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their story and make us feel a little bit better about ours. so with that let's give out some awards. let's read the citations. [applause] >> national medal of arts recipients. mel brooks. [applause] the 2015 national medal of arts to mel brooks for a lifetime of making the world laugh. as a writer, director, actor, and musician, he pioneered the art of musical comedy. and his hilarious, thought-provoking work on film and in theater have earned him the rare distinction of winning oscar, emmy, tony, and grammy awards.
and gender through the lives of ordinary people straddling multiple cultures. as an educator, she has deepened our understanding of american identity. [applause] >> accepting on behalf of the eugene o'neill theater center, preston whiteway. [applause] the 2015 national medal of arts to eugene o'neill theater center for its unwavering support of american theater. for over 50 years, the eugene o'neill theater center has nurtured award-winning playwrights, directors, and actors, enriched the craft of stage production, and delighted audiences with exceptional programs.
[applause] >> philip glass. [applause] the 2015 national medal of arts to philip glass for his groundbreaking contributions to music and composition. one of the most prolific, inventive, and influential artists of our time, he has expanded musical possibility with his operas, symphonies, film scores, and wide-ranging collaborations. [applause]
>> berry gordy. [applause] the 2015 national medal of arts to berry gordy for helping to create a trailblazing new sound in american music. as a record producer and songwriter, he helped build motown, launching the music careers of countless legendary artists. his unique sound helped shape our nation's story. [applause]
>> santiago jiménez, jr. [applause] the 2015 national medal of arts to santiago jiménez, jr. for expanding the horizon of american music. he has helped spread traditional conjunto music, blending the sounds and cultures of south texas and mexico. his lively melodies performed on the two-button accordion have captivated audiences around the world. [applause] >> moisés kaufman. [applause]
the 2015 national medal of arts to moisés kaufman for his powerful contributions to american theater. his work sensitively probes questions of culture and sexuality. his award-winning tectonic theater project continues to move audiences with its bold portrayals of contemporary social issues. [applause] >> ralph lemon. [applause] the 2015 national medal of arts to ralph lemon for his contribution to dance and the visual arts. as a self-proclaimed conceptualist, he uses dance as a source of physical
communication, and his complex works withstand examination from all angles, revealing intimate truths about human nature and offering broader insights into the american experience. [applause] >> luis valdez. [applause] the 2015 national medal of arts to luis valdez for bringing chicano culture to american drama. as a playwright, actor, writer, and director, he illuminates the human spirit in the face of social injustice through award-winning stage, film, and television productions.
[applause] >> jack whitten. [applause] the 2015 national medal of arts to jack whitten for remaking the american canvas. as an abstract artist, he uses casting, acrylic paints, and compounds to create new surfaces and textures, challenging our perceptions of shape and color. his powerful works of art put the american story in a new light. [applause]
for audra mcdonald for lighting up broadway as one of its brightest stars. an unforgettable performer, she has won six tony awards. in musicals, concerts, operas, and the recording studio, her rich, soulful voice continues to take her audiences to new heights. [applause] >> national humanities medal recipients. rudolfo anaya.
[applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to rudolfo anaya for his pioneering stories of the american southwest. his works of fiction and poetry celebrate the chicano experience and reveal universal truths about the human condition. and as an educator, he has spread a love of literature to new generations.
[applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to josé andres for cultivating our palates and shaping our culture. he has introduced new and vibrant ingredients to our nation, whether through his innovative techniques in the kitchen, his work on clean cooking technology and access to education, or the inspiration he provides to new americans. [applause] >> ron chernow. [applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to ron chernow for bringing our nation's story to
life. through his examination of america's successful giants and titans, he also invites his readers to discover their failures and foibles, uncovering enduring lessons that inform our modern era. [applause] >> louise glück. [applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to louise glück for giving lyrical expression to our inner conflicts. her use of verse connects us to the myths and the ancients, the magic of the natural world, and the essence of who we are.
[applause] >> terry gross. [applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to terry gross for her artful probing of the human experience. her patient, persistent questioning in thousands of interviews over four decades has pushed public figures to reveal personal motivations behind extraordinary lives, revealing simple truths that affirm our common humanity. [applause] >> james mcbride.
[applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to james mcbride for humanizing the complexities of discussing race in america. through writings about his own uniquely american story and his works of fiction informed by our shared history, his moving stories of love display the character of the american family. [applause] >> louis menand. [applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to louis menand for prose and essays that invite us to think in new ways about the forces shaping our society. his influential works of intellectual and cultural
history probe the power of ideas from one era to the next as they ripple across politics and culture. [applause] >> elaine pagels. [applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to elaine pagels for her exploration of faith and its traditions. through her study of ancient manuscripts and other scholarly work, she has generated new interest and dialogue about our contemporary search for knowledge and meaning. [applause]
accepting on behalf of the prison university project, jody lewen. [applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to the prison university project for transforming the lives of currently incarcerated people through higher education. its programs offer opportunity and inspiration to their students, providing an example for others to emulate. [applause] >> abraham verghese. [applause]
the 2015 national humanities medal to abraham verghese for reminding us that the patient is the center of the medical enterprise. his range of proficiency embodies the diversity of the humanities, from his efforts to emphasize empathy in medicine, to his imaginative renderings of the human drama. [applause] >> isabel wilkerson. [applause] the 2015 national humanities medal to isabel wilkerson for championing the stories of an unsung history. her masterful combination of intimate human narratives with broader societal trends allows us to measure the epic migration of a people by its vast impact
on our nation and on each individual life. [applause] >> those are our honorees. let's give them a big round of applause again. [applause] once again, we thank them for their extraordinary contributions. we look forward to all the work they will be doing in the future. just a couple of other comments. one, i think louise glück has the coolest outfit.
[laughter] especially those spiked sneakers. i'm glad that audra is already a good friend of mine. so the fact that they kind of left out the citation, i think she'll forgive me. and i do think mel brooks kind of set the tone for this thin because -- [laughter] historically this is but a much more state affair. but somehow, i think my quote of him in the beginning, it threw everything off. everybody, have fun. enjoy the reception. thank you. god bless you. [applause]
[inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> take you live now to north carolina. hillary clinton expected to speak momentarily. >> my kids didn't think that work. it did you're welcome good afternoon. my name is christine. i'm the proud parents of three wonderful children. and a gradually number of the wake technical community college class of 2016. i just graduated in may. [cheers and applause]
so i just want to share a little bit of my story with you today. a couple of years back i underwent a very difficult stage of my life, not unlike many of you standing here today. i was newly divorced. struggling to support my family. i continue to spiral deeper and deeper into place of depression. and in the summer of 2014 i tried not once but twice to take my own life. but i survived. [cheers and applause] and out of that dark place, i found a bright wilderness to keep moving forward. i decided that time i needed a change. i have interest in becoming a nurse for a few years, toyed
with the back and forth, but i could not take any additional loans because i was still paying back loans from a first degree. thankfully, i bumped into wake technical community college, and institution -- that's right, give it up, give it up. [applause] wake technical is an institution to provide a variety of resources and scholarship opportunities to help students like me obtained her degree. a few months later with the help of a $1000 mature woman scholarship from the women's club, i was able to begin this new chapter in my life. [cheers and applause] now, $1000 does go a long way, but i still had to put in a lot of work to see this through.
a typical day for me involved getting up about 7:00 in the morning, getting the kids ready for school, going to school myself, leaving class admin, doing a half day of subbing from 12:30 until about 4:00 and heading over to the restaurant by five to waitress until about nine, 9:30, maybe 10. come home, see my kids, sleeping. take a nap, wake up at three and study from three until seven when they woke up again. so that was my day. [applause] so of course i had to enlist the help of my two kids, my two brilliant daughters, and my son, okay, which we'r were able to pl off as a family unit to get me to where i am today, okay? and them as well. and now i have the privilege and
the joy of working as a cardiac nurse at duke regional hospital. [cheers and applause] every day, well, three days a week i should say, i touched the lives of those in need. suffice it to say, that these past few years have not been easy, but with the affordable college up in that wake tech had to offer through the strength of my friends and family network and the willingness to work hard, i was able to start over. while there is so much at stake in this election for americans across the country, for me it's pretty simple. we need a leader who will stand up for families, like mine, and make it easier for people, like
me, to achieve their professional aspiration. that leader is -- [applause] -- hillary clinton. [cheers and applause] throughout her career hillary has consistently put family first. as a working mother, i sincerely appreciate her strong efforts to fight for paid family leave and increased the minimum wage. ..
in affordable housing cost and reliable transportation that families need to succeed across this great nation. that's right. [applause]. hillary is also committed to helping people from all walks of life realize their dreams of going to college. she knows the cost of education makes it difficult for many students, including myself, and soon my children who will go to college in the next few years to see a path to a better life for a new career. that is why i'm excited hillary has put forward plans to invest in our neighbor community colleges and breakdown the barriers by making college debt-free for those who cannot afford it. everyone should be clapping right now. [applause]. >> right now. [applause]. >> so, today, it is my great
pleasure-- i'm going to say again. it is my great pleasure and i am so honored to welcome to the stage-- i'm going to cry, y'all. welcome to the stage a woman who knows that we are stronger and has the experience and the bold vision we need to affect a real, positive change in the community across the country. this is my last sentence. on going to say it without crying. ladies and gentlemen, please, join me in giving a warm welcome to the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. [cheers and applause]
>> wow. [cheers and applause] >> did anyone see that debate last night? [cheers and applause] >> oh, yes. one down, two to go. i am so excited to be back here. i was here eight years ago, and i was so impressed and then with the kinds of the programs and opportunities that are offered here to people like christine. i wanted to come back to raleigh, but i wanted to come back here. when christine was talking, was
backstage walking-- watching her on the screen and she kept saying about how she was about to cry. i was about to cry. you know, her story says so much, i just about her, but about our country. we are a country of second chances and a third and fourth chances for people willing to work for them, get up every day, do their best. that's the basic bargain of america, and i was really proud of christine. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> and i think her patients at duke regional print for a a treat, but not only the skill that she learned here at wake tech with a personality that get up and go personality will mean a lot to the people she is taking care of, so christine,
thank you and god speed. now, i have to thank doctor stephen scott, president of wake tech community college. all of the administrators, the faculty and the students of wake tech. [cheers and applause] >> doctor scott told me that the enrollment is about 73000, and what a tribute to watch at this institution represents. and im huge supporter. [applause]. >> you know, i just see america differently. i think there is nothing we can't do if we make our minds up, roll up our sleeves, get it working together, support
institutions like wake tech, support people like christine and that's what i intended to do. i want to thank your mayor, mayor mcfarland. thank you so much for being here [cheers and applause] >> state senator dan blue junior [cheers and applause] >> i also want to recognize linda coleman, candidate for lieutenant governor of north carolina. linda came so close last time and this time are you going to bring her over the finish line? [cheers and applause] >> i will tell you someone else i am excited about, that is the democratic candidate for the senate, former state representative debra ross. [cheers and applause] >> i have watched the campaign she has run and the intensity
and the incredible passion that she brings to it. i will tell you what, we sure could use her in washington representing north carolina. [cheers and applause] >> i want to take all of-- like all of the elected officials that are here and eight special shout out to a longtime friend of my husband's and mine, someone who we admire so much and did really transform this state during his governorship, former governor jim hunt's. chit-- [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> there is a lot that i want to talk about today, but let me start with this because you may or may not know that today is national voter registration.
and you see some signs people are holding: i will vote. now, that is not only a great sign that shows you are committed to vote, but it's a website and you can go to, i will vote.com. to make sure you're registered and i hope you all will and i hope you will tell everyone that you know to do the same because we want to make sure people are registered and if there is still time to get registered here in north carolina. and i hope that you will because think about everything that is at stake in this election greater north carolina. the very mean-spirited wrongheaded decision by a legislature and governor to pass & house bill to has hurt
this state, but more than that it has hurt people. it has sent a message to so many people that, you are not really wanted, you are not really part of us. i think the american dream is big enough for everyone. [cheers and applause] >> the other thing that your governor and legislature did was everything they could to make voting harder for people. now, they were pretty blatant about it. make it harder for people of color. make it harder for the elderly and make it harder for the young now, some of that has been rolled back, thankfully, because it was so wrong and i would
argue unconstitutional. but, the best way to show, hey, a democracy like ours we can have the most vigorous vibrant today it's that's what it's about. but, we want everyone to exercise his or her right to vote. about the way we are supposed to be making decisions. it restores our democracy. if a some groups of people try to prevent other people from be able to do that. i have won elections and i have lost elections, so i know what the differences. but, i will say this, i believe in what our founders established for us. govern ourselves, to continue to widen the circle of opportunity
and that includes opportunity to be heard, to express yourself, your voice and your vote in the best way to reaffirm our commitment to that fundamental bedrock american value is to show up and vote and demonstrate the importance of your vote. i believe that we may have a record setting turnout in this election. [cheers and applause] >> some folks who follow this are saying we could have the biggest turnout we have ever had now, that kind of makes sense because you could not have two more different visions about where we want our country to go in the future. and who we are fighting for, but early information is actually quite encouraging.
we are seeing spikes in early voting and we are seeing voting rates among african-americans, latinos and young people going up. and for the first time, the estimate is that young people could represent 25% of the votes now, i would love to see that. obviously, i hope the people vote for me, but i would love to see that because every election is about the future and honestly, it's more about the future of young people and children than it's ever been because of the different-- difference in the approaches and experiences of me and my opponent. now, last night i got a chance--
[cheers and applause] >> i got a chance to say a few things about what i want to do if i'm so fortunate enough to be elected as your president and, you know, i do have this old-fashioned idea that if i'm asking for your vote i should tell you what i want to do. [cheers and applause] >> and i also have to convey my excitement about what we can do together. you see, i really think the central question in this election is what kind of country we want to be and what kind of future we want to build for our children and our grandchildren. i think about that a lot. in part, because i started out working for the children defense fund.
it's always been my passion about what we can do to help more kids live up to their god-given potential. during this campaign people asked me, how did you get interested in that and the simple answer is, my mother had such a neglected childhood. she was basically abandoned by her parents, had to live with grandparents are did not want her and by the age of 14 she was out on her own working in a home , babysitting, keeping house. she was basically a made and when i think about my mother's own life and how she told me when i was old enough to understand how different her life was now no one that she created for me and my brother, she would say she was so often
saved by the kindness of other people. you know, we overlook the importance of just how we treat each other. the respect we show, the kindness, and the love that we show and i'm well aware that it's not something you put necessarily my campaign website, but i been talking about it because i think we have got to reassert our fundamental connection to each other. you know, when my mother was in first grade she never had any food. and her first grade teacher noticed that in those days they just brought food, little bag of food and went to in and eat it and my mother never had any food. that first grade teacher noticed
that and began to bring extra food, but without embarrassing her. she would say, dorothy, i brought to too much food. would you like this sandwich? would you like this and it wasn't until she herself was much older that my mother realized that the teacher fed her for that school year. something she did not have to do, but her love for her students, recognition of a child who wasn't a well taken care of meant that she stepped in and then when my mother worked as a maid she really wanted to go to high school. started working right before she would have been in high school because she had to get out of her grandparents home and the woman she worked for realized how much my mother wanted to go to high school. so, she said to her, you get up
early it sounds like christine getting up so early. if you get up early and you get your chores done you can go to high school. that's what my mother did for four years. she got up early and she literally had to run, run to get to high school. it sounds harsh, but not for my mom. she thought it was such a great gift of kindness that this woman gave her a place to live, gave her food to eat, gave her the chance to go to high school. so, when i talk about us begin stronger together, i'm not just talking about what our government needs to do. i'm talking about what each of us can do to contribute. we do need to make sure-- [applause]. >> we need to make sure our economy does work for everyone,
not just those at the top and that means we have to make investments in more good jobs, infrastructure jobs, advanced manufacturing jobs, technology and innovation, clean renewable energy jobs and we have to do more to help small businesses because that's where most of the new jobs will come from. as i said last night, my dad was a small businessman. when he got out of the navy after world war ii he started this small business printing drapery fabric and he had a print plan in chicago. it too was a dark room. there was no natural light. too long tables. he spread .-dot fabric on the table and then he would take silkscreen if you have ever seen one and he would start at one and and put it down and pour the painting and take the squeegee and lifted up and go all the way down to the end of one table and he would start on the other table and he would do that until
he got the job done. i would help him out from time to time. so, i knew how hard he worked. but, he was so proud that he could give us a good middle-class life because his dad was a factory worker. so, he was able to do what we wanted to see in america, keep going, keep reaching, move as high as your hard work and ambition will take you. so, want us to have an economy that works for everyone, to grow the economy, to create more jobs, but i also want a fairer economy. [cheers and applause] >> when you work hard, you should not be still in poverty at the end of the year, but if you are a minimum-wage worker, if you work full-time minimum-wage, you will make $15000 a year.
two thirds of minimum-wage workers are women, most of them with families to support. and i have talked to a lot of these women, sometimes i will be at a café or sometimes i will be in a store and i will just start talking to them and they will tell me-- you know, it's one of the most humbling experiences about being out there talking to people is that if you are open to it folks will tell you what's on their mind and their heart. so, i have met to women who are working to full-time minimum-wage jobs to make enough to be able to support their kids , so we need to rage-- praise the national minimum-wage and we need to guarantee finally equal pay for women's work.
[applause]. speak-- >> because, number one it's fair and if your mother, your wife, your sister or your daughter is working, don't you want to see her paid what she should be paid for the work she does? [applause]. >> of the other thing i want to do is make sure that more companies offer profit-sharing to their employees who help make the profits in the first place. >> it makes no sense to me that sharing in profits would only go to the top executives. i want more people in more jobs to realize the benefit of their hard work and last night at the debate one of my guest was marked cuban.
mark cuban who is a real billionaire, by the way, he has used profit-sharing from his very first successful business and he not only used it while the business was going, but when the business was sold he share the profits from the sale and made 300 of his employees millionaires overnight. [applause]. >> now, that's the kind of beat it-- business leadership i went to hold up because what we have seen from my opponent is someone whose own campaign manager has said, builds a lot of businesses on the backs of the little guy, stiffing people, dishwashers,
painters, plumbers, architects, marble installers, drapery installers across america. some of them have, forward. you could go to our website and see their stories. it's heartbreaking and as i said last night i'm really glad my dad never had a contract with the donald trump when he was running his small business. in addition, to making the economy fare we have to make it work better for working families who are trying to balance family and work. you know, it's really hard out there; isn't it? listening to christine's a story getting up at 4:00 a.m., studying, getting kids up at 7:00 a.m., going to work, going to school, going to another job, that's not an uncommon story. we have made it hard for a lot of people. here's what i think we need to
do and it's not a luxury, it's a necessity because i want more families to be able to go as far as their hard work will take them and i have heard some stories of people telling me about the difficult choices they face in the stress they are under. so, let's finally as every other advanced economy has already done this, let's had paid family leave, so when you are sick or your spouse or your child is a sick or you have a newborn you can take care of your loved ones and let's have earned sick days, so you don't lose your job because you are sick of you go to work because you are sick. and let's finally have affordable and child care, which him lots of states cost as much or more than in the state college tuition.
i don't think any family should ever have to pay more than 10% of your income for child care and we will fix that, so that will become the norm. then, let's make sure that every educational opportunity is available without sending you into debt and breaking your budget. now, tomorrow in new hampshire, bernie sanders and i are going to talk about the college plan for debt-free college at public universities that he and i have worked on since the end of our primary. [applause]. >> i want every family in north carolina, to no help is on the way and we are also going to work so that you can refinance the debts you already have at
much lower rates and get it paid off in lot sooner. now, how are we going to do that we are going to go where the money is and the money is at the top. we are going to go after millionaires, billionaires and corporations. we are going to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires and close corporate loopholes and i believe that we can get that done, in part because you will send deborah ross to the senate so we will have another democratic senator. [applause]. >> also because our government needs to start working for everyone again. not just those who have lobbyists and lawyers and influence, that has not worked out so well. we have got to get back to the first principle, our job is to give them the maximum opportunities to the maximum
number of americans and to especially focus on people who are working their way out of poverty and people in the middle class who want to go as far as they can go. lets be a government for the struggling, thus driving and at the sick. so, i'm excited about what we can do. i really am and i'm going to leave it to that fact checkers to go through all of donald trump's claims. there was a lot of work for fact checkers last night. but, here's a couple of things that, attention. he actually bragged about gaming the system to get out of paying his fair share of taxes. in fact, i think, there's a strong probability he hasn't
paid federal taxes in lots of years and this is a man who goes aroundcalling our military a disaster. who goes around criticizing every institution from healthcare to education, our veterans and he probably hasn't paid a penny to support our troops were veterans or our schools or our healthcare system. [applause]. >> and when i confronted him with the reasons why he won't release his tax returns and i got to that point where i said maybe he has paid zero, he said that makes him smart. now, if not pain taxes makes him smart, what does that make all of the rest of us? you know, i have to tell you,
bill and i have been blessed. we did not come from millionaire families. my husband's father-- biological father died before he was born. his mother went to nursing school in order to support him. they struggled. they worked hard. in america, gave him the chance to get a good education, pursue his dreams and end up being president. my dad, as i told you, work hard so, bill and i have it released all our tax returns going back 40 years. [applause]. >> and if you look you will see that, you know, we paid the highest marginal rate. we tried to give it 10% to charity because we believe in
this country and we believe with the blessings that we have been given we should do our part. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> you know, the other thing he admitted last night was that he actually rooted for the housing crisis to happen. i don't think i would make a big bragging point out of that. but, he seemed to feel like, hey, this shows you how smart i am. he basically said, ya, if the housing market crashes i can go in and buy stuff and make more money. i got to tell you, what kind of