We Knew JFK

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. The special is hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil. 
Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.
Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father.

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Jazz Companion

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April has been officially named "Jazz Appreciation Month." So in this edition, we offer Sara Fishko's exploration of "The Oxford Companion to Jazz" (from 2005).



Aerial Photograph: City of New York, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Five years ago, guitarist and composer Matt Davis embarked upon a project called “City of Philadelphia, 2008.” Each month that year, he interviewed members of various communities around Philadelphia – and then wrote music inspired by those conversations for his ensemble, Aerial Photograph. Now, Matt Davis has brought his ensemble and a new iteration of his project here, to New York. The group joins us in our studio to play a selection from “City of New York, 2013,” as well as an older piece called "Nondum." 

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The First New York Fashion Week

Thursday, February 07, 2013

New York Fashion Week begins today, as designers and retailers look ahead to the coming season. But, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Fashion Week has a past, too.

Brian Lehrer Show: NYC and the Global Fashion Scene