Three of America's greatest playwrights discuss the intersections of the arts and society and assess the future of playwriting, the relative impact of their own plays and the socio-historical elements involved in creating modern dramatic works. Tony Kushner has received the esteemed "double" of the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his work, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches"; Suzan-Lori Parks won a Pulitzer and was nominated for a Tony Award for "Topdog/Underdog"; and David Henry Hwang is a Tony winner and Pulitzer nominee for "M. Butterfly." New York University professor and noted theater historian Laurence Maslon moderated the event. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 3, 2010.
Michael Berube, author of "Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities" and "What's Liberal About the Liberal Arts? Classroom Politics and 'Bias' in Education" argues against the common notion that higher education is a bastion of the left. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded November 2, 2006.
William Weida addresses the economic, political and health impacts of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), how and why we have deviated from conventional farming, and how we can reclaim American agriculture. Part of the 2009-2010 State of the Rockies Speaker series: "Food and Agriculture in the Rockies." Recorded September 7, 2009.
Jeffrey Toobin, one of the country's most esteemed experts on politics, media and the law, and author of "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court," delves into the historical, political and personal inner workings of the Supreme Court and its justices to reveal the inside story of one of America's most mysterious and powerful institutions. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded August 23, 2008.