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Alan Alda: The Science and Art of Communicating

Interviewing a wide range of guests as host of “Scientific American Frontiers” on PBS propelled Alan Alda to investigate new ways to communicate complex ideas more effectively. He digs into the heart of what it means to be a true and empathetic communicator as he shares techniques, which also draw on the actor’s arts of storytelling and improvisation, that can be incorporated into everyday communications.

Date
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Great River Expeditions

The mystery and adventurous allure of distant rivers held a fascination for American explorers of the 19th and early-20th centuries. Author and maritime historian Andy Jampoler recounts true stories of voyages of discovery along the Congo and Amazon and to the Dead Sea.

Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tim Robbins

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist adds another honor to the list tonight: recipient of Smithsonian Associates’ 15th annual Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award.

Date
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Rick Steves on Thoughtful Travel: Broadening Your Global Perspective

Drawing from lessons learned while exploring the globe, travel expert Rick Steves outlines how vacationing with an open mind and curiosity can make your trip an investment in a better world. You’ll also take home the best possible souvenir: widened cultural horizons.

Date
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
The Splendors of Newport
4-Day Tour

Gilded Age society elevated summering by the sea to a whole new level when they transformed Newport into the fashionable location for an 8-week season that was both formal and flamboyant. Arts journalist Richard Selden leads a 4-day tour that lets you step into the elegant world of Henry James and Edith Wharton.

Date
Depart: Friday, May 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
Return: Monday, May 8 2017, 9:30 p.m.