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Listen: Clarke Peters and Ebony Jo-Ann in August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The third installment in our 10-play series is set in 1927. As blues singer Ma Rainey and her band record an album in a Chicago studio, questions of race, art and exploitation emerge.

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Spinning on Air

Tenzin Choegyal, a Compassionate Voice from Tibet

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Singer Tenzin Choegyal was born in Tibet. He writes songs that draw on his past and his world travels. With Jesse Paris Smith he performs in the studio, and talks with David Garland.

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Soundcheck

Squarepusher: Upending Expectations Of Electronic Dance Music

Friday, May 01, 2015

The "intelligent dance music" artist performs songs from his latest project, Damogen Furies, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Art Alexakis And Everclear: 'I've Still Got A Lot of Rage in Me'

Monday, April 27, 2015

The alt-rock stalwarts perform an acoustic session in the Soundcheck studio. 

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WNYC Digital

Before there was 'Empire', there was August Wilson: Listen to Taraji P. Henson in Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The second installment in our 10-play series of dramatic readings tells the story of migrants who pass through a Pittsburgh boardinghouse during the Great Migration of the 1910s.

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WNYC Digital

Listen to Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Ester in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the first of our 10-play August Wilson series of dramatic readings, a man visits a 285-year-old renowned cleanser of souls to absolve the guilt he carries from a crime he committed. 

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The Greene Space

1900: Gem of the Ocean | Directed by Kenny Leon

Friday, April 24, 2015

A young man from Alabama visits Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old renowned cleanser of souls for help in absolving the guilt he carries from a crime he’s committed. Audio now available.

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The Greene Space

1910: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone | Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in a Pittsburgh, the story of Seth and Bertha Holly and the migrants who pass through their boardinghouse during the Great Migration of the 1910s. Audio available now.  

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The Greene Space

1920: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in Chicago in 1927, the play explores issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. Available now.

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The Greene Space

1940: Seven Guitars | Directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of a blues singer just released from prison and ready to right the past year's wrongs. Audio release date: Sun, May 17.

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The Greene Space

1950: Fences | Directed by Kenny Leon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the story of Troy Maxson, a restless trash-collector and former baseball athlete struggling to provide for his family. Audio release date: Sun, May 24.

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The Greene Space

1960: Two Trains Running | Directed by Michele Shay

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of a local diner owner who fights to stay open as a municipal project encroaches on his establishment. Audio release date: Sun, May 31.

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The Greene Space

1970: Jitney | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, the story of men hustling to make a living as jitneys — unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs. Audio release date: Sun, June 7.

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The Greene Space

1980: King Hedley II | Directed by Michele Shay

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of an ex-convict trying to rebuild his life by selling stolen refrigerators so that he can save enough money to buy a video store. Audio release date: Sun, June 14.

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The Greene Space

1990: Radio Golf | Directed by Marion McClinton

Friday, April 24, 2015

A powerful African-American politician runs for the highest office of his career, but as he steps into prominence, his plans collide with his past. Audio release date: Sun, June 21.

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The Takeaway

Bhi Bhiman on The Music of Protest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For singer and songwriter Bhi Bhiman, the path to protest took form in his catchy and heartfelt compositions.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Kentucky Bourbon, The Music of Protest, and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a massive bourbon heist, Sri Lankan-American musician Bhi Bhiman drops by, and we look at sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.

The Takeaway

Drew Holcomb on Life, Music and 'American Beauty'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Folk rock musician Drew Holcomb jams with Takeaway Host John Hockenberry and talks about life, family, and growing up in the south. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

NYPR Archives & Preservation

An Exclusive Unearthed Track by Blues Legend Reverend Gary Davis

Monday, April 20, 2015

WNYC
Reverend Gary Davis, a.k.a. Blind Gary Davis, was an actual blind minister from South Carolina and one of the greatest blues musicians of all time. He recorded this song at WNYC in 1966.
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