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William Wegman
Photo courtesy of William Wegman

Visual Artist

You may know him as the guy who takes surreal pictures of his Weimaraners; but that's just one strand of William Wegman's long and varied career. [28:55]

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]

Melissa Walker
Photo courtesy of NICoE

Art Therapist, NICoE

Melissa Walker discusses healing wounded service members through art at Walter Reed. [25:44]

Natalie Merchant
Photo by Mark Seliger

Singer/Songwriter

Natalie Merchant discusses her love of poetry.[24:27]

Maxine Hong Kingston
Photo by Michael Lionstar

Author and 2013 National Medal of Arts recipient

Maxine Hong Kingston discusses her path-breaking books. [22:55]

Jonah Lehrer
Photo by Nina Subin

Author

Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, discusses the new science of creativity. [34:06]

Delfeayo Marsalis

Trombonist and producer, NEA Jazz Master

Delfeayo Marsalis: it's all in the family. [34:32]

Claudia Rankine
Photo by John Lucas

Poet, Playwright

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

Benny Golson
Photo by Lisa Stein

Composer, Saxophonist, NEA Jazz Master

Benny Golson ‘s life is a who's who in jazz! [40:38]

Ahmad Jamal
Photo courtesy of DL Media

Pianist and Jazz Master

Ahmad Jamal discusses his long and celebrated career. [30:51]

Sheila Jordan
Photo by Ed Cohen

Singer, NEA Jazz Master

Sheila Jordan talks about her life in jazz. [34:48]

Sarah Greenough
Photo used courtesy of the National Gallery of Art

Senior Curator, National Gallery of Art

The editor of My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Vol 1 discusses the relationship of the two artists. [29:32]

Liz Carroll
Photo by Robert Hakalski

Irish Fiddler and National Heritage Fellow

Liz Carroll talks about and demonstrates the multiplicity of Irish music. [38:15]

Laura Lippman
Photo by Jan Cobb

Novelist

Laura Lippman talks about crime fiction, journalism and the social novel.  [30:30]

Aditi Brennan Kapil
Photo courtesy of Aditi Brennan Kapil

Playwright, Actor, Director

Aditi Brennan Kapil discusses the ways her mixed cultural background informed her play, Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Story. [29:32]

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