This Thanksgiving The Takeaway brings you some great conversations from the last year and an hour of pioneering female voices.
First, a conversation between Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and our host John Hockenberry offers an insight into the incredible career of Justice Ginsburg.
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In the 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, people have found themselves horrified, fascinated and mystified by the story. Some have explored those feelings through writing, others though film and music. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, KERA News is presenting an ongoing series on how artists have responded to JFK’s death. Jerome Weeks, Art & Seek Producer and Reporter at KERA in Dallas, joins The Takeaway to explain how the Kennedy assassination lives on in pop culture.
Hear the latest on the fight over whether to at least temporarily raise the debt ceiling--and whether we're any closer to ending the government shutdown with NPR reporter Tamara Keith. Plus: the expansion of data analytics during the Bloomberg years; Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from New Jersey Steve Lonegan; and a conversation about arts funding under the next mayor of New York.
There will be no opening night concert at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday. The organization has canceled its season-opening performance after a strike by the local stagehands union.
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Airports around the country invest millions of dollars in public art. Some airports have even opened museums and curate roving exhibits. Rebecca Blume Rothman is the Public Art Project Manager with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, which is in the midst of a multi-million dollar public arts project in the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Colleen McPoland is the manager of the Aviation Art Program at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The National Endowment for the Arts released a report Thursday showing that attendance has declined for traditional cultural forms theater, museums and classical concerts.
This week’s movie releases include "Our Nixon," which examines the Nixon presidency, and “Closed Circuit,” the British crime thriller, in addition to “One Direction: This Is Us,” a documentary on the boy band One Direction. As usual, the Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, weigh in with their thoughts.
We’ll find out what 14 of the candidates for mayor said at a recent forum on funding for arts education and culture in New York. Then, find out how compulsive people have shaped American history—from Thomas Jefferson to Steve Jobs. Toby Barlow talks about his latest novel, Babayaga. Plus, a look at the spat between Time Warner Cable and CBS—and the future of television.
One of the most iconic movie figures of the 1930s is now a hip-hop MC.
For ninety years, teenagers with outstanding creative talents have applied for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This year, a record 230,000 students applied, but only 15 were selected as winners. They join a prestigious group of awards alumni, including Andy Warhol, Lena Dunham, Sylvia Plath, and Zac Posen. Two winners share their stories and hopes for the future with The Takeaway.
As development booms in Chelsea, some smaller arts spaces say they're worried about being squeezed out of the neighborhood.
Hall-of-famer Monte Irvin talks about his time in baseball during a round table discussion led by host Walter James Miller.
In this 1978 episode of Reader's Almanac, host Jack Sullivan interviews Richard Price, 28, on the publication of his third novel, Ladies’ Man.
Is New York the cultural capital of the world? The World Cities Culture Report, commissioned by the Mayor of London, takes a look at how 12 world cities compare in their cultural offerings. Vote on what cities you think rank as the most cultural.
The Archives Department celebrates Robert Moog's 78th birthday with this 1980s episode of WQXR's This is My Music. Host Lloyd Moss talks with the inventor and musical pioneer and plays selections from Moog's library of compositions and influences. The program includes a virtuosic performance of Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 adapted for theremin and piano.
With help from a federal grant, special education teachers in New York City are learning how to better incorporate the arts into academics. They're getting new strategies through a program called Everyday Arts for Special Education, which runs on the basic principal that students need to have fun in order to be fully engaged with learning.
Strumming a guitar on a NYC subway platform can find you a bigger audience than weeks on the road playing bars or even some concert halls. So, it makes sense that there is stiff competition for officially sanctioned spots to busk in New York's transit system.
On Wednesday, musicians will play their best songs in front of a panel of judges in Grand Central terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in the hopes that they will be selected to be part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Music Under New York program.