Jad Abumrad appears in the following:
Friday, March 21, 2008
Hello everyone. Jad here. I wanna tell you real quick about my experience hallucinating the sound of bees. And Fleetwood Mac.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Just wanted to let you know: Robert and I were interviewed for The Sound of Young America, a great public radio show hosted by Jesse Thorne. He's got a good radio voice, that one. And he uses that radio voice to ask insightful radio questions.
Thursday, March 18, 2004
New York, NY —The first of the Metropolitan Opera's Ring cycles begins this Saturday. WNYC's Jad Abrumrad explores why Wagner's masterpiece continues to fascinate. You can join Jad Abrumrad and listen to WNYC's one hour special --The Ring and I.
Saturday, January 10, 2004
Painter Bob Ross died nine years ago. But many people don't realize this, because his 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting continue to air worldwide. Jad Abumrad discovered that Ross's legacy of art-teaching has extended way beyond those television shows and into places like the back of ...
Saturday, July 26, 2003
Painter Bob Ross died eight years ago. But many people don't realize this, because his 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting continue to air worldwide. Jad Abumrad discovered that Ross's legacy of art-teaching has extended way beyond those television shows and into places like the back of ...
Saturday, March 16, 2002
The mystery novelist Laurie King picks up the Sherlock Holmes story where Arthur Conan Doyle left off. In The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, King pairs the famed detective with a sharp young female partner and raises skepticism about Holmes' superhuman genius.
Saturday, January 26, 2002
The internet is perpetually throbbing with new data and images and ideas in endless new permutations. Artists Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin are trying to see and hear what all that adds up to.
Saturday, December 22, 2001
The bushy, televised oil painting guru continues to change people's lives — despite the fact that he's dead.
Saturday, October 27, 2001
Poets Mary Jo Salter and Brad Leithauser visit the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MOCA) to take a look at a new exhibit, Game Show. Its galleries are filled with artwork about games — from giant jigsaw puzzles and marbles, to stacks of Nintendo.
Saturday, October 20, 2001
The hard-rockin' hair bands of the 1980s are back: a decade and a half after the seeming death of heavy metal music, fans revisit the charms of Quiet Riot and Poison.
Sunday, September 09, 2001
Fear not, sprightly authors! The Next Big Thing caption contest returneth! Perchance could it be you merrily gracing our airwaves and sporting a cap of the highest regard? All right, all right. Enough with the English mockery. The REAL next big thing is drummer Susie Ibarra, who - no foolinâ€™ ...
Sunday, August 19, 2001
Mayor LaGuardia to the City of New York: Itâ€™s summertime; the windows are open. Keep it down out there. The Next Big Thing this week is noise -- the hum of the city thatâ€™s more than a hum. Itâ€™s the noises inside our heads; itâ€™s the sound a man makes ...
Sunday, August 12, 2001
The Next Big Thing is like being on a tour bus through the voices of New York. It's what it's like back stage at the Amato Operaâ€¦ which isn't all that far from the back row. It's how we think of death in the idyll of Green-Wood Cemetery. It's the ...
Sunday, August 05, 2001
The Next Big Thing is mating. We've got weddings and whatever that means. We've got Russ & Daughters customers looking for a nice Jewish boy. We've got a woman in the bar you're glad you didn't meet. We've got laughing, too, which may not be about mating, but it IS ...
Sunday, July 01, 2001
The Next Big Thing is jazz pianist Ethan Iverson. He'll be playing three jazz etudes that were commissioned by our show. Also â€¦ we've got poetry. And not just stuff that'll make you feel good. Weâ€™re talking about verse that's meant to hurt. And worse.
Whatâ€™s the ...
Sunday, June 24, 2001
Now when you think summer solstice, you might think: St. John the Divine. So this week weâ€™re heading up there to hang out with the organist. And hereâ€™s a warning: Sheâ€™s not your typical organist. Speaking of summer, shouldnâ€™t you be packing for camp? One of our favorites, Sarah Thyre, ...
Sunday, May 13, 2001
The Next Big Thing is the sound and fury of our noise-polluted city. And even if you think thereâ€™s nothing you can do about it, weâ€™ll at least think about how you might. But before you get down on the thump-thump SUVs cruising the neighborhood, meet Kenny Muhammad, a one-man ...
Sunday, May 06, 2001
You know, if youâ€™ve already been the next big thing and itâ€™s been awhile, after a moratorium, you CAN become the next big thing again. With that in mind, you may be asking: Whereâ€™s Suzanne Vega? The answer is: Sheâ€™s right here. Also, fire up the laptop. Weâ€™re back with ...
Sunday, April 08, 2001
April is the cruelest month â€¦ and that's because we've set a perilous challenge for ourselves: American Sign Language poetry -- on the radio. We've got a story about the healing powers of cake. That's always good, right? Also: It's time again for our contest, Five Sounds in Search of ...
Sunday, March 25, 2001
The Next Big Thing is news that's not exactly news. It's a fall from the sky. It's the music and stories coming from Keba Cissoko's kora. It's an old-fashioned movie pianist named Abe. And, for pete's sake, let's not forget Mama.
What's the next big thing?