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Jay-Z For President, Hot Pants, Alex Winston In The Studio

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Today on Soundcheck, another installment of our ongoing series Musician In Chief. This time around, Pitchfork's Ryan Schreiber gives his case for why Jay-Z would make a great president. Schreiber also sticks around to give a pick for one band he's looking forward to at this year's CMJ Music Marathon.

Then, singer-songwriter Alex Winston performs live in the Soundcheck studio.

And our own Gretta Cohn talks about the hot pants explosion, both in fashion and in music.

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Hot Pants: A Short, Happy and Musical Career

Monday, August 20, 2012

In the 1970s, hot pants were hot -- until they were not. We get to the bottom of the matter, with a playlist.

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Hot Pants, Baby Songs, and Milo Greene

Monday, August 20, 2012

Journalist and “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” regular Faith Salie stops by to talk about facing a new parent dilemma – what to sing to her baby. Plus, Soundcheck producer Gretta Cohn gets to the bottom of the ‘70s hot pants trend. And, the band Milo Greene makes an unexpected friend. Get the full episode here or on iTunes.

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Who Wears Short Shorts?

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Forty years ago, hot pants (as the B-52s later put it) exploded. They were on the runways, in shopping malls -- and on the pop charts too, starting with James Brown. Do you have a hot pants story? We need your help for an upcoming episode of Soundcheck.

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