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Video: Composer-Pianist Vijay Iyer's Harlem Home

Monday, April 21, 2014

For the second episode of Q2 Spaces's second season, we tour the Harlem apartment of pianist, composer and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer. Watch the full episode now.

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WQXR Blog

Classical Music's Awards Season Heats Up

Friday, April 11, 2014

This Monday, the Pulitzer Prize in music will be handed out, the most high-profile – and debated – composition award around. It arrives in the midst of a busy awards season.

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Hammered!

Curatorial Genius: Revisiting Jeremy Denk's American Mavericks

Monday, September 30, 2013

To honor the pianist and newly-minted MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk, we revisit the programs of his weeklong Hammered! residency from the 2012 American Mavericks Festival.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

MacArthur Geniuses on Health Policy

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, Camden physician and founder and executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and Julie Livingston, public health historian and anthropologist at Rutgers University, have been named as 2013 MacArthur "Geniuses." They'll talk about their fellowship and their work in public health.

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Soundcheck

Jeremy Denk And Vijay Iyer On Receiving MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grants'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and classical pianist Jeremy Denk are among this year's recipients of the 24 MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

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The Takeaway

2013 MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The winners of the MacArthur Genius Grants were announced today—winners are awarded $625,000. Jeremy Denk is one of those fellows. Mr. Denk is a concert pianist on the faculty at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. He joins us today to discuss his work and his next steps as a MacArthur Genius.

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WQXR Blog

Pianist Jeremy Denk Among MacArthur Foundation Winners

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jeremy Denk, a classical pianist with a literary streak, is among the winners of the 2013 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.

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The Takeaway

MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winner Maria Chudnovsky on Graph Theory

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This year’s fellows include novelist Junot Diaz, filmmaker Natalia Almada, Washington Post reporter David Finkel, Harvard economist Raj Chetty, and Maria Chudnovsky, associate professor of industrial engineering and operations research at Columbia University.

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WQXR Blog

2012 MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded to Flutist, Bowmaker, Mandolinist

Monday, October 01, 2012

The flutist Claire Chase, bow maker Benoit Rolland and mandolin player Chris Thile are among the recipients of this year's "genius grants."

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Radiolab

Holy Genius, Abumrad

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So, turns out...Jad is totally a Genius--he just got word he's been named a MacArthur Fellow. Go Jad! Team Radiolab salutes you! Now hurry up and finish the podcast so we can parade you around and celebrate!

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The Takeaway

MacArthur 'Genius' Award Winner Jad Abumrad

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2011 "genius grants." Among this year's fellows are an architect, a scientist, a children's choir founder, and a familiar face to the staff of The Takeaway and our co-producer WNYC. Jad Abumrad, host of WNYC's Radiolab, just found out a few days ago he would receive one of the $500,000 grants. John and Celeste ask him about the honor. (Watch a video about Abumrad after the jump.)

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Studio 360

Saul Griffith

Friday, July 17, 2009

In an age of hyperspecialization, Saul Griffith is an old-school inventor. A MacArthur "genius," his work includes a new way to manufacture eyeglasses, kites that generate power, and rope that knows how much weight it carries. Griffith explains how to get kids excited about inventing our future: send ...

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Studio 360

Osvaldo Golijov

Friday, September 29, 2006

Critics have said that Osvaldo Golijov may be the first significant classical music composer to define the sound of the 21st century. It's part of the reason why he was named a MacArthur fellow in 2003. Jeff Lunden spoke with Golijov about his love ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Kara Walker

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Kurt Andersen and artist Kara Walker talk about creative darkness — from literal shadows to conceptual creepiness.

Artist Kara Walker is best known for cut-out silhouettes based on highly charged images of slavery and its legacy. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the San Francisco ...

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