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Josh Ritter

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Singer/Songwriter and Author

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

Claudia Rankine
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Poet, Playwright

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

Morris Robinson
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Opera singer

Meet Morris Robinson, who was an All-American at The Citadel, started studying voice at the age of 30, and sings at the great opera houses throughout the country. [27:03]

Charles Randolph-Wright
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Director

Charles Randolph-Wright talks about directing Lynn Nottage's play Ruined at Arena Stage. [29:39]

Sebastian Ruth
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Founder, Community MusicWorks, Providence, RI

2010 MacArthur Fellow Sebastian Ruth talks about the community-based arts organization he founded, Community MusicWorks, which won a 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its teaching, mentoring, and performing activities with urban youth in Providence, Rhode Island. [27:11]

Mike Rafferty
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NEA National Heritage Fellow

Mike Rafferty talks about growing up in East Galway, Ireland, and learning flute playing from his father, as well as coming to America and eventually returning to Irish music in his 50s as both a performer and teacher. [26:37]

Kay Ryan
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Poet (U.S. Poet Laureate, NEA Literature Fellow)

U.S. Poet Laureate talks about her teaching career, her reaction to that initial phone call from the Library of Congress, and, of course, poetry. [21:52]

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