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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

Divas Who Dish

Saturday, November 29, 2014

While working on her autobiography "Call Me Debbie," Debbie Voigt was curious about how other singers dealt with telling their stories. This week, Voigt shares what she learned.

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Spinning on Air

Adventures In, um, ah, Autobiography: Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s “Life and Times”

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.

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Soundcheck

Beat The Heat With Soundcheck's Summer Music Reading List

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.

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Spinning on Air

Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s “Life and Times”

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.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

William L. Shirer on Nazi Germany After 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'

Monday, December 24, 2012

WNYC

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. 

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Spinning on Air

Shelley Hirsch - Where Were You Then?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

 

Vocalist/composer Shelley Hirsch has been opening ears in the downtown New York scene for decades. As an improviser she’s brought her lightning reflexes, wild imagination, and vocal virtuosity to projects with John Zorn, Christian Marclay, and many others. 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?”

 

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?”

 

 

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Studio 360

I, Twain: the Graphic Novel

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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.

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The Arts File

The Legacy of Maya Angelou at the Schomburg Center

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Frank Meeink tells how he was drawn into America’s Nazi underground and how he ultimately triumphed over drugs and hatred. 

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The Takeaway

The Story Teller in Samantha Bee

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?.

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Studio 360

I Am Caveh Zahedi

Friday, April 28, 2006

Caveh Zahedi's films are auto-biographical, to say the least. His new film I Am a Sex Addict follows his previous indie films I Was Possessed by God and I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore. Producer Jonathan Mitchell thinks we can learn something from watching ...

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