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The Middle East is in turmoil. Hear analysis about the situations in Gaza, Egypt, Syria and throughout the region from Leila Hilal of the New America Foundation. Plus: diplomacy in China; your topical college essays; additional food assistance for Sandy victims; and the phones will be open for you to tell us what you’re buying online that you never thought you would.
On today’s show: National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon looks into how parents learn to cope with unique children. John Glassie talks about about the life of Athanasius Kircher, an unconventional 17th century priest-scientist who was seen as either a great genius or a colossal crackpot—or both. We’ll examine the underground rock and roll scene in China. Plus, historian David Nasaw tells about the life of Joseph P. Kennedy.
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.
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Today on Soundcheck, we kick off our end of year music coverage with our 2012 Music Survey. Then Jonathan Clyde of Apple Corps tells us why The Beatles' film flop Magical Mystery Tour is worth revisiting. And Corb Lund plays in the studio.
Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.
Hear new music for trumpet from a collaboration by Volker Goetze & Ablaye Cissoko for trumpet and kora featuring their tribute to “Haiti” on this New Sounds show. Also, listen to works by Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, and by the American trumpet manipulator Jon Hassell. Plus, hear one of the stranger works written for trumpet by La Monte Young from a concert recording made by WNYC in 1993, the "Melodic Version of the Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China." That, and more.