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In this new kind of interview show, Randy Cohen talks to guests about a person, a place, and a thing they feel strongly about. The result: some great talkers tell stories they never have before. Visit

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Dec 29, 2015

He has designed both elegant private houses (Alexander McQueen's) and grand public spaces (the Nobel Peace Prize Center in Oslo). While he was working on the Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture, he was often asked: will it look African American? But what does that mean? Does Renzo Piano's Times building look newspapery? All questions answered. (Well, some questions.) Plus music from Walter Hawkes. Recorded at the Van Alen Institute.