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Rapper, Singer, and Writer

Finding the intersection of science and love.

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Director

Interpreting history with All the Way and The Great Society.

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Author

The National Book Award winner talks about Julia Alvarez, Oscar Wao, and the wonder of reading.

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Science fiction writer, blogger, and advocate

The prolific award-winning novelist talks about sci-fi and technology

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Poet and POL judge

His collection Trespass shines a light in dark places

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Author and moderator of Face the Nation Dickerson’s book  Whistlestop is a witty rollicking tour of presidential campaign history

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Deviated Theatre’s co-founder, artistic director and choreographer.

Creating a new language of dance.

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MacArthur Fellow and Big Read author

We explore the writing of her powerful memoir, Brother, I’m Dying.

Kevin Doyle
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Irish step dancer and 2014 National Heritage Fellow

Kevin Doyle talks about his life-long passion for dance.

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2014 NEA Jazz Master

Bassist Richard Davis talks about his musical life outside of jazz -- working with folks like Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky. [30:08]

Richard Davis
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2014 NEA Jazz Master Richard Davis

One of the great bassists Richard Davis remembers a few of jazz musicians he's played with -- like Sun Ra, Ahmad Jamal, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones, and Eric Dolphy.

Andre Dubus III

Author

Andre Dubus III's memoir Townie isn’t a literary coming of age story. It’s an exploration of violence and absence. [30:37]

Lou Donaldson

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2013 NEA Jazz Master

Sweet Poppa Lou talks about the musical roots of his swinging bop saxophone sound. [38:23]

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]

Rita Dove
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Author and 2011 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her writing with a focus on her most recent book of poems, Sonata Mullatica. [30:44]

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