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USA Today's Susan Page follows updates the national politics news in post-sequester Washington. Then, former Bronx Borough President and former Democrat Adolfo Carrion, Jr. talks about his mayoral campaign; is "all natural" worth it? and New York's tech sector at SXSW.
Vanity Fair’s Marie Brenner tells how a Pakistani girl became the face of resistance against the Taliban—and the target of gunfire. Richard Hell talks about starting pivotal punk bands like Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. Jonathan Dee describes his latest novel, A Thousand Pardons. Historian Ira Katznelson argues that a small group of Southern lawmakers protected American democracy during the 1930’s, even as they safeguarded racial segregation.
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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An epidemiologist explains how life is like World of Warcraft when a deadly plague breaks out online. Rabies experts connect the dots between The Illiad, Twilight, and Louis Pasteur; plus, an apocalyptic world where children should be seen and not heard — the sound they make can be deadly.
In This Episode: Remember Napster? A new documentary called Downloaded explores the history of the controversial and now-defunct music-sharing service. It premiered at the SXSW film festival this weekend -- we’ll talk with the filmmaker/director, Alex Winter.
Plus: Guitarist and composer Matt Davis brings his ensemble, Aerial Photograph, to our studio to play works from his “City of New York, 2013” project.
And: A new online music streaming service called Focus@Will aims to help listeners stay focused as they work or study. We talk with the start-up’s founder.
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 New Sounds, listen to a number of electroacoustic works featuring strings; viola, cello, and violin. Check out violist Nadia Sirota's latest, "Baroque," with a dark, extreme piece by Paul Corley and motoric music from Missy Mazzoli. Then there's music by Steve Reich for cellist Maya Beiser, his 2003 "Cello Counterpoint." Also, hear chamber music by Anna Clyne from her record, "Blue Moth," involving a music box that plays "Sakura." Plus, cello music for Jody Redhage by Paula Matthusen, and more.