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NY1 host Errol Louis discusses the de Blasio transition and what his staffing choices signal about his approach. Plus: Incoming Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer discusses the ban on electric bikes; and the movement to free from prison Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.
Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor discuss how it’s possible that the United States spends more on health care but has far worse outcomes than other countries. Then, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik talks about what’s happening to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in light of the ongoing phone hacking trial in the UK. Legendary songwriter and producer Mike Stoller talks about his wide-ranging career, writing hits like “Hound Dog,” “Charlie Brown,” and “Is That All There Is?” Jonathan Miles discusses his latest comic novel, Want Not.
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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The filmmaker Alexander Payne returns to his home state for Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte as a father and son on a fateful road trip. Kurt Andersen talks with them and scene-stealing co-star June Squibb. We’ll explore the newest-oldest trend in movies: black-and-white. And Ornette Coleman breaks the ...
Then, illustrator and musician Marcellus Hall performs live in the Soundcheck studio.
And in the latest installment of our series That Was A Hit?!?: how a song called "Disco Duck" reached the top of the charts in 1976.
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 program focuses on tunes that are hard to pin down, and always limn the boundaries between all sorts of jazz. Listen to the Artichaut Orkestra, who mix klezmer and classical into their freewheeling originals, incorporating furious accordion, a weepy clarinet, and electric guitar. Then, there’s a jazz trio from Portugal, LAMA, whose double-bassist loops his rhythmic lines, assisted by a pedal box, while the trumpet is digitally processed in real time, all aided by groovy drums.