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This edition: October 2014

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 1, 2014.

First aired: October 10, 2014.

Carol Anne Riddell hosts this edition of Arts in the City from The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

Stories in this episode include Tony Guida's interview with Sam Roberts, a columnist with the New York Times, about the new exhibition he curated at the New York Historical Society inspired by his new book entitled A History of New York in 101 Objects; Donna Hanover's visit to the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens; a conversation with Carol Anne Riddell and mother-daughter author duo, Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella; Lisa Beth Kovetz's profile of YA novelist, Laurie Boyle Crompton; Pat Collins' interview with the cast of the new Broadway revival, You Can't Take It With You starring James Earl Jones; and Barry Mitchell's brave attempt to join the circus.

Guest List

Isabelle Andrade Future Circus Star

Maria Andrade Isabelle’s Mom

Michelle Arvin Co-founder, Circus Warehouse

Annaleigh Ashford Actress, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Laurie Boyle Crompton YA Author, “Adrenaline Crush”

Rose Byrne Actress, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Scott Ellis Director, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Mark Ferrando Circus Warehouse Intensive Program, Circus Performer

Sonja Harpstead Flying Trapeze Catcher, Circus Warehouse

James Earl Jones Actor, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Michael Kandel 4th Grade Teacher, Jackson Avenue School

Ari Klein Circus Performer, Circus Warehouse

Mark Linn-Baker Actor, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Brian Lugo Entertainer, Team Circus Duo

David Reese Curator, Louis Armstrong House Museum

Brittney Reimert Circus Performer, Circus Warehouse

Ricky Riccardi Archivist, Louis Armstrong House Museum/Queens College

Sam Roberts Author, “A History of New York in 101 Objects”

Annette Santiago Entertainer, Team Circus Duo

Lisa Scottoline Co-Author, “Have a Nice Guilt Trip”

Francesca Serritella Co-Author, “Have a Nice Guilt Trip”

Suzi Winson Owner, Circus Warehouse

Web Extras

The Louis Armstrong House

Donna Hanover sits down to learn about Louis Armstrong's impact on music.

The Louis Armstrong House 2

Donna Hanover learns about Louis Armstrong's role in Civil Rights in America.

The Louis Armstrong House 3

Donna Hanover learns that Louis Armstrong listened to other types of music in appreciation.

Circus Warehouse Life

Circus Warehouse owner Suzi Winson talks about being a woman in a male-dominated field.

Circus Warehouse Life 2

Suzi Winson talks about the kinds of training available at Circus Warehouse.