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Luke Stewart and Gio Russonello

Photo by Jason Crane

Capital Bop

Capital Bop expanding the DC’s jazz audience in unexpected places. [32:22]

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Yeohlee Teng

Courtesy of Yeohlee Teng

Clothing Designer

Yeohlee Teng talks about her design philosophy and her work with Making Midtown, an initiative to reinvigorate creative production in NYC’s garment district. [28:51]

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Sarah Cash

Courtesy of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Curator of the American Art Wing at the Corcoran Gallery

Sarah Cash discusses the making of a great collection of American art.

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Andy Statman

Photo courtest of Andy Statman

Klezmer Clarinetist, Mandolin-player, Composer, 2012 National Heritage Fellow

In part 2 of our conversation with Andy Statman, we follow his musical path as he blends  klezmer, jazz, blues, and bluegrass into a distinctive musical voice. [37:48]

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Andy Statman

Photo by Chris Giese

Klezmer Clarinetist, Mandolin-player, Composer, 2012 National Heritage Fellow

In the first of two-part interview, musical wonder Andy Statman talks about his early musical career, including the importance of bluegrass for a boy born in Brooklyn. [31:04]

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Dean Bakopoulos

Photo by Julian Goldberger

NEA Literature Fellow

Dean Bakopoulos discusses his first novel about fathers and sons in middle America's working class. [30:40]

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William Wegman

Photo courtesy of William Wegman

Visual Artist

You may know him as the guy who takes surreal pictures of his Weimaraners; but that's just one strand of William Wegman's long and varied career. [28:55]

Filmmaker

Na'alehu Anthony discusses his documentary about traditional Polynesian open sea canoeing and its significance to the revitalization of Hawaiian culture. [29:47]

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Melissa Walker

Photo courtesy of NICoE

Art Therapist, NICoE

Melissa Walker discusses healing wounded service members through art at Walter Reed. [25:44]

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Natalie Merchant

Photo by Mark Seliger

Singer/Songwriter

Natalie Merchant discusses her love of poetry.[24:27]

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Maxine Hong Kingston

Photo by Michael Lionstar

Author and 2013 National Medal of Arts recipient

Maxine Hong Kingston discusses her path-breaking books. [22:55]

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Jonah Lehrer

Photo by Nina Subin

Author

Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, discusses the new science of creativity. [34:06]

Trombonist and producer, NEA Jazz Master

Delfeayo Marsalis: it's all in the family. [34:32]

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Claudia Rankine

Photo by John Lucas

Poet, Playwright

Claudia Rankine discusses her play The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue. [26:03]

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Benny Golson

Photo by Lisa Stein

Composer, Saxophonist, NEA Jazz Master

Benny Golson ‘s life is a who's who in jazz! [40:38]

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