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Christopher Paul Curtis

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Author

Christopher Paul Curtis talks about making history real for young readers. [34:01]

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Bryan Doerries

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Theater of War Director

Bryan Doerries discusses how bringing Greek tragedies to service members opens up new conversations. [30:31]

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Richard Currey

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Author, Veteran

A writer and Vietnam Veteran discusses Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. [28:31]

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Michele Lowe

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Playwright

Michele Lowe discusses the process that moved her award-winning play Inana from page to stage. [32:07]

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Ron Capps

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Author, Veteran, Operation Homecoming Writing Instructor

Ron Capps helps returning service members write their way home. [27:06]

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Luke Stewart and Gio Russonello

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Capital Bop

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

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Yeohlee Teng

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Art Therapist, NICoE

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

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Natalie Merchant

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Singer/Songwriter

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

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