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Food, Coffee and Music for Record Store Day

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Long lines and lots of shiny new vinyl recall the heyday of record shops.

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WNYC News

Springsteen and Fallon Jam on Christie and Bridgegate

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Jersey governor Chris Christie took some ribbing last night from his favorite rock star about his role in the lane-closures on the George Washington bridge last fall.

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Soundcheck

Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Delivers

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Billboard’s Caryn Rose shares her reaction to Bruce Springsteen's new record, High Hopes.

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Soundcheck

'Rock And Roll Stories': Four Decades Photographing Music's Biggest Stars

Friday, December 06, 2013

For a long time, Lynn Goldsmith didn’t want to be known as a “rock and roll photographer.” Yet with her new book, Rock And Roll Stories, she’s embraced the label. The collection collects four decades worth of photos and behind-the-scenes tales about music's biggest stars.

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Soundcheck

Bruce Springsteen's 'Hungry Heart' Craved Ring Dings

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A new biography by Peter Ames Carlin sheds light on Bruce Springsteen's hardscrabble youth before he became the rock legend.

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, April 20, 2012

One man gets named to Time's 100 Most Influential list, while the other denies falling asleep at a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cuomo gets a budget deal done early, while Christie live-tweets a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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Studio 360

How Well Do You Know The Boss?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bruce Springsteen's album Wrecking Ball comes out March 6. A recent press announcement supplied a track list of eleven hardscrabble-titled songs. We've come up with our own list of ten real song titles mixed up with ten ringers.  Can you pick the titles that Bruce wrote?

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Features

Bruce Springsteen Archives Find New Home at NJ University

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A collection of almost 15,000 objects, magazines, songbooks, newspaper clippings and documents relating to The Boss has found a new home at Monmouth University, located near the Jersey Shore watering holes where Springsteen first performed as a young musician.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Clarence Clemons and Sax in Pop Music

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saxophone legend Clarence "Big Man" Clemons passed away over the weekend, following complications of a stroke he suffered last week. For almost 40 years, Clemons was the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band. With his passing, not only did we lose a legend, but also one of the last sax players in pop music. How many songs in recent memory have you heard on top 40 radio featuring a saxophone? David Hinckley, from the New York Daily News, joins us to talk about Clemons's legacy and the role of the sax (or lack thereof) in current pop music.

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Features

Remembering the Big Man, Clarence Clemons

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Clarence Clemons, died from complications of a stroke on Saturday. He was 69. Check out videos and images featuring the Big Man here.

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Studio 360

Choose Your American Icon

Friday, October 29, 2010

What do Lucille Ball and Malcolm X have in common? They're both part of Studio 360 American Icons series.  This fall, we’ve traced the impact of The Autobiography of Malcolm X on race relations and glimpsed the dawn of the American sitcom with I Love Lucy.  Last week we visited Monticello – Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia – and in wandering the building and the grounds, confronted some lingering questions about the country and its founding.

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Studio 360

Growing Pains with Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last week, WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space was packed for Studio 360 Live — a night of stories and music about growing up with Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz.  One of our favorite moments of the night: Josh Ritter’s beautiful, understated take on “Moon River.”

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Studio 360

They Will Rock You

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Muppets have a proud tradition of taking the hit songs and making them their own: muppet-izing them, shall we say.  The Sesame Street gang had a string of successes with “Letter B” (ala the Beatles’s “Let Her Be”), “Born to Add” (ala the Boss’s “Born to Run”) and “U Really Got a Hold On Me” featuring Smokey Robinson and a rather clingy Letter U.

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Studio 360

Veteran Stories

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

If you don't know anyone who's served in the military, Veteran's Day is a holiday that's easy to disregard; even if you have the day off, for the most part, business continues as usual. We decided instead to take a moment to look back at some of the stories we've aired on Studio 360 that came from soldiers themselves.  Below, a sampling of our favorites.  Listening to these voices could be a nice way to pay tribute, and, maybe, help us get to know some vets a little bit better.

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Studio 360

Colson, Born to Run, Zahedi

Friday, April 28, 2006

Kurt Andersen talks with novelist Colson Whitehead about the power of names and why he wanted the hero of his book to be an expert in product branding. We’ll hear from a filmmaker whose colossal self-absorption is actually fun to watch on screen. And Kurt talks with a listener who was inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s "Born to Run" to quit his job – and join the Army.

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Born to Run

Friday, April 28, 2006

When Tom Long first heard "Born to Run" he realized he was just like a character in a Bruce Springsteen song living a life of quiet desperation. So he joined the army.

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Studio 360

Memorials, The Rising, Finnegan's Wake

Saturday, September 07, 2002

We look at memorials. Kurt Andersen and poet Donald Hall discuss the human desire to make present what has been lost. They find joyful and sad memorials, in music, in poetry, and in totem poles. 

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Studio 360

Commentary: The Way We Memorialize Now

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Bruce Springsteen's The Rising may or may not be to 9/11 what Picasso's Guernica was to the Spanish Civil War. But it's a terrific rock-and-roll record — and, miraculously, it's a rock-and-roll record, of all things, that deals with the nightmare of 3000 murdered Americans in ways that are evocative ...

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