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New Sounds

World Music Roots

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Listen to music built around recordings of world music, including a work by Evan Ziporyn, built around Balinese vocalist Ni Lemon's recording, "Wagarasi," & more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cricket 101: Covering All the Bases (There Are Two)

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Cricket World Cup is happening now in Australia and New Zealand. Here's what you need to know about the world's second most popular sport, and the tournament.

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New Sounds

Australian Music

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Listen to music from Australia with everything from didjeridu to a ballet score, including “Practical Mechanics,” a 5-part work by composer Chris Perren for his septet, Nonsemble.

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The Takeaway

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on the Future of Asia

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In his first broadcast interview since taking over as president of the Asia Society, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reveals a new vision for the future of Asian geopolitics.

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New Sounds

Desert Songs

Monday, February 02, 2015

Listen to music made in deserts the world over on this New Sounds, like the overtone singing-meets-country music Uyghur group Qetiq, and music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan.

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On The Media

#illridewithyou and Rising Beyond Clicktivism

Monday, December 15, 2014

In the wake of the Australian hostage crisis, #illridewithyou started trending.
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On The Media

#39 - Little Sh*ts

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them.
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On The Media

The Story Behind "The Dingo Ate My Baby"

Friday, November 21, 2014

In 1982, Lindy Chamberlain was falsely convicted of murdering her 9 week old infant daughter, and her cry for help became a global punch line. 

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The Takeaway

A Dingo Ate Her Baby, and America Found a Punchline

Monday, November 17, 2014

Coroners finally determined, 32 years after the fact, that a dingo did kill Lindy Chamberlain's daughter. But as Retro Report details, more people know the joke rather than the truth.

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Top 5 @ 105

Five Colorful Australian Composers You Should Know

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The recent death of the composer Peter Sculthorpe has prompted remembrances of his music, which often reflected his native Australia. With that in mind, here are five of the country’s most notable composers.

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PRI's The World

In Madagascar, invasive toads are threatening rare wildlife and frightening locals

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rumors are flying that a new toad that has shown up in a part of Madagascar can kill people and even cows. It's not true, but the imported amphibians could mean big trouble for what's left of the island's unique plants and animals.

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Death, Sex & Money

Alpha Dad Gets Snipped

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Vasectomies couldn’t have asked for a better spokesman than Clint Greagen: weightlifter, football fan, and stay-at-home father of four who happened to get cut by a man named Dr. Snip.

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Features

Preview: Alpha Dad Gets Snipped

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

In a lot of ways, vasectomies couldn’t have asked for a better spokesman than Australian Clint Greagan: weightlifter, rugby fanatic, and stay-at-home father of four who happened to get his vas deferens cut by a man named Dr. Snip. Here's a preview of next week's episode.

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Radiolab

The Lost Mushrooms of Oceania

Monday, June 02, 2014

Steve Axford’s photographs seem to come from a slightly enchanted place. It’s a place where the pale brown lumps I think of as "mushrooms" have been transformed into a host of strange new creatures—some shimmering, some translucent, some hairy, some hideous, but all magic.

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Hammered!

Notes from Down Under: Australian Keyboard Music

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pianist and new-music specialist Lisa Moore closes her Hammered! residency with a week of music exploring the thriving contemporary-music scene and pianists of her native Australia. Listen weekdays at 10 am.

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New Sounds

World Music Roots

Friday, November 15, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music built around recordings of world music.  Hear music by Evan Ziporyn, built around Balinese vocalist Ni Lemon's recording, "Wagarasi," along with other works that contain samples from tracks from Tanzania Instruments, circa 1950. Also, listen to music by Eve Beglarian that draws from a Bengali recording and material from Steve Roach, which is based on Australian aboriginal music and makes use of the didgeridoo.  That, and more.

 

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Radiolab

UPDATE: Famous Tumors

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

When we first released Famous Tumors, Rebecca Skloot's book about the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks (and her famous cells) had just hit the shelves. Since then, some interesting things have happened to both Henrietta's cells and her family. So, 4 years later, we have a newly updated show!

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New Sounds

Desert Songs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Listen to music made in deserts the world over on this New Sounds, like the overtone singing-meets-country music Uyghur group Qetiq, and music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan.

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Radiolab

The Love That Dared Not Speak Its Name, Of A Beetle For A Beer Bottle

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What's that beetle doing to that beer bottle? The beetle dropped down from the sky, grabbed the bottle's bottom, keeps hugging and hugging it, even when being attacked by ants, and it won't — refuses to — let go. It can't be the beer it's after. The beer is at the other end. What's going on?

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New Sounds

Music from Australia

Sunday, February 10, 2013

New music, (and in some cases, organized sound) from Australia makes up this New Sounds program, including music by Peter Sculthorpe, his "Little Nourlangie," a portrait of a rock outcropping in Kakadu National Park in northern Australia. Kakadu is the second largest national park in the world, where generations of Bininj/Mungguy have lived for tens of thousands of years.  It is home to 68 mammals, more than 120 reptiles, 26 frogs, more than 2,000 plants and over 10,000 species of insects. We'll also hear a work that consists solely of the natural sounds of Kakadu Park, sampled and altered. And more music from Australian ensembles and composers.

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