Category Archives: Podcast

Interview, Burning Man ambassador Bear Kittay, part 1

In 1986, a California man named Larry Harvey gathered a handful of friends on a beach northwest of San Francisco and burned a larger-than-life wooden man and a less-large wooden dog. Harvey called the act “radical self-expression”, and held the event again … Continue reading

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Interview: Fumihiko Maki, part 1

  Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki was born in 1928 in Tokyo, and educated at University of Tokyo, Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. After graduating from Harvard, Maki worked in the offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill … Continue reading

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Interview: Gregory Porter, Part 1

Jazz singer Gregory Porter released his debut album, Water, in 2010, at the ripe old age of 38, and was rewarded with a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. His follow-up album, Be Good, released in 2012, earned another … Continue reading

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Interview: Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, Part 2

Here’s the second part of my interview with Naoko Yamazaki (sharing a laugh with me at the photographic skills of my friend Gary, who very kindly offered the use of his office for the interview). In addition to the options … Continue reading

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Interview: Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, Part 1

Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki retired from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in August 2011, having served as a mission specialist on NASA space shuttle flight STS-131, which resupplied the International Space Station in April 2010. Yamazaki, who was the second Japanese … Continue reading

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Interview: U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos

On August 6, 2009 President Barack Obama nominated John V. Roos to be Ambassador of the United States to Japan. The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on August 7 and Roos presented his credentials to Emperor Akihito in Tokyo on … Continue reading

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Interview: drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer Jack DeJohnette, Part 2

Here’s the second part of the interview with Jack DeJohnette (pictured here with yours truly). In addition to the options below, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (the link is here).

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Interview: drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer Jack DeJohnette, Part 1

Jack DeJohnette is an American drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer who has worked with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Betty Carter and Stan Getz, among many, many others. In fact, the list of jazz greats DeJohnette hasn’t played with … Continue reading

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