• How an Actor Prepares

    Hour 2: How does an actor prepare to become a character on the stage or screen and how does the art of improvisation contribute to their success? We’ll discuss the craft this hour with Academy Award winner Alan Arkin whose new memoir is “An Improvised Life” (Da Capo, 2011). http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/137061774/KERA_137061774.mp3[Download MP3]

  • Improving the World

    Hour 1: In spite of almost continuous bad news, is life actually improving for people around the world? We’ll explore global advances in healthcare, education and more this hour with Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. His new book is “Getting Better: Why […]

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