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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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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Robber Barons

We’ll have a panel discussion on the robber-barons of yesteryear. We’ll speak with T. J. Stiles, author of the First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,David Nasaw, author of Andrew Carnegie, and David Cannadine, author of Mellon: An American Life about how ...

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Kent Tritle and the "Messiah"

Conductor Kent Tritle is central to many New Yorkers’ Messiah experience. In December, he’s conducting a total of three performances of Handel’s Messiah: with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall, with Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall, and playing the organ with the Philharmonic ...

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Twelfth Night

Dan Messe (piano, glockenspiel, celeste, harmony vocals) and Steve Curtis (guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals), members of the Brooklyn-based band Hem, talk about their newest album, "Twelfth Night," featuring music from the Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night."

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Governor David Paterson

WNYC's political reporter Bob Hennelly, discusses New York Governor David Paterson. He gives a behind-the-scenes account of how Gov. Patterson’s administration functions, and looks into his accomplishments and his battles, and how effective he’s been in leading the state.

Listen to Bob Hennelley's report "A Day in the Life ...

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Leonard's Questions: Kent Tritle

Kent Tritle talks about what he's listening to and more after his appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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