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Josh Ritter

Photo courtesy of Tough Love

Singer/Songwriter and Author

Indie singer Josh Ritter talks about writing, composing, and performing. [27:58]


Clive Gillinson

Photo by Peter Murphy

Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall

Clive Gillinson on bringing Carnegie Hall to all New Yorkers. [34:36]


The Paschall Brothers

Photo courtey of Virginia Folklife Program

Tidewater Gospel Group, 2012 National Heritage Fellowship recipients

Three generations of Paschalls have brought beautiful harmonies to their community. [35:21]


Harold Burnham

Photo by Perry Ardelle Burnham

2012 National Heritage Fellow and Master Ship Builder

Harold Burnham keeps the Essex shipbuilding tradition alive and vibrant.[30:47]


Margot Livesey

Photo by Rob Hann

NEA Literature Fellow

Author Margot Livesey discusses The Flight of Gemma Hardy -- her reimagining of Jane Eyre. [32:40]


Al Head

Photo by David Robertson, Jr.

2012 Bess Lomax Hawes Award Recipient

Arts Advocate Al Head discusses the profound impact of traditional arts on communities. [28:50]


John Collins

Photo by Ariana Truman

Founder/Director Elevator Repair Service

Backstage with the director of Gatz, a play that takes as its text F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic of and about the Jazz Age. [36:04]


Christopher Paul Curtis

Photo courtesy of the author


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


Bryan Doerries

Photo by Howard Korn

Theater of War Director

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


Richard Currey

Photo courtesy of Richard Currey

Author, Veteran

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


Michele Lowe

Photo by Laura Rose


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


Ron Capps

Photo courtesy of Ron Capps

Author, Veteran, Operation Homecoming Writing Instructor

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


Luke Stewart and Gio Russonello

Photo by Jason Crane

Capital Bop

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


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]


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.