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President Obama proposed Universal Pre-K in his State of the Union address. Motoko Rich, education reporter for The New York Times, talks about what’s known about pre-k education. Then, a panel of principals talk about education in their schools. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the latest political news; Tom Allon on his bid to become the Republican candidate for New York City mayor; how to move past grief with optimism; and a President’s Day look of the legacy of the men who lost their bid for president, and how they stayed relevant.
On today’s show: we’ll have the first insider’s account of what happened during the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans last September 11th. David Ives talks about the off-Broadway production of a group of his short plays under the title “All in the Timing,” along with Carson Elrod, who is one of its stars. Kenny Vance on his latest album, “Acapella." Plus, a look at the New York City teachers and professors who were investigated during the Red Scare in the 1950s and 60s.
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, Kurt Andersen talks with Jamaica Kincaid, and Dwight Yoakam, who traveled a couple of thousand miles from Appalachia to Los Angeles but never forgot his roots, plays a live set. Yoakam’s first album of new songs in seven years is called 3 Pears.
In honor of President's Day, Soundcheck takes a look at songs about presidents. Then author Michael Chabon gives us a playlist that inspired his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue. And we hear a stripped-down and intimate performance from the powerful electro-pop band Passion Pit, from NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts series.
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.
Electric guitarist, composer and Princeton University professor Steven Mackey returns to New Sounds for this program. His enormous and ambitious work, “Dreamhouse,” a collaboration with singer/producer/writer Rinde Eckert and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, for orchestra, electric guitars, and singers was released last year.