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New Sounds

Light Works

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Listen to some electronic music by two German composers, both dealing with Light: Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Licht" and Hendrik Weber aka Pantha du Prince's Elements of Light.

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99% Invisible

150- Under The Moonlight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1885, Austin, Texas was terrorized by a serial killer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator.  The murderer was never actually found, but he claimed eight victims, mostly black servant girls, all attacked in the dark of night. The very,

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99% Invisible

144- There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Hanging in the garage of Fire Station #6 in Livermore, California, there’s a small, pear-shaped light bulb. It is glowing right now. This lightbulb has been glowing, with just a couple of momentary interruptions, for 113 years.

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On Being

Carrie Newcomer — A Conversation with Music

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human reality. For Thanksgiving, a musical conversation with the Indiana-based and born folk singer-songwriter.

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On Being

[Unedited] Carrie Newcomer with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human reality. For Thanksgiving, a musical conversation with the Indiana-based and born folk singer-songwriter.

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WNYC News

A New York Artist Is Seeing the Light

Thursday, June 19, 2014

You’ve seen pictures, at least, of “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning,” the giant wall of blue paper tiles at the 9-11 Memorial Musuem. Now Spencer Finch is about to unveil a large-scale installation at the Morgan Library.

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Radiolab

Lights, Lights, Lights, Action! A Crazy New Light Projector

Monday, June 16, 2014

What if you could turn your finger into a paintbrush and, in real time, draw anything on any surface (even in the air), then turn your creation into a moving figure? No, don't imagine. Watch this.

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WNYC News

Night Shift Making You Sick? Red Light Could Help

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shift workers are not only sleep-deprived, they could be at risk for serious illness. Researchers are trying to solve it.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

It's All in the Day's Work

Monday, February 24, 2014

From the October, 1943 WQXR Program Guide:

The author of this peek behind the scenes at WQXR is one of our program editors. His specialty is the lighter classics, and he knows that kind of music from Arensky to Ziehrer. Among the WQXR programs Mr. Simon produces are Just Music, The Maxwell House Dinner Concert, The American Express Cavalcade of Music and The Operetta Scrapbook.

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New Sounds

Light Works

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear some electronic music  by two German composers, both dealing with Light.  Karlheinz Stockhausen's Licht (Light) is a cycle of 7 "operas" - one for each day of the week.  Freitag (Friday) begins with an hour long electronic prelude and concludes with an hour long electronic postlude.  We'll hear excerpts from both the Friday Greeting and the Friday Farewell. 

 

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The Takeaway

Taking a Trip to Saturn, at The Speed of Light

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Comic book heroes travel at the speed of light, leaving the rest of us in the dust...until now. If Harold G. White gets his way, we’ll all eventually be traveling at the speed of light. White is a physicist and advanced propulsion engineer at NASA. He's been given a green light to begin looking at how we might move through space at what amounts to faster than the speed of light.

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Radiolab

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

On certain nights, as helicopters settle on the sandy ground in Afghanistan, the air mysteriously bursts into loops of light that trace the path of the helicopter blades; no one's sure what causes this; no one knows what to call these dazzling light displays — but a war photographer has given them a name — and thereby hangs a tale.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: Will Metro Do Away with its Mood Lighting?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Depending on your take, the lighting in D.C.'s Metro stations is either insufficient, charmingly subdued, or designed by someone scarred by the energy crisis of the 1970s.

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Radiolab

Behind the Scenes: Master of the Universe

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: if you haven’t listened to our Speed show yet, go do that right now, before you read any further. Then, take a look at some mind-bending behind-the-scenes images from the physicist in our "Master of the Universe" story.

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Radiolab

Master of the Universe

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

As faster and faster technology schools us with its super speed, we’re left looking for something, anything, we can beat. Enter Lene Vestergaard Hau, who has found a way to harness the one thing we all thought -- by its very nature -- was unbeatable.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NPR

If you are up in space looking down on America west of the Mississippi, one of the brightest patches of light at night is on the Great Plains in North Dakota. It's not a city, not a town, not a military installation. What is it?

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New Sounds

Light Works

Friday, October 26, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some electronic music  by two German composers, both dealing with Light.  Karlheinz Stockhausen's Licht (Light) is a cycle of 7 "operas" - one for each day of the week.  Freitag (Friday) begins with an hour long electronic prelude and concludes with an hour long electronic postlude.  We'll hear excerpts from both the Friday Greeting and the Friday Farewell. 

 

 

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Radiolab

Colors

Monday, May 21, 2012

Radiolab rips the rainbow a new one.

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Studio 360

Cinematographer John Bailey

Saturday, July 14, 2001

We visit the movie set of the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood with an artist whose medium is light and shadow.

(Originally aired: April 21, 2001)

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Studio 360

Lisa Yuskavage & Johannes Vermeer

Saturday, April 21, 2001

A contemporary artist of luminous paintings visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Vermeer and the Delft School, and shares her passion for the 16th-century Dutch master of light on canvas.

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