort women." [22:15]

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Mary Zimmerman photo

Photo courtesy of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Director Mary Zimmerman

Mary Zimmerman discusses her approach to creating a play. [30:38]

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Jennie C. Jones

Photo by David A. Brown

Artist

The winner of the 2012 Joyce Wein Artist Prize discusses the relationship in her work between visual art and sonic art. [26:26]

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Frank Price

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Hollywood writer, producer and executive

In the 2nd part of our interview, Frank Price talks about the business of film making as well as some of the iconic films he’s made, including Tootsie, Gandhi, and Boyz in the Hood. [28:59]

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Frank Price

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Hollywood writer, producer and executive

In the first of a two-part interview, Frank Price talks about his early days as a television writer and producer of shows like The Virginian and Columbo. [28:40] 

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Nick Cave

Photo by Matias Roskos

Artist

Nick Cave, chosen to participate in the U.S. State Department's Arts-in-Embassies program, talks about his Sound Suits, a unique blend of sculpture, fashion, and dance. [26:13]

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Michael Tilson Thomas

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National Medal of Arts Recipient

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas discusses his dual career as conductor and educator. [30:49]

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Caron Atlas

Photo courtesy of the Arts and Democracy Project

Director, Arts and Democracy Project

Bread and Roses in a Brooklyn shelter: Caron Atlas demonstrates how the arts can be a critical component of disaster relief. [31:45]

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Taylor Branch

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Author

Taylor Branch discusses his trilogy of the Civil Rights Movement America in the King Years. [24:25]

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Eddie Palmieri

Photo by by Jason Goodman

2013 NEA Jazz Master

Pianist, bandleader, composer and 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Eddie Palmieri talks about his innovative music which blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz. [32:21]

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Lorraine Gordon

Photo by Eric Ogden

2013 NEA Jazz Master

The owner of the legendary club, The Village Vanguard, talks about her life in jazz. [32:52]

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