Congressman Tom Cole

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Paul Kantner, Co-Founder Of Jefferson Airplane, Dies At 74

Friday, January 29, 2016

Paul Kantner co-founded the band Jefferson Airplane with Marty Balin in 1965. When that band broke up, he founded Jefferson Starship and led the band for more than 40 years. Kantner died in his native San Francisco Thursday after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. He was 74 years old.


For John Scofield, Everything Old Is New Again — Even The Hard Parts

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The jazz guitarist has a new record out with an old quartet, playing music that deals, in part, with the death of Scofield's son.


Songs We Love: Janet Feder, 'Happy Everyday, You'

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Prepared" guitar virtuoso explains the process behind a composition that is also a gift to her listeners.


Cultural Capital: 50 Years Of Investment In U.S. Arts And Humanities

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, two federal grant-making agencies aimed at investing in American culture, turn 50 on Tuesday.


Songs We Love: John Scofield, 'Mr. Puffy'

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jazz guitarist returns to the sound of his straight-ahead quartet with Joe Lovano, on tunes documenting his son's battle with cancer.


B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

Friday, May 15, 2015

The great bluesman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured relentlessly his whole life, wringing peerless emotion out of every note he played.


Remembering Pat Dowell, Longtime Film Reporter For NPR

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dowell filed as a freelancer for the network for close to 30 years. She was interested in serious films — films that told stories worth hearing — and she was dedicated to telling them.


Remembering Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett's Pianist

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The longtime piano accompanist and musical director accidentally broke the hit "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." But he was also the driving force behind the style Bennett is best known for.


Influential Guitarist John Renbourn, Co-Founder Of Pentagle, Dies

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He died this week at his home in Scotland; he was 70.


In A Few Fateful Years, One Record Label Blew Open The Blues

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Music was an afterthought for Paramount Records, a short-lived label founded by a furniture company. But in its final years, it gave vital exposure to the artists who would come to define Delta blues.


Today's Highlights | February 13, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Also on Today's Show: The winter storm system that shut down much of South and mid-Atlantic yesterday is now taking its toll on the Northeast. The challenge from this storm has come i...

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Exploring The Road to U.S. Action in Syria

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Obama Administration has decided that the U.S. must take military action in Syria, though not before seeking congressional approval. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the next steps...

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Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died

Friday, June 14, 2013

Though mainly a jazz player, wrote the surf guitar anthem "Walk, Don't Run," which became a Top 10 hit for The Ventures on two occasions.

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Congressman Tom Cole on Oklahoma's Recovery

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

When it comes to bad weather, Oklahoma is all too familiar with disaster. Last week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was the 74th presidential disaster declared in the state in the past ...

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Richie Havens, Folk Singer Who Opened Woodstock, Has Died

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Richie Havens had a long career as a musician, but he's still most famous for one set he played to hundreds of thousands in New York in 1969.


Why the Violence Against Women Act Divided the House G.O.P.

Friday, March 01, 2013

After months of stalling on Capitol Hill the House has passed the Violence Against Women Act. President Obama has said he will sign it. Tom Cole is a Republican Congressman and a memb...

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