Arts & Culture

Singer Denyce Graves (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2010

Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves talks about her acclaimed career as an opera singer, and about the challenges she's faced in recent years, including depression, a high-risk pregnancy, and vocal cord surgery.

Dr. Ralph Stanley: "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Gotham Books) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2009

Grammy-award-winning banjo player and singer Ralph Stanley on the history and future of the remarkable music he brought from his home in the mountains of southwest Virginia to the world.

Wendell Berry: A conversation (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Two Former U.S. Poets Laureate, Billy Collins and Donald Hall (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2009

Billy Collins discusses his poetry collection, titled "Ballistics." Donald Hall talks about his memoir, "Unpacking the Boxes."

Christopher Plummer "In Spite Of Myself" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2009

A discussion with actor Christopher Plummer about his memoir, "In Spite of Myself."

Yo Yo Ma (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2009

Yo-Yo Ma talks about his ongoing Silk Road Project. He also discusses his recent recordings, the state of classical music in America and around the world, and the role music plays in bringing people of different cultures together.

Salman Rushdie: "The Enchantress of Florence" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2009

Salman Rushdie's latest novel weaves together two different worlds - Renaissance Florence and a sixteenth-century Indian city. It is a tale that moves from East to West and explores the power of history, storytelling and enchantment.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Come Darkness, Come Light" (Zoe/Rounder) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2009

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter presents a collection of Christmas music. Some of the songs are original works and others are personal favorites.

Abraham Verghese "Cutting For Stone" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2009

A physician talks about writing a sweeping medical saga set in India, Ethiopia, and New York City.

Joshua Bell (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2009

Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell on collaborating with friends. He talks about performing at major concert halls around the world, taking part in a White House Music Series, and playing for change at a D.C. Metro station.

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