Rick Karr appears in the following:
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Gary Lucas, known for playing with the late Captain Beefheart and as the late Jeff Buckley's songwriting partner, built reputation with film music. His latest is for an early Orson Welles comedy.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Reed's widow, Laurie Anderson, is donating his personal archive to the New York Public Library on the occasion of what would have been his 75th birthday.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
The Vilcek Prize recognizes immigrant artists who make a contribution to U.S. culture through their art. This year's winner, Jamaican sculptor Nari Ward, received $100,000.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
A few years ago, composer and trombonist Jacob Garchik started noticing that a lot of older apartment buildings near his house in Brooklyn have medieval architectural details. "This building is a really good example," he says, pointing out a six-story brick box in the Flatbush neighborhood. Between the first and ...
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Some musicians argue that instruments have souls. Guitarist Richard Bishop says he felt a relationship forming the moment he saw a mysterious acoustic guitar in a secondhand store in Switzerland. He's known for playing electric guitar in the improvisational rock trio Sun City Girls, but something told Bishop the acoustic ...
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Karen Haglof made her name as a guitarist on the ultra-competitive New York no-wave scene of the 1980s. Then she stopped playing and launched a career in medicine. Now she's back with a solo album.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to auction off more broadcast spectrum and that has the folks who use wireless microphones very worried.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
A report issued yesterday by the FCC says that most of the connections sold to Americans as "broadband" are actually too slow to qualify for the name. Rick Karr is a correspondent for PBS's "Need to Know." He speaks with us about why American broadband connections are lagging so badly behind those found in the rest of the world.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Last week, President Obama announced an ambitious goal to build a high-speed passenger rail line in ten regions across the country. But even if President Obama’s plans for passenger r...
Monday, March 09, 2009
Transit systems around the country are facing higher fares, service cuts and layoffs; with little help from government agencies. Some are facing increased stress because of what once ...
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Will fixing Wall Street really help Main Street? David Korten is suggesting that instead of bailout after bailout we should completely re-imagine our economy. He is the author of Agen...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Despite the eight billion dollars the stimulus will pump into the nation’s transit infrastructure, local transportation agencies around the nation are in for a potentially devastating...