PRI's The World

NATO takes aim at Russia's attacks — online

Thursday, September 04, 2014

With Russia's military intervening in Ukraine, NATO has plenty to discuss at this week's summit. But one aspect of the conflict with Russia goes beyond Ukraine. It lies in cyberspace. And NATO is set to ratify a measure that would directly confront Russian and others on the virtual battlefield.


PRI's The World

President Putin calling for peace is like an arsonist offering to put out a fire, a reporter says

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a seven-point peace plan with Ukraine, but only after his government helped cause the chaos and bloodshed.



The Hidden World Of Girls, with Tina Fey

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Kitchen Sisters invite you on a journey around the world to experience the secret lives of girls and the women they become with host Tina Fey.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Ancient Estonian Vocal Music Gets an Addictive Fresh Makeover

Monday, December 23, 2013

Give your ears a Christmas gift this week with the hypnotizing beauty that is "Songs of Olden Times: Estonian Folk Hymns and Runic Songs" from Estonian vocal group Heinavanker. Stream the entire album in full all this week. 

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Feud Between Paul Krugman and Estonian President Now an Operetta

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Tired of grumbling about economic austerity? Maybe it's time to sing about it.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Conducting Neeme Järvi's 75th Birthday

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

We asked you which of these three symphonies that you want to hear Järvi conduct: Mahler's First, Nielsen's Second or Sibelius' Fourth. We played the winner at 12 noon.

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New Sounds

Choral Music from Eastern Europe

Saturday, January 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to new choral music from Eastern Europe, including one by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli.  His 2005 “Amao omi” fuses Baltic folksong, liturgical choral music and minimalism and plays against sax quartet.  There’s also music by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, along with a new choral album of music by Estonia’s Veljo Tormis, and more.



Financial 411: Estonia joins the Eurozone; Steve Rattner settles & New Yorkers feel icy towards Mayor Bloomberg

Friday, December 31, 2010


It's WNYC's Financial 411, our take on the economic news of the day...


The Takeaway

Estonia Adopts the Euro

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The small eastern European country of Estonia will officially adopt the euro as it's currency on January 1. Boasting a population of just over one million, the 17th country to adopt the euro also has the lowest governmental debt in the EU. But who gets more from Estonia's transition? Many economists say the small country will benefit greatly from a more international currency, and Estonian officials seem eager to show the country's entrance to the West and independence from Russia and the former Soviet Union.


New Sounds

New Music from Estonia

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A small Baltic country with a big impact on the world of new music, Estonia has become a hot spot for choral music especially. We'll hear works by Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Toivo Tulev, Erkki-Sven Tüür, and more.  Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has immersed himself in the tradition of religious music of the Russian Orthodox Church, and for this New Sounds, we’ll hear some of his Stabat Mater. 

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: A Currency Change in China and Estonia; A Look at Our Economy; and A Visit From Medvedev

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Monday, which means it's time to take a look at what's ahead this week in the agenda with the help of Marcus Mabry, associate national editor for The New York Times, and Charlie Herman, The Takeaway and WNYC's economics editor. 



The Leonard Lopate Show


Friday, May 28, 2010

Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright Sofi Oksanen discusses her novel Purge, an international bestseller that has won Finland’s most prestigious literary awards.