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Listen to Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Ester in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the first of our 10-play August Wilson series of dramatic readings, a man visits a 285-year-old renowned cleanser of souls to absolve the guilt he carries from a crime he committed. 

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WNYC News

Calder's Tiny Mobiles, Presented by a Flashy Architect

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Santiago Calatrava, behind the gigantic ribs of steel at the World Trade Center PATH transit hub, designed two rooms to present 40 small sculptures by Alexander Calder.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: David Brooks, Big Weed & the New Whitney Museum

Friday, April 24, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: David Brooks (First) | How To Sell (Legal) Pot (Starts at 49:12) | The New Whitney Museum (Starts at 1:20:37)
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The Greene Space

1900: Gem of the Ocean | Directed by Kenny Leon

Friday, April 24, 2015

A young man from Alabama visits Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old renowned cleanser of souls for help in absolving the guilt he carries from a crime he’s committed. Audio now available.

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The Greene Space

1910: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone | Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in a Pittsburgh, the story of Seth and Bertha Holly and the migrants who pass through their boardinghouse during the Great Migration of the 1910s. Audio available now.  

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The Greene Space

1920: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in Chicago in 1927, the play explores issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. Available now.

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The Greene Space

1940: Seven Guitars | Directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of a blues singer just released from prison and ready to right the past year's wrongs. Audio release date: Sun, May 17.

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The Greene Space

1960: Two Trains Running | Directed by Michele Shay

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of a local diner owner who fights to stay open as a municipal project encroaches on his establishment. Audio release date: Sun, May 31.

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The Greene Space

1970: Jitney | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, the story of men hustling to make a living as jitneys — unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs. Audio release date: Sun, June 7.

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The Greene Space

1980: King Hedley II | Directed by Michele Shay

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of an ex-convict trying to rebuild his life by selling stolen refrigerators so that he can save enough money to buy a video store. Audio release date: Sun, June 14.

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The Greene Space

1990: Radio Golf | Directed by Marion McClinton

Friday, April 24, 2015

A powerful African-American politician runs for the highest office of his career, but as he steps into prominence, his plans collide with his past. Audio release date: Sun, June 21.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

'True Detective' Director Cary Fukunaga vs. The Clown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cary Fukunaga, who directed the first season of "True Detective" along with films like "Jane Eyre" and "Sin Nombre," is remaking Stephen King's "It." And yes, he's afraid of the clown.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews the new releases hitting the box office this weekend. 

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WNYC Digital

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, April 24, 2015

A fanboy got Billy Idol to play his birthday party for free. Comedian W. Kamau Bell is trying to stay on his feet. What's up with the Apple Watch? These are the week's top stories.

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Specials

A Poetry Month Special From State Of The Re:Union

Friday, April 24, 2015

State Of The Re:Union looks at how poetry is used to connect and bind communities all around the country as part of National Poetry Month.

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On The Media

Our Technicolor Eye in the Sky

Friday, April 24, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope’s launch, its vivid images of cosmic formations color our imaginings of space.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Smugglers at Sea, Questions of Consent, and Immigrants in a New World

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the migrant crisis in Mediterranean through a new lens, we discuss a sexual consent case involving a woman with Alzheimer's, and we remember the Armenian genocide.

Studio 360

New Year’s Resolution: Scaling Back

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Facing a few setbacks, Charis Stiles is reining in her ambition for her creative New Year’s resolution.  

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Stars of SnapChat, Vine and YouTube

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Gregory Brothers and Alphacat, both of whom make incredibly funny videos about President Obama, join the "Godfather of SnapChat" Casey Neistat to discuss new ways of storytelling.

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Studio 360

How Do You Draw Dark Matter?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

An artist and an astrophysicist put their heads together to imagine how dark matter — the invisible stuff holding the universe together — would look if we could see it.

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