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Quiz: Classical Music in This Winter's Movies

Sunday, March 01, 2015

How much were you paying attention to classical music in this year's crop of award-nominated films? Test your knowledge in our post-Awards Season quiz.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian's Six Best Political Moments at the Oscars

Monday, February 23, 2015

It was a political night at the Oscars. We'll take your calls on fitting in, "Selma" and the whiteness of the Academy, equal pay and anything else that resonated with you. 

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Studio 360

The Neil Patrick Harris Oscars: A Big Night for the Underdogs

Monday, February 23, 2015

"Birdman" won best picture, Patricia Arquette won best supporting actress, and Neil Patrick Harris didn't totally disappoint in his first shot at hosting the Academy Awards. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

2015 Oscar Winners on The Leonard Lopate Show

Monday, February 23, 2015

Listen to Leonard's discussion with some of the 2015 Oscar winners! 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Grand Jury Changes; Music Critic Christgau; Politics Roundup

Monday, February 23, 2015

Grand jury reform; taking stock of Rudy Giuliani's comments that the president doesn't love America; Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau; political moments at the Oscars.

WQXR Blog

Alexandre Desplat Wins Oscar for Best Original Score with 'Budapest'

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Alexandre Desplat won his first Academy Award after eight nominations, taking home the Best Original Score trophy for “The Grand Budapest Hotel."
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Bonus: Interviews with the Filmmakers Behind Five Oscar-Nominated Docs

Friday, February 20, 2015

Here are our interviews with the filmmakers behind each of the five feature documentaries nominated for an Academy Award this year. Catch up ahead of Sunday's ceremony!
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The Takeaway

Best Picture Preview: 'Selma'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

All this week, in the lead up to the Oscars, The Takeaway is taking a closer look at some of the films that are nominated for best picture. Today: "Selma." 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Docs: The Salt of the Earth

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Our series of conversations with the directors of the five Oscar-nominated documentaries continues with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, the co-director of "The Salt of the Earth."

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The Takeaway

Best Picture Preview: 'The Imitation Game'

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

All week in the lead up to the Oscars, we're taking a closer look at some of the films nominated for Best Picture. Today, we speak with the writer and director of "The Imitation Game."

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The Takeaway

Best Picture Preview: 'The Theory of Everything'

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

All week in the lead up to the Oscars, we're taking a closer look at some of the films that are nominated for best picture. Today: "The Theory of Everything," with director James Marsh.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: A Movie Date Special

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Three of this year's Oscar-nominated directors drop by for some exclusive interviews. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Docs: Citizenfour

Friday, February 13, 2015

Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker and director of Citizenfour, was contacted by Edward Snowden when he chose to leak classified information about the surveillance excesses of the NSA.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Docs: Virunga

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Our series with the filmmakers behind this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries begins with a look at "Virunga," about Virunga National Park in the Congo. 

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Spinning on Air

Alexandre Desplat Discusses His Two 2015 Oscar-Nominated Scores

Sunday, February 08, 2015

French composer Alexandre Desplat joins David Garland to present his two Oscar contenders in this year's Best Score category, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Al Pacino is a Depressed Shakespearean Stage Actor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Or at least he plays one in his latest film, an adaption of a Philip Roth novel. Guest host Joy Behar talks to the man behind Michael Corleone and numerous iconic movie roles.

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WQXR Blog

Biopics Dominate Best Original Score Category

Friday, January 16, 2015

A couple of new nominees join two veteran of the Academy Award’s Best Original Score category that favored biopics this year.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Best Movie You Saw This Year

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Academy Awards nominations came out this morning. But whatever. We want your own nominations. What's your favorite movie that came out this year?

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The Takeaway

2015 Oscars: The Nods, Surprises & Snubs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Academy announced their nominations for the 2015 Oscars today. Kirsten Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, walks us through the nods, the surprises, and the snubs.

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WQXR Blog

Documentary Short on Oldest Holocaust Survivor, Pianist Wins Oscar

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Lady in Number 6," a film portrait of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest classical pianist and Holocaust survivor, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.

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