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  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

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    Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Please enjoy these programs from Chautauqua Institution celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South A...

  • "Eleanor Roosevelt: An Emblem of Hope" Candace Fleming

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    Premiering Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

    Chautauqua Women's Club Contemporary Issues forum featuring Candace Fleming, author, Our Eleanor: a scrapbook look at Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable life through lively narrative, little-known anecdotes, and first-hand historical accounts, this program w...

  • Ray Chen: Master Class

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    Ray Chen is a violinist who redefines what it is to be a classical musician in the 21st Century. With a media presence reaching out to millions, Ray Chen's remarkable musicianship transmits to a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and co...

  • CHQ Backstage: Ray Chen

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    Premiering Friday, November 11, 2022.

    Violinist Ray Chen joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique...

  • CHQ Backstage: Homeboy Industries

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    Premiering Friday, September 23, 2022.

    Jose Arellano, co-director of case management & navigation for Homeboy Industries, joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in south...

  • CLSC: Ledger with Jane Hirshfield

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    Originally broadcast Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Caroline Roberts Barnum and Julianne Barnum Follansbee Fund

    Naomi Shihab Nye calls Ledger, “some of the most important poetry in the world today.” It is a pivotal book of personal, ecological, and political...

  • AAHH: Aaron Williams

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    Originally broadcast Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

    Aaron Williams is Senior Advisor—Emeritus, International Development and Government Relations, at RTI International. Williams served as Peace Corps director from 2009 to 2012, and as executive vice president of RTI International’s International...

  • CHQ Backstage: Jane Hirshfield

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    Originally broadcast Friday, September 9, 2022.

    Author of "Ledger" Jane Hirshfield joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive...

  • "The Life and Times of Chautauqua's Oliver Willcox Norton"

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    Premiering Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

    "The Life and Times of Chautauqua's Oliver Willcox Norton, the first bugler to sound Taps"

    Jari Villanueva speaks about Lt Colonel (MDDF) US Air Force Oliver Wilcox Norton. Jari Villanueva retired from the United States Air Force where he spent 23 years wi...

  • AAHH: Majora Carter

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    Premiering Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

    Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She's responsible for the creation of numerous economic development, technology inclusion & green-infrastructure pro...

  • CHQ Backstage: Loretta Pettway Bennett

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    Premiering Friday, October 14, 2022.

    Loretta Pettway Bennett, Gee's Bend Quiltmaker and "Squaring Up Histories" Exhibiting Artist, joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake...

  • CLSC: "Braiding Sweetgrass" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

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    Premiering Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

    Botanist and Professor Robin Wall Kimmerer will join us in the Hall of Philosophy to give the author’s presentation for the 2022 CLSC selection, Braiding Sweetgrass. A New York Times, a Washington Post, and a Los Angeles Times Bestseller, Braiding Sweetgra...

  • "Survivorship - Helping People Adjust to Cancer Treatment"

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    Premiering Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

    Chautauqua Women's Club Contemporary Issues forum featuring Jonas Johnson, M.D. While there is no one single definition of "survivorship," we view survivorship as the period after treatment has ended, and when a person is seen as free of disease. Survivors...

  • CHQ Backstage: Alexander Gavrylyuk

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    Premiering Friday, October 28, 2022.

    Alexander Gavrylyuk, Artistic Advisor and Artist-in-Residence of the Chautauqua Piano Program, joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lak...

  • Climate Change and Landscape Design: What Would Olmsted Do?

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    Premiering Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

    Part of Chautauqua Institution’s 2022 Heritage Lecture Series, and in coordination with Olmsted 200, this program will focus on the relevance of Olmsted ideals to the modern movement to create landscapes that contribute to climate sustainability goals. Th...

  • Chautauqua Dark Sky Initiative

    Chautauqua Property Owners Association (CPOA) Outdoor Lighting-Dark Sky Committee members Bill Neches, John Dilley, Terry McGowan, and Naomi Miller tell the story of Chautauqua's initiative to improve lighting for property owners and the quest to become recognized by the International Dark Sky As...

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

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    Chautauqua Institution has named inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) as a cross-cutting imperative in its strategic plan, 150 Forward. As an imperative that impacts all initiatives underway and contemplated by the Institution, our commitment to IDEA is elevated in all that we d...

  • Climate Change

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    Dedicated to exploring the most important issues of our times and stimulating creative responses, Chautauqua Institution is mission-bound to bring sustained focus to perhaps the most consequential issue today, climate change. Our collection of climate lectures showcases Chautauqua’s unparalleled ...

  • CHQ Community Shorts

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    Short documentaries highlighting some of Chautauqua Institution's programs and initiatives.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing a...