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Sandy hit six months ago today. We'll check in on how rebuilding is going for coastal communities in New York and New Jersey. Plus: Slate's Fred Kaplan on the decision President Obama faces on what to do about the civil war in Syria; the backlash over the consequences of the sequestration cuts; and author Susan Jacoby on the The Last Men on Top.
Reporter David Rohde talks about how the nature of war has evolved since 9/11, and why Muslim moderates are the only ones who can truly help eradicate militancy. We’ll take a look at the personal letters that writer Willa Cather never wanted to be published. Soprano Renée Fleming talks about the final concert in her Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall. Economist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on why politicians and economists are focusing on public debt instead of the economic policies the United States needs to recover.
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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We're always talking about creativity, but what do we mean? Can we find creativity, can we measure it, can we encourage it? Kurt talks with professor and author Gary Marcus (Guitar Zero) about what science tells us about creativity. A researcher shoves jazz musicians into an fMRI machine and has ...
In this episode: Veteran producer Tony Visconti recently teamed up with David Bowie to ambush the pop world with the from-out-of-nowhere album “The Next Day.” Visconti talks about the secrecy that surrounded the album. Plus, we get a peek at some of his upcoming projects.
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.
This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia. From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here. Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman. Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat. Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties. And more.