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YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY: MUSIC AS A UNIFYING FORCE

MacArthur Fellow and Musical America’s 2018 Educator of the Year, Francisco J. Núñez, is a composer, conductor, visionary, leading figure in music education, and the artistic director/founder of...

THE RACIAL IMAGINARY

When Claudia Rankine was recognized by the MacArthur Foundation in 2016, she used her $625,000 award to build an extraordinary Interdisciplinary Cultural Library to provide a platform for artists...

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT - A NOBLE AMERICAN TRADITION UNDER ATTACK

Chris George, Executive Director of IRIS with a panel of guests lead a lively discussion of refugee resettlement in Connecticut. Where do refugees come from? How are they selected? How can we be...

THE CHASM AND THE PRISM: DEPLOYING MAGIC STRATEGIES IN THE SORTED-OUT CITY

Look at our city. What do you see? Who do you see? Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, psychiatrist and founder of the University of Orange, with University of Orange colleagues Molly Rose Kaufman and...

ISLAM & MUSIC: THE CASE OF IRAN

How did the newly established Islamic Republic regulate music following the 1979 revolution, and what have been the effects of those policies on music in contemporary Iran? Journalist and author,...

IS IMMIGRATION GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY? PRESENTED BY THE NEW ENGLAND NEWS COLLABORATIVE: NEXT

Executive Editor, New England News Collaborative's John Dankosky leads a lively discussion about the changing demographics of New England and the impact of immigration on our economy. Recorded for...

DESIGNING FOR THE 5 SENSES - STORYTELLING IN AN OVERSATURATED WORLD

A world oversaturated with noise and light and interruption takes an enormous toll on our sensory systems, impoverishing our experience, attention span and empathy for each other. Itamar Kubovy,...

DAR WILLIAMS - HOW TO MAKE YOUR TOWN SOMEWHERE EVERYONE WANTS TO LIVE

After more than 30 years touring the country, singer-songwriter Dar Williams has learned a lot about what makes a town great. She talks about her new book What I Found in a Thousand Towns and what...

NEW HAVEN 2040: LOOKING TOWARD THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS OF ART AND CULTURE

In June, Jock Reynolds ended his 20-year tenure as Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery. In this talk he draws from his lifetime of experience to look forward, exploring...

Timothy Snyder - THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM: RUSSIA, EUROPE, AMERICA

In these uncertain times, what can Americans learn and how can we move forward to protect our most precious values? Timothy Snyder discusses his new book, exploring the lessons learned from the...

TALKING AROUND THE BACK PORCH: STORIES ON AUGUST WILSON

The late American playwright August Wilson, whose Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning play Fences premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre, is legend for his depiction of the African-American...

Tim Snyder: On Tyranny

Author Tim Snyder discusses his guide to identifying and understanding the frightening parallels between our current reality and that of 20th century Europeans.

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