Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The two biggest names in music will share a bill this summer — here's your preview.
The US built a Secret Twitter for Cuba, Beyonce is Falsely Accused of Using Selfies as Currency, and More
Thursday, April 03, 2014
By PJ Vogt
Happy Thursday morning everyone. We’re putting the finishing touches on this week’s episode. We missed you last week and we’re glad to be back. In the meantime, guess what we have for you?
Friday, December 13, 2013
For those who went to bed at a sensible hour last night, you likely awoke this Friday morning to discover Beyoncé dropped an entire new album overnight. From the Soundcheck team, reactions range from "it's a visual delight!" to "I’m not hearing many up-tempo playlist contenders."
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Does Jay-Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba violate Treasury Department sanctions? Julia Sweig, Senior Fellow and Director of Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations tells Brian Lehrer how tourism regulations tie into the state of U.S.-Cuba relations.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Deals on guns and the budget are being worked out in Washington. We get the latest. Then Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics explains how the name you're given at birth can influence your life path and determine factors such as success in school and career opportunities. Plus: Primatologist Frans de Waal talks about what apes teach us about humanism; Julia Sweig of the Council on Foreign Relations puts the Jay-Z/Beyoncé Cuba trip in context; and an update on the city's bike share program.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
On this week’s episode, Gabfest panelists talk about "Life is But a Dream," the documentary about Beyoncé that is written, directed by, and starring … Beyoncé.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
In this episode: Beyoncé has has been known by many names: “Queen B,” “Foxxy Cleopatra,” and, of course, “Sasha Fierce.” Arielle Loren and Ann Powers talk with us about Beyonce's newest persona: Mrs. Carter.
Plus: Kishi Bashi, aka K. Ishibashi, used to be the go-to guy when indie bands like Of Montreal needed a violin. Now, he’s struck out on his own -- and he joins us to bring his melodic chamber-pop to life.
And: When filmmaker Jay Bulger titled his latest documentary Beware of Mr. Baker, he wasn’t exaggerating. The film stars the legendary, volatile and reclusive drummer Ginger Baker, known for his work in bands like Cream and Blind Faith -- and, more notoriously, for his drug use and temper. We talk with Jay Bulger about the making of the film, and Baker’s musical genius.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Watch President Barack Obama's second inauguration, live from the National Mall in Washington D.C. The ceremony will feature performances by Beyonce, James Taylor and poet Richard Blanco. As you watch, help us create a People's Poem, by Tweeting your ideas using #PrezPoem and follow along with the best responses.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011