It was announced last week that Nashville’s Bill Ivey, director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, has been tapped for President-elect Barack Obama‘s transition team for arts and culture. Ivey has had a long successful career as as folklorist, musicologist and champion of the arts. He was the director of the Country Music Foundation from 1971 to 1998 before being named chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1998 through 2001 during the Clinton Administration.
Want to get to know Ivey a little more?
Ivey joined John Seigenthaler a couple of months ago on a A Word on Words to discuss his book Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights. The two had a great discussion on the arts, and you can download the podcast of the entire episode here.
You can download podcasts of all the A Word on Words episodes from the last three years on the show’s web site.