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Conversations

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.

The Critic's Craft

Poetry critic Helen Vendler, this year's Jefferson Lecturer, speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the power of words.

The Life of a Poet

The Pulitzer prize-winning poet speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the links between poetry and painting.

The Traditions of the Table

Chef Mario Batali speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about Italian cuisine and what food tells us about culture.