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Headshot of a man playing a flute.
Photo by Mike Wolforth

2016 National Heritage Fellow and Dakota flute player and maker

Reinvigorating a traditional First Nation art

Headshot of a woman.
Photo by Kursat Bayhan

Award-winning photojournalist

With her memoir, It’s What I Do, Lynsey Addario explains how and why she covers war.

John Adams head shot
Photo by Christine Alicino

Composer, Conductor, and 2009 NEA Opera Honoree

Creating American music that’s intense, sensual, and meaningful.

Jane Alexander headshot
Photo by Joan Marcus

Actor and former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts

Jane Alexander reflects on her time at the NEA, her life-long love affair with theater, and the centrality of art to the human experience.

AlHaj headshot
Photo by Jim Gale

Oud-player, composer, and 2015 National Heritage Fellow

Speaking the universal language of music.

Raymond Arsenault head shot

Historian

Raymond Arsenault's book The Sound of Freedom examines the 30-minute concert by Marian Anderson that helped move a nation forward.

Jamey Aebersold
Photo by John Nation

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Musician and teacher Jamey Aebersold believes that anyone can improvise and he's developed the tools to show them how. [27:11]

Sheila Kay Adams
  Photo by Kim Dryden

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

In the second part of a two-part interview, we hear Sheila as storyteller and learn about some of the folks who lived in Sodom, North Carolina. [29:49]

Sheila Kay Adams
Photo by Susan Moore

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Singer, musician and storyteller Sheila Kay Adams talks about (and sings) songs brought over from England, Scotland, and Ireland in the mid-17th century and kept alive by the people in the mountains of North Carolina. [32:38]

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]

Na'alehu Anthony

Filmmaker

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

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Photo by Alex Brook Lynn

NEA Literature Fellow

Poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz talks about slam poetry and community. [22:05]

Martina Arroyo
Photo courtesy of Ms. Arroyo

NEA Opera Honors recipient

Legendary soprano Martina Arroyo talks about her career in opera, including working with such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti. [27:17]

Rudolfo Anaya
Photo by Marion Ettlinger

NEA Big Read Selection (Bless Me, Ultima)

Rudolfo Anaya talks about the writing of his acclaimed novel Bless Me, Ultima as well as in the influence of the oral tradition and folk tales on his writing and his life growing up in New Mexico.  [23:56]

Julia Alvarez
Photo © Bill Eichner

NEA Literature Fellow and 2013 National Medal of Arts recipient

Writer Julia Alvarez discusses how her life as a reader led to her life as a writer and the rich source material she finds in her family's immigrant experience. [22:05]