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Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin discuss what’s happening in New York City politics. Plus: Molly Ball of The Atlantic looks at the politics behind the Obamacare rollout and more national news; freelance journalist Will James explains why a breach on Fire Island caused by Superstorm Sandy has had an unexpectedly positive environmental consequence; author and Wall Street Journal writer Gregory Zuckerman discusses his new book, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters; and we open the phones to hear where you’ve seen the new green outer borough taxis.
Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit looks at Israel's past and present dilemmas. Globe-trotting photographer Jimmy Nelson talks about capturing the ways of life, art, and traditions of tribal cultures around the world. And Daniel Menaker talks about his career at The New Yorker, where he began as a fact-checker and later became an editor at the beloved magazine. Caryl Stern, the president and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF talks about what she’s learned from children around the world.
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In this episode: Ann Patchett, the author of books like Bel Canto, State Of Wonder, and the new essay collection This Is the Story Of A Happy Marriage, shares three favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's Pick Three series.
Rookie Magazine music editor Jessica Hopper talks about her recent piece for Buzzfeed -- “How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock” -- about the rise of ad dollars in independent music.
And the Juice Vocal Ensemble -- a small English choir that sings contemporary works including juicy (or Juice-y) arrangements of Guns N Roses, Mariah Carey, Kraftwerk and more -- performs in the Soundcheck studio.
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Listen to the insistent rhythms and repetitions of acoustic instruments on this New Sounds, with. Hear solo music from Kris Davis- her “Saturn Return.” Its organized lines of prepared piano evoke John Cage at first, and build into a refined assembly line. Then, listen to music by the American composer based in Berlin, Arnold Dreyblatt, and his intentionally mechanistic, “Resonant Relations,” which has clouds of overtones. Also, there’s music with a hint of jazz from both Switzerland’s Nik Bartsch, and a New York outfit, Bizingas, led by trombonist/pianist Bryan Drye. Plus, music for player pianos by Colin Nancarrow, arranged for the six musicians of the Bang on a Can All-Stars by Evan Ziporyn.