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Creative Placemaking in Miami
Lolo Reskin, founder of Sweat Records

Three of Miami’s cultural organizers talk about the  power of art in building community. [31:43]

John Maeda
Photo courtesy of the Rhode Island School of Design

President, Rhode Island School of Design

John Maeda: designing at the intersection of art and technology [29:43]

Liz Lerman, Part 2
Lise Metzger


In part 2 of our conversation with Choreographer Liz Lerman, we explore false dichotomies, including the one that opposes art to science. [25:11]

Liz Lerman, Part 1
Photo by J.S. Rosenthal


Liz Lerman: Conversing through dance. [23:50]

Jim 'Texas Shorty' Chancellor
Photo by Alan Govenar

NEA National Heritage Fellow

2010 National Heritage Fellow, Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor talks about the great tradition of Texas fiddling. [25:43]

Debra Granik
Photo by Sebastian Mlynarski


Director Debra Granik discusses her award-winning film, Winter's Bone. [24:16]

Image courtesy of Youngblood

Playwright Collective

Youngblood co-directors Graeme Gillis and R.J. Tolan talk about a unique organization for up-and-coming playwrights. [22:25]

Sean Wilentz
Photo by Daniel Kramer


Here's part 2 of our conversation with Sean Wilentz, author of Bob Dylan in America. [28:26]

Sean Wilentz
Photo by Daniel Kramer


Sean Wilentz discusses his biography of 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan in America. [28:33]

Charles Randolph-Wright
Photo courtesy of Arena Stage


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

Howard Shalwitz
Photo by Colin Hovde

Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC

Howard Shalwitz talks about the theater company’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park. [22:47]

Gary Giddins
Photo by Ben Collier

Jazz writer

The great jazz writer Gary Giddins talks about the great jazz legend Duke Ellington. [34:38]

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Photo by Alex Brook Lynn

NEA Literature Fellow

Poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz talks about slam poetry and community. [22:05]

Randy Weston
Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Jazz Master

Jazz Master Randy Weston talks about the music he loves. [26:06]

Kevin Young
Photo by Kate Tuttle

NEA Literature Fellow

Poet Kevin Young talks about his book, Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels. [23:45]