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This week, it will be three months since Sandy hit. WNYC’s Janet Babin will check in as she travels from Cape May to Montauk to assess the situation along the coast. Plus: a conversation about whether to rebuild after Sandy; Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes on post-Newtown recovery and FEMA aid from Sandy; the president of J Street discusses his endorsement of Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary; and your calls on how to improve Times Square for New Yorkers.
Peter Georgescu talks growing up in a Romanian labor camp and then becoming CEO of Young & Rubicam, and his thoughts on the human capacity for good and evil. Dror Moreh, director of “The Gatekeepers,” discusses his documentary about Israel’s Secret Service and how politics and diplomacy have affected national security there. We’ll find out why high school really may be just as brutal—and formative—as you think. And Baohaus chef and co-owner Eddie Huang, one of the food world’s more colorful new stars, explains how he molded his own identity—and talks about the food he ate along the way.
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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Thirty years ago, Sue Grafton started a series of novels named for the alphabet (most recently, V is for Vengeance). She’s working on W, with three to go — then, “a long nap.” Netflix ushered in a new era of TV binge viewing, and now it’s producing an ambitious new ...
Bestselling Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin is behind the much-loved series starring Detective Inspector Rebus. Tonight, Rankin talks about music on and off the page.
Plus, we revisit a session with the delightful British soul singer Lianne La Havas. She stops by our studio to dish about older men and her time spent in NYC – and to play live.
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.
For this guitar-centric New Sounds, listen to music from Robert Fripp and his League of Crafty Guitarists, along with something from the French guitar trio, Philharmonie. We’ll listen to an electric guitar work from Philharmonie, “The Elephant Bell-Ringers.” Also, hear Steve Reich’s entire three-movement “Electric Counterpoint,” as performed by Pat Metheny on tape.