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John Zorn Presents Masada: Angels, Inspiration, and Improvisation

Sunday, August 31, 2014

John Zorn visits the WNYC Studio to present some of his Masada series of compositions along with pianist Uri Caine, guitarist Jon Madof, and saxophonist Uri Gurvich.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: A New Way of Thinking

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Who is a person in your life who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking? Who inspired you to see the world differently, either as a child or as an adult? The phone lines are open for you at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 -- or you can leave a comment below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Big Plan

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his 2013-2014 budget. We discuss the $136.5 billion spending plan. Then, Reihan Salam of the National Review reflects on the President’s inaugural address. Plus: the parallel motivations of suicide bombers and rampage shooters; why recent rulings might protect what you post on social media – even if you’re dissing your boss; and your calls on the person who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking.

Soundcheck

The Link Between Tchaikovsky And Jack White

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Here on Soundcheck, we spend a lot of time picking apart creativity. Where does it come from? How do you harness it? How important is inspiration, how important is perspiration? We're not the only ones. Writer Maria Popova spends her days contemplating the why and how of creativity, and shares what she finds via her website Brain Pickings. Today, she tells us about the creative philosophy that links Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Jack White.

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Radio Rookies

Freedom Walk

Friday, September 02, 2011

Even though he had no personal connection to 9/11, Joey Rizzolo decided to initiate a Freedom Walk to help residents of his town, Paramus, NJ, remember and honor the victims of 9/11.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Biggest Insight of the Year

Monday, December 27, 2010

Listeners, what was your biggest insight -- your "ah-ha!" moment -- of the year? What was your largest moment of revelation? Was it personal? Political? Creative? What inspired it in you? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

John Waters's Role Models

Monday, June 07, 2010

In Role Models, filmmaker John Waters profiles his favorite personalities—some famous, some unknown—who helped shape his unique worldview.

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Studio 360

The Photographer's Artist

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Sheila Metzner talks about the importance of Aaron Rose's work in her photography.

(Originally aired: April 25, 2002)

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Studio 360

The Photographer's Artist

Saturday, April 27, 2002

Sheila Metzner talks about the importance of Aaron Rose's work in her photography.

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Studio 360

Pop Song Muses

Saturday, March 16, 2002

Rock and roll has a long love affair with that one special girl. 

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