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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Find out how Rupert Murdoch’s $70 billion media kingdom shapes the news we get every day. Plus: conversations with conductor Carlo Ponti Jr. and singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield, and then we look into how listening to jazz can be a collaborative experience.

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Guests:

Juliana Hatfield and Carlo Ponti Jr.

The Man Who Owns the News

Find out how far-reaching Rupert Murdoch’s $70 billion media kingdom is, and how it shapes the news we get every day. Michael Wolff is author of The Man Who Owns the News.

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Michael Wolff will give a talk
Wed. Jan. 14 at 12 ...

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Leaving the Family Business

Conductor Carlo Ponti, Jr. talks about how he got away from the family business (his mother is Sophia Loren and his father is producer Carlo Ponti) and chose a career in music instead. His debut album with the Russian National Orchestra, "Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition," is being ...

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Juliana Hatfield Grows Up

Singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield performs live on the show. She became an alterna-rock star in the early 1990s after she left the Blake Babies to launch her solo career. She looks back at the ups and downs of her 20-year career in a new memoir, When I Grow ...

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The Jazz Ear

We look into how listening to jazz music can be a collaborative experience. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff is author of The Jazz Ear, which profiles many jazz greats including composer Maria Schneider.

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Ben Ratliff will be interviewing Gal Costa & Cassandra ...

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