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Jim Lehrer of PBS reflects on his history as debate host and shares his thoughts on this year’s first presidential debate. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days kicks off big government week by exploring big housing with former Fannie Mae vice president Edward Pinto and Janneke Ratcliffe from the Center for American Progress; and coming to terms with a personal legacy of slavery.
Nate Silver looks at what makes some predictions accurate while others fail. Sociologist Vivian Louie on how Latino immigrants are adapting to American schools, jobs, and culture. John Banville discusses his latest novel, Ancient Light. And the former President of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe Velez, talks about leading the country’s transformation from what some called a “failed state” to a stable, modern democracy.
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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What exactly is steampunk? We’ll meet some musicians who are making the dusty Victorian era new all over again. Kurt Andersen finds out why the presidential campaign ads have lost their edge. Mark Helprin (Winter’s Tale) reveals that his new novel — a story of war, romance, and gangsters — ...
In 1977, NASA's Voyager project launched a "Golden Record" into space. Tonight on Soundcheck, we hear from the woman who helped curate the album and how the project created a playlist intended for future humans, or, possibly… aliens. Plus, inspired by the Golden Record, Soundcheck introduces a game that forces you to make tough choices about songs by your favorite artists.
Then, Sierra Leone-born singer Janka Nabay brings his band the Bubu Gang to perform 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.
Influenced by Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett (without the moans), Portuguese jazz pianist and film score composer Bernardo Sassetti brings the surrealistic and ethereal to the trio setting. We’ll hear from his latest release, “Motion” on this New Sounds – maybe an arrangement of Sparklehorse , or perhaps Federico Mompou.