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Jen Masengarb
Photo courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Jen Masengarb explains Chicago's rich architectural legacy and CAF’s role in bringing it public awareness. [24:52]

Jeff Orlowski
Jeff Orlowski. Photo courtesy of Chasing Ice

Filmmaker, Director of Chasing Ice

Jeff Orlowski goes to the Arctic to film James Balog’s documentation of the rapidly disappearing glaciers. We hear all about it. [30:20]

Kathy Connell
Photo by Mark Hill/TBS

Executive Producer of the SAG Awards

Here’s a peak at the Screen Actors’ Guild or SAG Award--the show where actors honor actors. [27:58]

Keith Jarrett
Photo by Rose Anne Colavito

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Pianist Keith Jarrett - letting the music happen. [34:27]

Anthony Braxton
Photo by Carolyn Wachnicki

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Anthony Braxton may be considered avant garde but he embraces all musical traditions [40:50]

Richard Davis playing bass
Photo by Ken Halfmann

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Bassist Richard Davis talks about his musical life outside of jazz -- working with folks like Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky. [30:08]

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]

Terrel McCrany
 

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]

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