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WNYC News

Two Exhibits Show Different Sides of Brazilian Art

Saturday, October 05, 2013

As Brazil is getting ready to host two major international sports events in the next three years — the World Cup and the Olympics — the country is also drawing the attention of the art world. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Currency jitters in India and emerging markets

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Currency jitters in India and emerging markets

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Pope's Style

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rocco Palmo, writer and church analyst, talks about Pope Francis' recent trip to Brazil, his comments on gay priests and his more relaxed style.

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Radiolab

Hot People And Cold Cars; Cold People And Hot Cars

Friday, July 26, 2013

Car colors are getting cooler, even wintry: All over the world, car buyers are choosing white, silver, gray or black. So who favors warm, springtime colors? Think of a place where you spend half the year bundled up with mittens.

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WNYC News

There is More to Brazilian Music Than Samba

Saturday, July 20, 2013

While Brazil gets world-wide attention for protests against issues like corruption and high taxes, a festival in New York is highlighting Brazilian culture.

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The Takeaway

Examining the Protests In Brazil

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The protests in Brazil that initially began as a response to transportation fare increases have grown into a much larger movement, drawing thousands of Brazilians into the streets. Eliane Cantanhêde, a columnist for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and TV commentator for Globo News em Pauta, joins us to discuss Brazil's economic disparities and the many ways this protest could play out.

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Transportation Nation

Mass Protests in Brazil Win Bus Fare Reductions

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WNYC

A wave of mass protests have swept across Brazil for six straight days bringing hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to the streets in opposition to transportation fare increases. And it worked. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Massive Protests in Brazil

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Brazil is seeing the biggest protests in 20 years, but it's hard to get a sense of what is really going on. Reports are that the "Occupy"-style unrest is about the World Cup preparations, or transit fares, or inequality, or some combination of all of these factors. Brazilians, Brazilian-Americans: What do US listeners need to know about the protests in your country? What are you hearing from your contacts in Brazil? Call 212-433-9692 or post below. Brian Winter, Thompson-Reuters Sao Paolo bureau chief, helps take your calls.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What next for the Brics?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What next for the Brics?

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Luciana Souza

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Brazillian jazz singer Luciana Souza plays Jazz Standard Tuesday night. Download the track "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim"

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck: Bold Sounds From São Paulo

Monday, February 04, 2013

A look (and listen) at emerging artists from São Paulo's independent music scene, a vibrant and exciting music community inside the vast metropolis.

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Soundcheck

Inside Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Music Scene; Mimi Stillman's Flute Odyssey

Monday, February 04, 2013

In This Episode: Last week, a horrific nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria brought international attention to the country’s music industry. We hear from two journalists who recently brought a more positive story to light, several hundred miles northeast in Sao Paulo’s thriving independent music scene. They’ll share what they’ve found.

Plus, Concert flutist Mimi Stillman joins us to play flute music from around the world, including Brazil; and give her take on flute-loving groups like Jethro Tull and Polyphonic Spree.

New Sounds

Mystics and the Mediterranean

Friday, October 19, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample liberally from the latest recording from Moroccan-born singer Amina Alaoui, called “Arco Iris.”  It’s a pan-Mediterranean blend of flamenco music from Spain, fado music from Portugal, Arab-Andalusian music and Brazilian choro, linked by jazz and a night in Tunisia.

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Albums of the Week

Nelson Freire Pays Tribute to Native Country with 'Brasileiro'

Monday, August 27, 2012

Nelson Freire offers a finely chosen cross-section of Brazilian piano pieces that take their cue from traditional dance and song, most of which were composed in the period between 1890 and 1960.

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The Takeaway

Rio de Janeiro Closes One of the World's Largest Garbage Dumps

Friday, June 08, 2012

Rio De Janaeiro had finally closed the infamous Jardim Gramacho garbage dump. Lucy Walker, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Waste Land," weighs the environment good against the economic consequences for the people who once worked there. 

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Soundcheck

Paula Morelenbaum: In Studio

Monday, April 23, 2012

Paula Morelenbaum is one of Brazil’s finest singers, and spent 10 years with the famed Brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim’s band. She’ll sing one of Jobim’s hits and the haunting theme from the film "Black Orpheus" when she joins us in the studio. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Brazil

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Joseph Leahy, Brazil bureau chief for the Financial Times, talks about Brazil's economy, its rising global profile, and President Dilma Rousseff and her recent visit to the United States. We’ll also look at preparations for both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Search for the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes

Friday, March 23, 2012

Scott Wallace tells the tale of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet's last uncontacted indigenous tribes. In The Unconquered: The Search for the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes, Wallace journeys into the Amazon's uncharted depths to observe the mysterious flecheiros, following a researcher who seeks to protect them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

UN Speech Roundup: Mexico, Nigeria, Brazil

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ken Ellingwood, correspondent for the LA Times' Mexico City bureau, discusses Mexican President Felipe Calderon's remarks at the UN yesterday; Jon Gambrell, chief correspondent in Lagos, Nigeria for The Associated Press, reacts to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's speech; and Brian Winter, chief correspondent in Brazil for Thomson Reuters, discusses Brazilian president's Dilma Rousseff's opening address.

Did your head of state speak yesterday at the UN? What's your reaction to their speech? Let us know!

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New Sounds

Global Dance Music

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dance music from West Africa, from Southen Africa, from India and beyond awaits you on this New Sounds.  Hear something new from Femi Kuti (son of Fela), and something from banjo player Bela Fleck's "Throw Down Your Heart," recorded on the island of Madagascar.  Quite possibly there might also be Balkan brass band music from Goran Bregovic, and a bit of Angolan music by way of Brazil.

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