Sunday, September 08, 2013
In this episode of Spinning on Air, David Garland brings Nature Theater of Oklahoma's cast of six singers and three musicians to WNYC to perform two extended excerpts from Episode 1 of "Life and Times." OK Theater's co-directors Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper also join in to talk about their work, and the thoughts and process behind it.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Whether you're sitting on a beach, relaxing at the pool, or simply escaping the peaking temperatures, hot sidewalks, and unrelenting, soupy humidity inside this summer, Soundcheck has a few favorite music-related books you will love to read.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
In this episode of Spinning on Air, David Garland brings the cast of six singers and three musicians to WNYC to perform two extended excerpts from Episode 1 of "Life and Times." OK Theater's co-directors Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper also join in to talk about their work, and the thoughts and process behind it.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Though it is already two decades after the start of World War II, the shadow of Nazi Germany still looms large over this 1960 talk given by journalist and historian William L. Shirer at a Books and Authors Luncheon.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Vocalist/composer Shelley Hirsch has become increasingly interested in exploring a unique, musical approach to autobiographical storytelling. Her new recording, created in collaboration with Swiss composer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Ho, is “Where Were You Then?” In it, Hirsch tells stories about online dating, living in California, loft-squatting in Amsterdam, hitchhiking through Germany, experiencing 9/11 in New York City, and her mother's death. Shelley Hirsch joins David Garland to talk about and play selections from “Where Were You Then?”
Thursday, November 18, 2010
By Jenny Lawton
Last week on the show, we heard about the first volume of Mark Twain's new autobiography, released (at Twain's expressed direction) a century after his death: “It has seemed to me that I could be as frank and free and unembarrassed as a love letter if I knew that what I was writing would be exposed to no eye until I was dead and unaware and indifferent.” If you don't love Twain enough for 743 pages, here's a treat.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Poets Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka and professor Farah Griffin of Columbia weigh in on Dr. Angelou's legacy of documents.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
You probably have watched comedian Samantha Bee as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" for several years now, but did you know that she was an only child of divorced parents? That she's a Canadian with two children and another on the way? That she was introduced to sex at the tender age of 7? Oh, and she once worked in a penis clinic too.
That unorthodox childhood and life certainly inform Bee's comedy, and has now served as material for her new memoir, I Know I Am, But What Are You?.
Friday, April 28, 2006