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Conversations

Women of Influence

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole talked recently with ABC and NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts about her most recent book, Founding Mothers, and the role women played in the early days of the Republic.

Bridging Two Worlds

Writer Bette Bao Lord speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about blending Chinese and American culture in her life.

Life Through Art’s Prism

British writer Paul Johnson talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history of art and its place in America.

On Learning from the Greeks

Classicist Donald Kagan talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about what modern students can gain from ancient worlds.

Discipline and Play

Scholar David Billington talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history and art of engineering.

Civility in a Democracy

Columnist Judith Martin talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about behavior befitting a republic.

Uncovering a Sunken Treasure

The Hawley brothers speak with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about unearthing a steamship buried in a Kansas cornfield.

"A Good Teacher and a Willing Student"

Education Secretary Rod Paige talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about improving America's schools.

Recollections from the Ring

Painter, writer, television producer, and fight doctor Ferdie Pacheco talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole.

Teaching the Nation's History

Scholars are approaching the founding of America in new ways.