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Melisande

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A really, really bad hair day.

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Wondrous Women

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Guest host John Lithgow introduces two stories with strong women.

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The Takeaway

Lessons from Forgotten Bavarian Fairy Tales

Friday, March 13, 2015

A retired teacher in the city of Regensburg, Germany found more than 500 fairytales that had been forgotten for over a century and a half in the city's municipal archive.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Defining Masculinity, The Ides of March, and Long Lost Fairy Tales

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Takeaway explores masculine identity in the age of feminism, we get the true story about Julius Caesar's death, and we explore a long lost book of fairy tales.

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Turning

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A birthday party, or a fairy-tale?

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Studio 360

This Is Not a Disney Story: Helen Oyeyemi Takes on Snow White

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The novelist Helen Oyeyemi deconstructs the Snow White story to find the real villain: a mirror that dictates the characters’ identities.  

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The Company of Wolves

Friday, November 07, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood turns the tables.

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Saturday at the Opera

Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel

Saturday, June 15, 2013

This production from the Lyric Opera of Chicago features just enough scary and gruesome ingredients, plus a food-flinging scene.

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Selected Shorts: Wondrous Women

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Guest host John Lithgow introduces two stories with strong women.

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Selected Shorts: Little Fellows

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Fractured fairy tales and brotherly love are featured on this program’s trio of stories.

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Selected Shorts: Mysteries and Wonders

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tales with twists and honoring a mother.

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Mysteries and Wonders

Sunday, December 26, 2010

This week's episode includes three tales by Saki, Liliana Heker, Charles Johnson about something unexpected, along with a fourth in which Edwidge Danticat secretly follows her mother.

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Studio 360

Nutcracker, Rumpelstiltskin, Syriana

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Once upon a time, there was a radio program trapped in the tall tower of a stone building. . . Studio 360 falls under the spell of fairy tales. Kurt Andersen and Gregory Maguire, who wrote Wicked, talk about why at Christmas, America turns into “Nutcracker Nation.” They hear about ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Gregory Maguire

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks with Gregory Maguire, author of fairy tales for children and upside-down fairy tales for adults. His novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is now a blockbuster Broadway musical. He is also the author of Mirror Mirror, Confessions of an ...

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Studio 360

Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Saturday, December 03, 2005

In 1989, the Ayatollah Khomeini — like an evil sorcerer in a fairy tale — condemned Salman Rushdie for heresy, essentially marking the writer for death wherever he was. Rushdie left his family and went into hiding, and reached out to his young son through a new book, Haroun and ...

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Saturday, December 25, 2004

This fall a new opera called Haroun premiered, based on the book Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. In 1989, Rushdie was forced into hiding after the Ayatollah Khomeini and declared that his novel The Satanic Verses was heresy against Islam ...

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Studio 360

Tom Otterness

Saturday, December 25, 2004

For years Tom Otterness’s creations have been getting into all kinds of trouble. In New York he’s best known for his little bronze figures that roam throughout the 14th Street subway station. They’re cute and creepy at the same time; some even have money-bags for heads. Otterness wants ...

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