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On the eve of the second presidential debate, John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine, talks about the presidential race and the Clintons' role in politics today. Plus: 30 issues in 30 days looks at the country’s divide on immigration policy; the growing epidemic of concussions in kids sports; and a call-in to participate in a mock presidential debate.
On today’s show, New York magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson talks about whether architecture in NY has improved—or gotten worse—during the Bloomberg years. We’ll help DCTV celebrate 40 years of filmmaking! Sherman Alexie talks about his latest collection of new and selected stories, called Blasphemy. Sisters Daisy and Hallie Foote talk about their new play “Him.” Plus, Nancy Mullane tells the stories of five convicted murderers sentenced to life in prison and their struggle for redemption and another chance.
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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Jack Black, superstar clown, rocks out live and sings a cappella in our studio. Diana Krall tells Kurt Andersen how she pulled 78 rpm records out of the closet at random to find material for her new album. Rocky and Bullwinkle make the Cold War kid-friendly. And an art dealer ...
Today on Soundcheck, comedian Dave Hill is introduced to the bands performing at the Soundcheck CMJ showcase: The Luyas, Debo Band and MNDR.
Then, the latest installment of One For The Aliens, One For The Sun. This time, a look at which songs by Neil Young should be celebrated and which should be long forgotten.
And soul and blues singer Shemekia Copeland performs songs from her latest album 33 1/3 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.
There’s a new collaborative album of music by Michael Harrison for cellist Maya Beiser, called “Time Loops,” and for this New Sounds, the innovative cellist joins us in the studio to present selections from the record. “Michael’s music is perfect for our times,” states Maya Beiser. “It’s architectural and precise, yet exhilarating and beautiful. It draws on music from ancient Greece and the Renaissance, Indian ragas and minimalism.” That, and more.