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On Friday, a whole new set of emails revealed more details in the unfolding "bridgegate" scandal. Matt Katz explains what we know and what questions still linger. Plus Maggie Haberman of POLITICO on what this says about Chris Christie's 2016 chances. And the first in a two-part series assessing Isaac Asimov's predictions about life in 2014.
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: David Dante Troutt discusses why inequality is a growing crisis in communities across the country. ESPN documentary director Nanette Burstein looks back at the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan 20 years ago. Actor, singer, dancer, and author Rita Moreno talks about her life and career, and receiving the SAG Life Achievement Award later this month. And we’ll look at the case of former cop Gilberto Valle who was convicted last March of plotting to kidnap and eat women–and issues raised when people are convicted for crimes they haven’t even committed yet.
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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Leonardo DiCaprio talks with Kurt Andersen about how much greed is good — he stars in Martin Scorsese’s new film The Wolf of Wall Street. Ben Stiller brings Walter Mitty’s daydreams to the screen in the feel-good movie of the season. And we revisit the golden age of musical theater ...
In this episode: Before the world convenes in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, we find out where exactly Sochi is -- and what kind of music scene it has. Plus, we hear samples of what’s playing in Russia today, from a young DJ’s ambient electronica to an aging pop star’s national hockey anthem. Shaybu, shaybu!
Then: Hurray For The Riff Raff is the country-folk project of Alynda Lee Segarra a former freight train-hopper who left her home in the Bronx at 17 and made her way to New Orleans. She plays a stripped down set of brand new songs with fiddler Yosi Perlstein.
And Mark Wheat of Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current joins us with a Pick Three of can’t-miss new songs.
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 program, listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of the vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. All of the movements in her suite are named after baroque dance forms, how J.S. Bach and other baroque composers might have done. Hear those forms echoed in the music of Paul Lansky, and Ralph Towner, along with lute player and composer Rolf Lislevand, and the late Englishman Jon Lord. And more.