Celebrating Dylan Thomas’s 100th Birthday: A Special WNYC-BBC Radio Wales Production

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Leonard Lopate joins Nicola Heywood Thomas in Laugharne, Wales, for a live transatlantic broadcast between BBC Radio Wales and WNYC to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth.

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President Jimmy Carter reflects on his lifelong love of the Dylan Thomas’s poetry.

Poet, activist, and author Kevin Powell, who was named the International Ambassador for the Dylan Thomas Centennial in America, discusses Dylan Thomas’s influence on American poetry.

Charlotte Moore, artistic director of the Irish Repertory Theatre, talks about the theatre’s longstanding productions of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”

Jeff Towns, Chairman of the Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain and the owner of Dylan’s Bookstore in Swansea discusses the poet’s popularity in Wales.

National Theatre Wales director Marc Rees and writer Jon Tregenna discuss their live performance of “Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited,” a re-imagining of the world of Thomas’s “Under Milk Wood.”

John Strausbaugh, author of The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village tells us about Dylan Thomas’s Thomas’s favorite New York bar, the White Horse Tavern, and the controversy surrounding the poet’s death.

BBC Wales’ Executive Producer Bethan Jones and director Pip Broughton discuss a television adaptation of “Under Milk Wood,” a unique version of Dylan’s play filmed in the US and in the UK.