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Movies on the Radio

And the Nominees for Best Original Score Are…

Saturday, March 01, 2014

In advance of tonight's Academy Awards, host David Garland presents music from all five Oscar-nominated scores for your consideration and enjoyment.

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The Takeaway

Inside the Oscar Nominees for Best Original Song

Friday, February 28, 2014

Our Movie Date team has given us their predictions in the big categories for Oscar night, but there's another smaller category that's getting a lot of buzz this year: The original song category. In fact, the category has never been so modern, hip, and controversial. John Schaefer, host of Soundcheck on our partner station WNYC, walks us through the nominees.

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WNYC Digital

I Watched Almost All the Oscar-Nominated Movies So You Don't Have To

Friday, February 28, 2014

And I learned a few things along the way. Like that it's possible to cry in a Jackass movie and caveman cartoons are overrated.

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The Takeaway

Meet the Real People Behind the Best Pictures: 'American Hustle'

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Our "Real People/Best Pictures" series continues as we look at "American Hustle." The film tells the story of the FBI's Abscam sting investigation, which ended with the prosecution of six U.S. representatives, a U.S. senator, and many other public officials. Gregory Wallance was a member of the Abscam prosecution team as an assistant United States attorney. He talks about what the actual case was like, and how the movie differs from the real life events. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Help Scare Kurt Andersen

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kurt Andersen, writer and host of Studio 360, talks about the show's scary movie contest, plus their Oscars bingo game for Sunday's awards ceremony.

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Soundcheck

Get To Know This Year's Best Original Song And Score Oscar Nominees

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This year's Academy Award fields for Best Original Song and Best Original Score are dominated by a who's-who in the pop and symphonic music worlds, making for a stiff competition. Soundcheck talks to Melena Ryzik, lead writer for The New York Times' Carpetbagger blog about high expectations, the underdogs, and some Oscar-season controversy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Recap: The Good, The Bad and The Quite Bad

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dana Stevens, film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, and Alan Sepinwall, TV critic for HitFix, talk with Brian Lehrer about last night's Academy Awards.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hoboken Mayor; They Might Be Giants; Oscars Recap

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer talks about how to protect the city from future disasters similar to Superstorm Sandy. Plus: Steven Dennis from Roll Call on the latest from Washington; They Might Be Giants on their 30-year music career; and a review of who won big at the Academy Awards.

Operavore

Opera at the Movies

Saturday, February 23, 2013

When emotion is more profound, more extreme, more all-consuming than movies can portray, filmmakers traditionally turn to one source: Opera. This week's episode is online for streaming.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

Friday, February 22, 2013

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen's bickering isn't restricted to the online world. Instead, it's made available to radio listeners all over the country. It's their first hour-long special for the airwaves, and it's all in honor of Hollywood's biggest night. Ladies and gentleman, "Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked." 

And yes, Rafer and Kristen are naked throughout.

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WNYC News

Movie Date: Oscar Weekend

Friday, February 22, 2013

It’s Oscar weekend, and we’ celebrate the big event with our movie date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer. They’re the hosts of WNYC’s first-ever Academy Awards special, Movie Date Presents: Oscar…Totally Naked.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Preview with Kristen and Rafer

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Oscars are here, and everyone has an opinion. The hosts of the "Movie Date" podcast, Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer culture producer for The Takeaway, preview this weekend's Academy Awards. Rafer and Kristen are also hosts of the special broadcast "Oscar: Totally Naked" -- listen to it below or download it here.

The special airs at 2 and 9 today on WNYC-FM, tomorrow at 6pm on AM820, and again on Sunday at 7pm, just before the Oscars, on WNYC-FM

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Studio 360

Oscar Trivia: Who was the model for the Oscar statue?

Friday, February 22, 2013

At the Academy Awards, the Oscar statuette is as iconic as the gowns and the red carpet. But did you know Oscar’s name isn’t Oscar? Those broad shoulders belonged to Emilio Fernandez — a.k.a. “El Indio.” He was an actor, a screenwriter, and one of the great directors from the ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

You Predict the Oscars: Who WILL Win, and Who SHOULD Win?

Friday, February 22, 2013

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Live Broadcasts

Live Video Webcast: Nicola Benedetti Performs Film Music

Friday, February 22, 2013

On Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 pm, tune in for Nicola Benedetti's only New York appearance in The Greene Space at WQXR, performing repertoire from her album "The Silver Violin."

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Soundcheck

The Academy Awards: Music's Second Biggest Night?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Grammy Awards refer to themselves as “Music’s Biggest Night” – but this year, there’s another awards show that appears to be reaching for the title. This upcoming weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be quite the musical event, with announced performances from Adele, Norah Jones, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, and the evening's host, Seth MacFarlane.

We talk with Melena Ryzik, New York Times culture reporter and blogger for their Carpetbagger blog, about why the show has embraced live music so fully this year -- and what to expect in the major musical awards categories. 

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WNYC News

Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Oscar...Totally Naked" is an Oscar special hosted by Kristen Meinzer of The Takeaway and Rafer Guzman of Newsday. Listen to this hour-long spectacular, which pulls back the velvet curtain on Hollywood's biggest night.

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Studio 360

Studio 360's Awards Night Bingo: Oscars Edition

Friday, February 15, 2013

Watching the Academy Awards Sunday night? Play interactive awards night bingo with Kurt! The awards shows have turned into parodies of themselves: celebrities thanking their lawyers, refusing to "wrap it up," trying to exit off the wrong side of the stage.  This year, we’re embracing the cliché ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "How to Survive a Plague"

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The annual series on the best documentary Oscar nominees continues with David France, director of "How To Survive A Plague".

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Movies on the Radio

Oscar Nominees for Best Score, and the Musical Urgency of 'Downton Abbey'

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Host David Garland is joined by Slate.com film critic Dana Stevens to present music from these scores.

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