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Studio 360

The Neil Patrick Harris Oscars: A Big Night for the Underdogs

Monday, February 23, 2015

"Birdman" won best picture, Patricia Arquette won best supporting actress, and Neil Patrick Harris didn't totally disappoint in his first shot at hosting the Academy Awards. 
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The Takeaway

What the 2015 Grammys Got Right and Wrong

Monday, February 09, 2015

The 57th annual Grammy Awards were last night, and the big winners were Sam Smith and Beck, while Taylor Swift had a rough time. Soundcheck's John Schaefer re-hashes how it played out.

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Studio 360

Ten Movies to Watch from Home Before the Golden Globes

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Get ready to play Studio 360's Awards Night Bingo by watching these Golden Globe-nominated movies online.
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Conducting Business

Cash Aside, Are Music Prizes Meaningful?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

How many big-money awards are given because of altruism and how many are, to put it frankly, good marketing gimmicks? Hear what two observers of the awards business have to say.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reward Your Local Library

Friday, November 07, 2014

Nominate your local library and tell us "What Book Changed Your MInd?".

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Listen to Lucy

Gongs for the year’s greatest guff

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Gongs for the year’s greatest guff

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Flirting with Vomit Edition

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Slate critics Julia Turner, John Swansburg, June Thomas and Aisha Harris discuss the Edgar Wright film "The World's End," Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and love and terror in amusement parks.

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Soundcheck

A Hidden Gem At This Year's MTV VMAs: Duck Sauce's 'It's You'

Friday, August 23, 2013

MTV's Video Music Awards air this Sunday and amongst the most obvious nominees -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" -- there are a few hidden gems, including Duck Sauce's "It's You." Director Phillip Andelman give us the lowdown on the video's initial concept and how they made it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

National Book Critics Circle Awards

Monday, March 04, 2013

The National Book Critics Circle's national awards were given out last week. A number of the winners have been guests on the Leonard Lopate Show, and you can find their interviews in the show archives.

Robert Caro won for his biography of Lyndon Johnson, The Passage of Power. Leonard spoke with him about that book in May, and you can listen to that conversation here.

The general nonfiction award was given to Andrew Solomon for Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. Listen to Leonard's interview with him here.

Ben Fountain's novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk won the award for fiction. He spoke with Leonard about that book in August, and you can listen to that interview here.

Author and illustrator Leanne Shapton's memoir Swimming Studies won in the category of autobiography. Listen to Leonard's conversation with her here.

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Movies on the Radio

Music by the Oscar Contenders

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Host David Garland gives listeners the chance to evaluate the contenders by presenting music from this years Oscar nominees for best musical score.

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Soundcheck

The Grammy Awards: Contemporary Or Classicist?

Friday, February 08, 2013

Despite featuring performances by Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and the multi-nominated Frank Ocean, the Grammys are still old-school, says New York Times critic John Caramanica. "The Grammys get to look cool, but are really just reinforcing values that they've had for decades."

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The Takeaway

Movie Date Award Season Dispatch: Golden Globes Recap

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Welcome to the second of several Movie Date Award Season Dispatches. Each dispatch is taken from a live interview, led by WNYC's Amy Eddings, and broadcast during All Things Considered on WNYC. In this dispatch, Rafer and Kristen share their thoughts on the Golden Globes - from the hosting to the winners to that speech by Lifetime Achievement winner Jodie Foster.

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The Takeaway

Oscars! Globes! Razzies! Welcome to Red Carpet Season

Friday, January 11, 2013

This weekend, Queens of Comedy Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes, just a few days after Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth McFarlane presented the Oscar nominations. Add to that the Razzie nominations for the worst movies of 2012, and you have a well-rounded kick-off to red carpet season. The Takeaway’s Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer have all the details on the nominees, the snubs, and the upcoming shows.

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WNYC News

Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations with 12 Nods

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lincoln, featuring Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Stephen Spielberg, is the big winner of Oscar nominations.

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Listen to Lucy

The first word in mangled meanings

Monday, January 07, 2013

The first word in mangled meanings

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Studio 360

Studio 360's Awards Night Bingo: Golden Globes Edition

Monday, January 07, 2013

Watching the Golden Globes Sunday night? Play interactive awards night bingo with Kurt! The awards shows have turned into parodies of themselves: celebrities thanking their lawyers, refusing to "wrap it up," trying to exit off the wrong side of the stage.  This year, we’re embracing the cliché ...

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Operavore

How Would You Run the International Opera Awards?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A London-based organization called the Opera Awards Foundation announced plans last month for an annual awards gala. Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin considers potential recipients.

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Specials

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Airing: November 22, 8pm on AM820, 93.9FM and NJPR

The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program. Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast. This year's special showcases the winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition, interviews with the winning producers, and highlights from our 2012 Third Coast Awards Ceremony hosted by the Kitchen Sisters and featuring the band The Hudson Branch. Gwen Macsai, host of the Third Coast's Re:sound, and an award-winning writer/humorist, will guide listeners through this two-hour tour of the world's best new documentaries.

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Features

Historian David McCullough, Composer Steve Reich to be Honored at Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Writer and historian David McCullough and contemporary music composer Steve Reich will receive the academy's most significant prizes — gold medals for distinguished achievements in biography and music — during the star- and literati-studded annual American Academy of Arts and Letters luncheon in Manhattan on Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Trophies

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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