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Brando Skyhorse
Photo courtesy of Brando Skyhorse

Author and 2015 Poetry Out Loud judge

He had a childhood no one could make up—with his memoir, he creates order from the chaos.

Chunky Sanchez
Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Musician and 2013 National Heritage Fellow

For 40 years, Chunky Sanchez has playing and singing the stories of the Chicano people.

Rev Jerry Colbert
Photo by Tom Pich

2014 National Heritage Fellows

Rev. Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions.

Adam Sherlock
Photo courtesy of Adam Sherlock

Radio Production Instructor

Behind the scenes of “Sending Messages,” the award-winning monthly podcast produced by incarcerated youth.

Manil Suri
Photo by Nina Subin

Novelist, mathematician

The City of Devi, an apocalyptic sex comedy and love story, is the third book in Manil Suri’s trilogy centered on Mumbai. [26:08]

Marna Stalcup
Photo by Allie Maki Maya

Program Manager, The Right Brain Initiative

Teaching Portland's children core curriculum through the arts. [30:06]

Antonio Sanchez. Photo by Justin Bettman
Photo by Justin Bettman

Drummer

Antonio Sanchez talks about the melody of jazz drumming and his new CD, New Life. [34:21]

Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

National Medal of Arts Recipient

Pete Seeger returns to talk about his music and its roots. [31:50]

Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

Folk Legend

Pete Seeger remembers his friend, Woody Guthrie. [21:13]

Andy Statman
Photo courtest of Andy Statman

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]

Andy Statman
Photo by Chris Giese

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]

Marc Scorca
Photo Dario Acosta

President and CEO of Opera America

Marc Scorca celebrates opera in America and the 2011 NEA Opera Honorees. [31:02]

Simon Shaheen
Photo by Alan Govenar

1994 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen discusses his merging of Arab and western musical traditions. [27:23]

Wesley Stace (AKA John Wesley Harding)
Photo c. Lizzie Himmel

Songwriter, novelist

A conversation with songwriter/novelist Wesley Stace who performs under the stage name, John Wesley Harding. [29:24]

David Seidler
Photo by Beth Bienvenu

Academy Award-winning Screenwriter

David Seidler talks about his film, The King's Speech, and his own struggle with stuttering. [31:21]

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