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Smithsonian Night: Are Americans Risk-Takers?

• October 20
• 7 p.m.
• Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
• Museum (605) 773-3458
• No charge

Do Americans really possess a propensity for risk—and if so, what explains it, and how does it differ from that of other nations? Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill, Adventure Divas host Holly Morris, and Megan McArdle, author of “The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success,” discuss risk and the American way. The moderator for the program is Jack Hitt, author of “Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character.”