Nina Paley, Cartoonist, Quilter (EG8)
May: 2014, Nina Paley shows her brilliant animation and quilting work, and explains her fearless, forward thinking stance on copyright issues. Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues, which combines the Indian epic Ramayana with 1920's pop recordings of Annette Hanshaw.
Jacques d'Amboise, Dancer, MacArthur / Heinz / Kennedy Center / Nat’l Medal of Arts Honoree (EG7)
April, 2013: Jacques d'Amboise shares rare footage, and even rarer anecdotes, from The Ed Sullivan Show. Recognized as one of the finest classical dancers of our time, Jacques d’Amboise now leads the field of arts education with a model program that exposes thousands of school children to the magic and discipline of dance.
Ravynn Karet Coxen, Progenitor (EG7)
April, 2012: Ravynn Karet Coxen discusses the challenges of preserving the authentic, traditional dance and music of the people living in Cambodia's Angkor Wat region. Ravynn Karet Coxen is the progenitor of NKFC which operates charity schools near Angkor Wat.
Dan Goods, Visual Strategist (EG9)
April, 2015: Dan Goods, a free-thinking designer, plays his way right into NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dan's passion is creating moments that remind people of the gift and privilege of being alive.
Jim Bueermann, President, Police Foundation (EG10)
April, 2016: Jim Bueermann discusses his long career and examines the extraordinary challenges in contemporary policing. In September 2012, Jim Bueermann was appointed as the president of the Washington, DC-based Police Foundation.
Jill Sobule, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist (EG9)
April, 2015: Jill Sobule sings a sweet farewell to Monterey, and her song Big Shoes, with a little help from her Mom. Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, guitarist and gypsy.
Ben Davis, Multifaceted Designer (EG7)
April, 2013: Ben Davis speaks on two illuminating projects, Bay Lights, and Pi In The Sky. A multifaceted designer, Ben is the founder of the San Francisco-based firm Words, Pictures, Ideas, and was the visionary and organizer behind the recent Bay Lights art installation.