Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of repertory theatre with guests: Chad Bauman, Managing Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Drew Ogle, Executive Director of Nashville Repertory Theatre and Angela Gieras, Executive Director of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO of ArtsQuest, discusses the organization’s arts and culture programs for urban revitalization and the importance of art and creativity in the economy. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Lin Erickson, Executive Director and CEO of the Da Vinci Science Center, talks about the organization’s mission to spur the imaginations and curiosity of children through science and creation. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on arts education for underserved youth with guests: Michael Manson, Founder & Executive Director at Musical Arts Institute in Chicago, Shelby Williams-Gonzalez, President & CEO of Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles and Liz Hopfan, Executive Director of Free Arts NYC in New York
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of Juneteenth and how we as a society talk about the history slavery, with guests; Woody Keown, Jr., President & COO of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Ashley Rogers, Executive Director of the Whitney Plantation
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of diversity in the arts with guests: Alejandra Peña-Gutierrez, Director of Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico; Amanda de la Garza, Director of Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City and Sylvia Orozco, Executive Director of Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the future of public media with Jon Abbott, President & CEO of GBH in Boston; Adrienne Fairwell, General Manager of Arizona PBS and Chris Turpin, Chief of Staff at NPR.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of libraries in our communities with guests: Tracie Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association; David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library and Bridget Quinn, CEO of the Hartford Public Library.
Royal Aills, Station General Manager of RSUTV, talks about the station’s impact in northeast Oklahoma and what it takes to build out programming that connects with a diverse community. This interview was produced in partnership with RSUTV in Oklahoma.
Keith Elder, Executive Director of Tulsa Symphony, discusses how this relatively new (ets. 2005) and impactful organization was born from a need in the arts community of Tulsa, Oklahoma and how its programming drives and inspires the community. This interview was produced in partnership with RSUTV in Oklahoma.
Marcello Angelini, Artistic Director of Tulsa Ballet, discusses the history of the 63-year-old ballet company and its important role in the powerful and unique arts community of Oklahoma. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Ken Busby, Executive Director & CEO of the Route 66 Alliance discusses how the road became a historic route and how the organization supports and protects it by collaborating with all 8 Route 66 states. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on building diversity in the performing arts with Everett McCorvey, Professor and Director of Opera at the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts; and Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director at the Latino Theatre Company.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the challenges of running a financially stable nonprofit during COVID with guests: Eric Anyah, Chief Financial Officer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Eileen Frazier, Chief Administrative Officer of the National School Board Association.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of advancing Native American Art and Artists in America with guests: Della Warrior, Director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture; Lulani Arquette, President & CEO of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation; and John Vanausdall, President & CEO of The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the challenges of fundraising for performing arts organizations during COVID with guests: Danielle St.Germain-Gordon, Chief Development Officer of San Francisco Ballet, and Dale Hedding, Vice President of Development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on the importance of Science Museums with guests: Alison Brown, President and CEO of the Science Museum of Minnesota; Linda Silver, CEO of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science; and Frank Steslow, President & CEO of the Frost Museum of Science.
Patra Sevastiades, Executive Director of the Duluth Library Foundation, discusses how libraries keep on pace with the latest technology to ensure community members are receiving the best support. This interview was produced in collaboration with WDSE/WRPT.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on the role of University Art Museums with guests: David Brenneman – Director at the Eskenazi Museum of Art; Amy Gilman – Director at the Chazen Museum of Art; and David Little – Director and Chief Curator at the Mead Art Museum.