Arts & Culture

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.

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: "Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies" (Little, Brown & Co.) (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2009

Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, discuss their latest literary collaboration-a collection of poetry, songs, and lullabies. The world-renowned singer and actress on poetry and music in her life.

Scott G. Eberle: "Classic Toys"

December 23, 2009

Classic toys and the importance of play

Roger G. Kennedy: "When Art Worked"

Roger G. Kennedy: "When Art Worked"

December 8, 2009

How government programs to employ artists served the nation during the Great Depression and could offer a model for creating jobs today. Art and the New Deal.

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