Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie appears in the following:

JFK and Self-Absorbed Baby Boomers

Friday, November 15, 2013

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and countless books, articles, television specials and made for TV movies will no doubt commemorate the event. Bob speaks with editor Nick Gillespie about how the media fascination with the fallen president has less to do with his impact on the country and more to do with the Baby Boomer generation's feeling of self-importance.

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Lessons from the Sequester and the Shutdown

Thursday, October 10, 2013

While few economists would argue that automatic spending cuts—through the sequester or the shutdown—are the best way to reduce wasteful spending, the cuts are in effect. Nick Gillespi...

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Should Government Fund Public Broadcasting?

Friday, October 05, 2012

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in Wednesday's debate that, if elected, he'd end the use of taxpayer money to support public media. Should we? In 2010, editor-in-chief Nick Gillespie told Brooke that yes, we should. On the other side, New Yorker editor Steve Coll told Bob why public radio should continue to receive some taxpayer support.  

Emiliana Torrini - Gun

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The Future of Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Earlier this month, the government of Georgia approved legislation to eliminate funding for the state's arts council. After hundreds gathered on the capitol steps to protest the decision, the funding was restored (albeit with a steep cut). Michigan, Florida and Illinois have also instituted drastic arts budget cuts in the ...

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Smackdown: Diplomacy and the Arts

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Latin pop superstar Juanes is set to perform in Havana this Sunday. And, the New York Philharmonic is considering the Cuban government's invitation to perform there later his year. Today: a Soundcheck Smackdown on the effectiveness and appropriateness of music as a diplomatic tool. Guests include cultural commentator and ...

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