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Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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Steve Coogan, Visualizing Dark Matter, & Hip-Hop’s Best Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actor Steve Coogan feels "Happyish," an artist and a scientist try to visualize dark matter, and we find out why 2015 will be hip-hop’s best year ever.

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Video: Reg E. Cathey Reads The Charles Mingus CAT-alog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The star of Oz and The Wire reads Charles Mingus's secret masterpiece: a guide to toilet training your cat.
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Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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Alan Turing’s Hollywood Epic & Charles Mingus: Cat Trainer

Friday, November 21, 2014

English mathematician Alan Turing gets turned into a Hollywood hero in The Imitation Game. And did you know Charles Mingus trained more than jazz cats?

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Spinning on Air

Poetry & Jazz

Sunday, April 13, 2014

There was a particular renaissance back in the 1950s and '60s, bringing together poetry and jazz. Some of those vintage experiments surely laid the groundwork for the poetry slams and rap of today. David Garland presents some classic poetry and jazz recordings, including the voices of Jack Kerouac and Langston Hughes, along with music by Charles Mingus, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, Allyn Ferguson, and others.

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'Mingus Speaks' For Himself In New Book

Friday, May 31, 2013

"There's never been a better interview subject, in my opinion," says writer John F. Goodman about Charles Mingus, the man at the center of his new book, "Mingus Speaks."

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Philip Levine reads "Mingus at the Half Note"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Philip Levine is set to become the nation's Poet Laureate this Fall, but he already was WNYC's Poet in Residence back in 2003. Listen to Levine read William Matthews' "Mingus at the Half Note," and how the poem relates personally to him.

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Sounds Like Forever

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

At this point, just two days before Christmas, you're probably waking up at odd hours with 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' playing on that radio station inside your head.  Some songs never seem to go away.  And then there are those that really don’t.

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Charles Mingus

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Mingus was known to his enemies and his friends as the "Angry Man of Jazz," and some of his best works are fueled by rage. Simon Rentner explores the vengeful impulses of one of the great composers of modern jazz.

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Artemisia, Mingus, Ninjas

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Kurt Andersen and journalist Laura Blumenfeld talk about the human desire for revenge.

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Charles Mingus

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Mingus was known to his enemies and his friends as the "Angry Man of Jazz." The bassist and composer wrote music fueled by rage. We look at the vengeful impulses of the late jazz legend.

(Originally aired: May 2, 2002)

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Revenge, Charles Mingus, Ninjas

Saturday, May 04, 2002

Kurt Andersen and writer Laura Blumenfeld look at one of the most passionate themes in art and in life: revenge. We'll look at revenge in the 17th-century paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi, children's books, and in the figure of "the angry man of Jazz" — Charles Mingus. And, in Design for ...

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