Articulate with Jim Cotter

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From Prodigies to Paragons

26m 46s

Yaa Gyasi and Sarah Jarosz were recognized early for their gifts. Now they are becoming role models. As a child, Ghanaian American writer Yaa Gyasi’s family moved often, a boon for a young girl curious about who she might become. Singer-songwriter Sara Jarosz, now in her 30s, is finally getting to cast aside her identity as a child prodigy.

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    From Prodigies to Paragons

    S9 E901 - 26m 46s

    Yaa Gyasi and Sarah Jarosz were recognized early for their gifts. Now they are becoming role models. As a child, Ghanaian American writer Yaa Gyasi’s family moved often, a boon for a young girl curious about who she might become. Singer-songwriter Sara Jarosz, now in her 30s, is finally getting to cast aside her identity as a child prodigy.

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    Worlds of Words

    Friday
    May 20

    30 Minutes

    Writer Tochi Onyebuchi; visual artist Stephen Powers.
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    Displacement

    Friday
    May 20

    30 Minutes

    Singer-songwriter David Gray; writer Aleksandar Hemon.
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    Conscientious Evolution

    Sunday
    May 22

    30 Minutes

    Singer-songwriter Ben Folds; architect Jeanne Gang.
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    Worlds of Words

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    Writer Tochi Onyebuchi; visual artist Stephen Powers.
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    A Place of Their Own

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    Playwright Sarah Gancher; folk musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.
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    A Place of Their Own

    Tuesday
    May 24

    30 Minutes

    Playwright Sarah Gancher; folk musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.
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    Unremitting

    Tuesday
    May 24

    30 Minutes

    Writer Kate DiCamillo; theater artist Ping Chong.
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    Singular Purpose

    Wednesday
    May 25

    30 Minutes

    Poet Terrance Hayes; clarinetist Anthony McGill.
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    Fearless Pursuits

    Wednesday
    May 25

    30 Minutes

    Writer Michael Cunningham; poet Joan Naviyuk Kane.
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    Triumph Over Affliction

    Thursday
    May 26

    30 Minutes

    Writer Deborah Eisenberg; Shira Erlichman discusses her journey with bipolar disorder.
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    By Their Stars

    Thursday
    May 26

    30 Minutes

    The Killers' Brandon Flowers uses faith to navigate the extremes of a rock and roll lifestyle; choreographer Mark Morris; violinist Augustin Hadelich.
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    Displacement

    Friday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    Singer-songwriter David Gray; writer Aleksandar Hemon.
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    Long and Winding Road

    Friday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    Singer-songwriter and playwright Anais Mitchell; writer Douglas Stuart.
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    Crossing Cultures

    Sunday
    May 29

    30 Minutes

    String trio Time for Three creates music without boundaries; dancer and choreographer Akram Khan combines classical Indian and contemporary dance.
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    Displacement

    Monday
    May 30

    30 Minutes

    Singer-songwriter David Gray; writer Aleksandar Hemon.
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    Self Realization

    Tuesday
    May 31

    30 Minutes

    Author Yiyun Li; choreographer Miguel Gutierrez.
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    The Insatiables

    Tuesday
    May 31

    30 Minutes

    Composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz; writer Susan Orlean.
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    Virtuous Reality

    Wednesday
    Jun 1

    30 Minutes

    Poet Yusef Komunyakaa keeps his faith in the future; writer Jennifer Weiner channels unhappy episodes into character-driven novels.
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    Conscientious Evolution

    Wednesday
    Jun 1

    30 Minutes

    Singer-songwriter Ben Folds; architect Jeanne Gang.
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    Reflexive Cognition

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    30 Minutes

    Poet Paul Muldoon; multidisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham.

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