Roundtable Synopsis

The man-made creations we call art and music have the amazing ability to make you happy, to bring you to tears, to raise your passion and soothe your soul. But why is it that one person's pleasure is another's pain? Listen in as our experts debate how music and art appreciation reflect our culture, whether appreciation of the arts is learned or innate, and why we react so differently and individually to art and music. Joining host Robert Lawrence Kuhn are cultural studies professor Todd Boyd; music educator Robert Freeman; poet Rhoda Janzen; author and entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil; and artist Todd Siler.

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Why Are Music & Art So Exhilarating?

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