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Milton Glaser
Photo by Richard Frasier

National Medal of Arts recipient

A talk about art and design with National Medal of Arts recipient, Milton Glaser. [29:22]

Jennifer Egan
Photo c. Peter M. Van Hattem

Author

Novelist Jennifer Egan talks about her National Book Critics Circle Award-Winning book, A Visit from the Goon Squad. [29:24]

Linda Murray
Photo courtesy of Solas Nua

Artistic Director, Solas Nua, Washington, DC

Linda Murray talks about her organization Solas Nua, the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. [29:01]

Valerie Boyd
Photo courtesy of Ms. Boyd

Biographer

Biographer Valerie Boyd talks about the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston. [28:17]

John Williams
Photo courtesy of Mr. Williams

Composer and conductor

2009 National Medal of Arts recipient, composer John Williams discusses the art of scoring films. [27:51]

Mary Jackson
Photo courtesy of Ms. Jackson

NEA National Heritage Fellow

NEA National Heritage fellow Mary Jackson talks about the art and tradition of sweetgrass basketmaking. [22:52]

Ron Carter
Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Jazz Master

NEA Jazz Master Ron Carter, bassist/cellist/educator extraordinaire, talks about his career playing jazz and classical music. [25:21]

Anna Deveare Smith
Photo by Joan Marcus

Theater Artist

Playwright, actor, and activist Anna Deveare Smith talks about her extraordinary career and her current one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy. [31:01]

Isabel Wilkerson
Photo by Joe Henson

Author

Isabel Wilkerson talks about her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, focusing on the transfer of Southern culture to the North, creating a new, vibrant culture in the country. [25:33]

Azar Nafisi
Photo by Tom Slocum

Author

Author of two memoirs about her life in Iran, Reading Lolita in Tehran and Things I've Been Silent About, Azar Nafisi talks about her books, her life in Iran, her parents, the Iranian Revolution, and, of course, the power of literature. [25:05]

Bert Crenca
Photo by Pam Murray

Artistic Director, AS220, Providence, RI

Bert Crenca talks about founding the community arts center AS220, its interaction with the city Providence, and its arts education offshoot AS220 Youth. [24:46]

Luis Alberto Urrea
Photo by Nicole Waite

NEA Big Read author

Author Luis Alberto Urrea talks about the inspiration for and writing of his novel Into the Beautiful North, which takes place from Sinaloa, Mexico, all the way up north to Kankakee, Illinois. [25:54]

Dan Morgenstern
Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Jazz Master

Dan Morgenstern, recipient of the 2007 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, discusses the 2011 class of NEA Jazz Masters. [27:27]

Molly Smith
Photo by Suzanne Blue Star Boy

Artistic Director, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, Washington, DC

Molly Smith talks about American theater, including the often-overlooked musical, her commitment to new play development, and her vision for the newly-renovated Arena Stage at the Mead Center. [27:16]

Shirley Sneve
Photo courtesy of Ms. Sneve

Executive Director, Native American Public Telecommunications, Lincoln, NE

Shirley Sneve talks about the mission of the Native American Public Telecommunications organization, which shares stories of Native American people through the creation, promotion, and distribution of Native media on television and radio. [27:33]

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