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Richard Davis

Photo by Ken Halfmann

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.


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]


Katie Texas

Photo by Terrance McNally

Rutabaga Queen and ACE Pilot Kati Texas

Kati Texas takes us behind the scenes of the Kinetic Sculpture Race, Grand Championship where art and science go to play. [28:10]

Playwright and 2013 MacArthur Fellow

McCraney shares his exuberant passion for live performance and his determination to bring theater to underserved kids in Miami. [32:26]


Matt Kaplan

Photo by Tristan Horner


Matt Kaplan takes a scientific look at the monsters that scare us…and why we love it. [32:54]


David Ivey

Photo by Allison Whitener

2013 National Heritage Fellow

Sacred Harp singer David Ivey both preserves the tradition and widens the circle. [32:47]


Nicholson Baker

Photo by Margaret Brentano


Nicholson Baker may have written three exuberant sex novels, but he turns to his other passion in his latest book, Traveling Sprinkler: the extraordinary details of the ordinary. [27:30]


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]


Benjamin Percy

Photo by Jennifer May

NEA Literature Fellow

In his current novel, Red Moon, Ben Percy serves up a hybrid of horror and literature to tell a story about our lives today. [35:10]

Music Festival

The 78th Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Virginia. Where music happens on and off the stage. [32:13]


Tony Kushner

Photo by Joan Marcus-Hires

Playwright and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

In the second of our two-part interview, talk about his latest play and his screenplay for the movie, Lincoln


Tony Kushner

Photo by Gloria Wegner

Playwright and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

In part 1 of a two-part interview, Tony Kushner talks about his early attraction to theater and writing Angels in America. [28:50]


Laurie Olin

Photo © Sahar Coston-Hardy

Landscape Architect and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Laurie Olin on the work of landscape architecture—balancing nature and cultivation. [32:45]


Nancy Buirski

Photo courtesy of Nancy Buirski


Nancy Buirski discusses her prize-winning documentary, The Loving Story, a look at a couple’s decision to remain a family and challenge Virginia’s miscegenation laws. [31:43]