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Monday, November 09, 2009

Say you’re from the future, a future in which time machines exist.  Why not take a trip back to the good old 21st century? And join us here at WNYC on Tuesday, November 17, as Kurt hosts the live taping of our show all about time travel.  You’ll meet some of the great scientists and fiction writers of our time as they grapple with this age-old fantasy, and hopefully you can enlighten us.

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Features

David Lang Mash-up Makes U.S. Debut

Monday, November 09, 2009

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Little Match Girl Passion made its U.S. debut at the Jerome L. Greene Space. The New York Virtuoso Singers performed the choral version Sunday night.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Twenty Years After The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Monday, November 09, 2009

On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, three authors who have written on the subject look back on the fall of communism and its continuing repercussions:

Michael Meyer, chief speechwriter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former Newsweek Bureau chief for Germany, Central ...

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Celery Root

Friday, November 06, 2009

celery root Last Chance Foods spotlights celery root, traditional celery’s favored cousin. Amy Eddings talks to Ron Binaghi III of Stokes Farm about growing celery root and the growing demand for it.

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Studio 360

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women

Friday, November 06, 2009

Generally when somebody says to the editor of a radio program "I’m going to get a grant to do long-form multimedia reporting with a poet writing about the working poor," the editor gets a look on his face.  Poetry and poverty -- not the most popular subjects in the rundown.  But when that somebody is very persuasive, and also one of the most talented and tenacious producers in public radio, the editor swallows the small thing in his throat and says sheepishly "Great.  When’s our first edit?"

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Studio 360

Waiting for Hockney

Friday, November 06, 2009

Billy Pappas spent eight years working on an intricate pencil drawing of a famous Marilyn Monroe photograph. The one person he hoped would appreciate his work was David Hockney. Kurt talks with Julie Checkoway, director of "Waiting for Hockney", which follows Pappas's pursuit. ...

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Fishko Files

From the Archives: Chayefsky (Originally aired Friday, October 20, 2006)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Film is a visual medium, but the words that inspire the pictures are critical. The screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky died 28 years ago, but people still remember his films, vividly; and what they tend to remember...are the words.

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Optimus Prime

Friday, November 06, 2009

A child of the '80s, Scott Edward Nall never really grew out of "The Transformers" – the cartoon where robots changed into guns and planes. Transformers influenced Nall so much, that as a man, he decided to literally become one of his Transformer heroes and legally ...

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Paper Airplanes

Friday, November 06, 2009

Aha Moment: Paper Airplanes

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Studio 360

David Hockney

Friday, November 06, 2009

After decades in sunny California, Hockney returns to the English countryside where he grew up. Instead of swimming pools, now he's painting the thick woods and green fields of East Yorkshire. And at 72, he's taken up painting on his iPhone. Kurt meets up with Hockney at New ...

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Studio 360

In Verse: Women of Troy, Continued

Friday, November 06, 2009

Susan B.A. Somers-Willet wrote a poem about DJ Guerrin, another one of Troy's single mothers struggling to get by. "In Verse" is Studio 360's series documenting the lives of the working poor through poetry and photography. It was created by Lu ...

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Studio 360

Hockney, In Verse, Paper Airplanes

Friday, November 06, 2009

Studio 360 waits for David Hockney. The artist returns to the English countryside where he grew up, to paint some of the most vivid landscapes of his career. In the documentary "Waiting for David Hockney" outsider artist Billy Pappas hopes his idol, Hockney, will come to see a single drawing Pappas has been working on for eight years. And we'll meet the struggling single moms of Troy, NY through the eyes of a poet and a photographer.

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Studio 360

In Verse: Women of Troy

Friday, November 06, 2009

A century ago, Troy, New York, was a thriving industrial capital. Today many of its residents live in poverty. Studio 360's Lu Olkowski went to Troy with poet Susan B.A. Somers-Willet and photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally to document some of Troy's stories. They ...

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Studio 360

When Gore Met Amelia

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

If you're planning to see 'Amelia,' the new Amelia Earhart biopic now in theaters, keep an eye out for recent 'Studio 360' guest Gore Vidal -- or at least the actor playing him. The film takes place long before he became notorious for his envelope-pushing novels and on-air political smackdowns with William F. Buckley. At the time he knew the famous female aviator, Vidal was still a kid. But it turns out that his father, Gene, was an able pilot in his own right and one of Earhart's great loves.

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Features

Momofuku's David Chang Microwaves Eggs, Gives Hope to Slackers Everywhere

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Not many people dare to explore the full depths of the WNYC staff fridge. Except one brave chef: David Chang.

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Performance Club

The Art of Making (Books About) Dances

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Doris Humphrey’s 1959 book The Art of Making Dances is part of the bedrock of modern dance, a work that has functioned as a how-to guide for untold choreographers in the 50 years since it was published.

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Studio 360

Seeing Double

Monday, November 02, 2009

This week New York welcomes 'Performa '09', the third biennial of performance art to hit the city. The event features more than 150 artists over three weeks, and one of whom has me very excited.

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Performance Club

November Outings

Monday, November 02, 2009

November is upon us, the weather is nicer than it was in July and the Performance Club has two events coming up. Mark your calendars and let me know if you're in or out.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Where's the Beef?

Monday, November 02, 2009

Author of the bestselling novels Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer, discusses his new work of non-fiction, Eating Animals, and his attempt to resolve the issue of meat-eating versus vegetarianism.

Upcoming event with Jonathan Safran Foer: November 16, 2009 Barnes and Noble ...

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