Performance Review

4 segments
We start off our show with three prominent biographers discussing how robber barons Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, and Andrew Mellon made their fortunes--and how we can apply lessons of business and philanthropy to today's economy. Then, Kent Tritle on the challenges of conducting Handel’s Messiah with three different choruses. Also, Dan Messe and Steve Curtis from the Brooklyn-based band Hem talk about their newest album, "Twelfth Night." And WNYC political reporter Bob Hennelly, gives us a behind-the-scenes account of a day in the life of New York Governor David Paterson.

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