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Transportation Nation

Your Feelings About Bikes, in 17 Syllables

Monday, September 16, 2013

Are you riding? Considering it? Angry at all the attention bikes get? Or excited to be a new bike share member? Get out your pens and poetry quills and join The Takeaway's Bike Haiku Challenge.

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The Takeaway

New Algorithm from the Times Finds Haikus 'In the Wild'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The New York Times’ latest technological gadget is the haikubot, a poetry-seeking piece of software engineering that combs the text of every New York Times article as it’s published in search of the 5-7-5 syllable pattern that identifies a haiku.

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New Sounds

John Cage: City Circus, Program VI

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WNYC

In the sixth of these special City Circus programs, listen to a show based around Cage’s connection to Japan and fascination with things Japanese, like Haiku poetry, Zen Buddhism, and traditional Japanese instruments.  Listen to a WNYC recording of a live performance on traditional Japanese instruments of Cage’s work “Ryoanji” inspired by the famous rock garden in Japan.

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Soundcheck

Readings of the "Ring"

Friday, April 06, 2012

Richard Wagner’s series of 4 operas known collectively as the "Ring," now cycling through at The Metropolitan Opera, represents one of the great cultural treasures of the Western World. Maintaining a startling level of ambition and achievement over a period of almost 20 hours of music, the cycle defies easy description. Author Fred Plotkin joins us to explain why the "Ring" impacts everything from Hollywood to Bugs Bunny to environmentalism.

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Soundcheck

Haiku Challenge: The "Ring" Cycle

Friday, April 06, 2012

As the Met Opera kicks off three complete "Ring" cycles - which each run about 15 hours in length - we pose a poetic challenge to our listeners. Summarize Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in the length of a haiku.

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Soundcheck

The Ring Haiku project

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Setting the stage for tomorrow's big Ring Haiku event!

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On Being

John Paul Lederach — The Art of Peace [remix]

Thursday, January 12, 2012

What happens when people transcend violence while living in it? John Paul Lederach shifts the language and lens of the very notion of conflict resolution.

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On Being

[Unedited] John Paul Lederach with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 12, 2012

What happens when people transcend violence while living in it? John Paul Lederach shifts the language and lens of the very notion of conflict resolution.

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Features

Staten Islanders Win Parks Haiku Competition

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Haiku by four Staten Island residents have won this year's Freshkills Park Haiku Contest. Contestants were asked to create haiku, which are poems of three lines with five, seven and five syllables, about the landfill-turned park. Click here to see the winning verse.

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The Takeaway

'Fringe Groups Reign Supreme': Your Economic Haiku

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We've been asking you to call or text us your economic haikus and we've gotten some pretty amazing poetry. Today, Natasha Albornoz of Miami, Florida, joins us with her haiku and explains her motivation.  Natasha's haiku after the jump.

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The Takeaway

'Will Not Ever Give Up': Your Economic Haikus

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We've been asking listeners to send us their haiku about the economy. Tamara Tyrell joins us to read her haiku and explain what inspired her short poem about the economy. Click the jump to read Tamara's haikus.

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The Takeaway

Your Economic Haikus

Monday, September 13, 2010

One of the many ways we’re taking a look at the economy, is through poetry. We’ve been asking for your economic haikus, which can be about the recession, the recovery, the stimulus, or your own personal situation.

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Studio 360

Poetic Recycling

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

With the new decade fast-approaching, I can't help but think about reinvention. Studio 360 has done several segments that take dusty old ideas and wipe them clean with poetry. Recycling them into verse can reveal surprises. Here are some of my favorites.

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New Sounds

John Cage: City Circus, Program VI

Wednesday, June 15, 1994

In the sixth of these special City Circus programs, listen to a show based around Cage’s connection to Japan and fascination with things Japanese, like Haiku poetry, Zen Buddhism, and traditional Japanese instruments.  Listen to a WNYC recording of a live performance on traditional Japanese instruments of Cage’s work “Ryoanji” inspired by the famous rock garden in Japan.  

HEAR AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE ON TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INSTRUMENTS OF CAGE’S WORK “RYOANJI” INSPIRED BY THE FAMOUS ROCK GARDEN.

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