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Follow live coverage of the inauguration ceremony in Washington DC and hear the President’s address. Columnist Clarence Page offers his view from the national mall; Jodi Kantor of The New York Times talks about the President’s agenda; and historian Kenneth C. Davis talks about second term inaugurations throughout history. Plus: hear excerpts from Sunday’s Martin Luther King Jr. event at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
The Leonard Lopate Show presents a presidential inauguration special. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and MSNBC discusses President Obama’s speech. Then Frank Rich, Todd Purdum, and Joan Walsh look at some of the key challenges facing the president's second term.
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, we talk about telling stories in science through words and pictures. The new book The Where, the Why, and the How pairs explanations of scientific mysteries with playful, intriguing illustrations by 75 artists. Kurt Andersen speaks with one of the book’s editors, and gives our listeners a new ...
In this episode: Over the course of her career the singer Nina Simone left audiences with many different impressions – from relatable to distant. But her contributions to music, and to the struggle for civil rights, are indisputable. We look back at the cultural and political icon.
Plus: a fired-up performance by the Dallas-based gospel-funk group The Relatives.
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 brings musical accompaniment for drama in the form of the Portico Quartet, a young instrumental band, who play mostly acoustic music using wind instruments, bass and percussion, including a 21st century instrument called the hang. (The hang is a dimpled dome-shaped, tuned metal percussion instrument that sounds like a cross between the steel drum and the mbira (thumb piano) and looks like two woks welded together.)