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As the country celebrates civil rights icon Rosa Parks' 100th birthday, Brooklyn College professor Jeanne Theoharis explains why people often get her role in history wrong. Plus: a conversation on how redistricting and changing demographics will affect New York's city council elections; and CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the latest news out of Washington.
Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne explains that our politicians can’t agree on where we’re going as a country, because they can’t agree on where we’ve been. We take a look at the earliest mavericks of Silicon Valley. Teddy Wayne talks about his latest novel, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine. And we’ll look at school desegregation—and why a group of African Americans challenged the policy in a 2007 Supreme Court case.
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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This week in Studio 360, the class struggle comes home. In The Outsiders, tough kids from the wrong side of the tracks go toe to toe with entitled jerks wearing Madras shirts. A railroad worker martyrs himself to save his job in “The Ballad of John Henry.” We’ll hear about ...
In This Episode: Last week, a horrific nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria brought international attention to the country’s music industry. We hear from two journalists who recently brought a more positive story to light, several hundred miles northeast in Sao Paulo’s thriving independent music scene. They’ll share what they’ve found.
Plus, Concert flutist Mimi Stillman joins us to play flute music from around the world, including Brazil; and give her take on flute-loving groups like Jethro Tull and Polyphonic Spree.
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.
At the junction of art and pop songs lies tonight's New Sounds program. Listen to a song by Clogs, featuring guest vocalists Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden. Also, listen to music from Sarah Kirkland Snider from her gorgeous work, "Penelope," with vocals again by Shara Worden. There's music from How To Destroy Angels, which is Reznor's latest collaboration with Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan, along with his singer wife Mariqueen Maandig. Hear innovative songstress Katie Mullins, as she crafts melodies around the African thumb piano, the mbira. Plus, songs from David Sylvian, Evelyn Glennie featuring Bjork, and Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.