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The Leonard Lopate Show

Roommate Survival Stories and Advice

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Peter Elkind, editor-at-large at Fortune, describes the little-known visa-for-sale program that allows wealthy foreigners to obtain U.S. citizenship. We’ll find out how South Korea is becoming a global leader in business, technology, education, and pop culture. Richard House talks about his new crime conspiracy novel The Kills. We’ll discuss the rewarding, challenging and frustrating experiences of living with roommates.

Live Broadcasts

Listen: Naughton Sisters Play a Concert for Two Pianos in Central Park

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Hear the piano duo of Christina and Michelle Naughton play a concert at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Claudia Roth Pierpont and Sasha Frere-Jones on Nina Simone.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Claudia Roth Pierpont and Sasha Frere-Jones on Nina Simone.

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All Things Considered

Album Review: 'The Lagos Music Salon'

Monday, August 04, 2014

Somi is a jazz singer and songwriter currently based in New York City. Banning Eyre reviews her latest album, The Lagos Music Salon, a collection of songs composed while she lived in Lagos, Nigeria.

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World Cafe Next: Floating Action

Monday, August 04, 2014

Though he sometimes works with Jim James and Dan Auerbach, Floating Action's Seth Kaufmann saves much of his best material for himself. Hear and download two songs from his upcoming album.

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Fresh Air

Spoon Wants Your Soul

Monday, August 04, 2014

They Want My Soul is another fine Spoon album in a career that has now come to display a remarkable consistency

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Soundcheck

David Gray: Striking Melodies Set To Ornate Ambience

Monday, August 04, 2014

The British pop singer-songwriter turned to trip-hop producer Andy Barlow to craft his new sonically-enhanced songs. Hear him perform a few selections from Mutineers -- as well as a tune from his breakthrough record, White Ladder -- in the Soundcheck studio.

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Metropolis: 8/2/14

Monday, August 04, 2014

Hear the latest two-hour electronic dance music and house mix, curated by KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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The Family Crest: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 04, 2014

The band features seven players with training in classical and jazz, as well as instruments such as violin, cello, upright bass, flute, trombone, drums, guitar and Liam McCormick's powerhouse voice.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Levity and Vigor in the Concertos of the Late Peter Lieberson

Monday, August 04, 2014

The late composer Peter Lieberson found inspiration in the poetry of Pablo Neruda for his Piano Concerto No. 3, and simply in his love of the sound of the viola for his Viola Concerto. Stream both pieces all this week. 

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Rock 'N' Roll Pioneer's Remains Removed From Rock Hall Of Fame

Monday, August 04, 2014

Disc jockey Alan Freed, credited with coining the term "rock 'n' roll," will be honored instead with a display of his microphones, which the Cleveland museum considers a more appropriate tribute.

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The Jonathan Channel

Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is committed to bringing you great music - it's our job. Each week, we compile a concert calendar that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan. In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for August 4 - 10. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Steve Post

Monday, August 04, 2014

The former WNYC host and world-class curmudgeon's program "Morning Music” ran for two decades.

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The Greene Space

MUSIC | Hear the Traditional Irish Music Featured in Dubliners: A Quartet

Monday, August 04, 2014

James Joyce's writing is known for its rhythmic quality. And of course, music and song are deeply ingrained in Irish culture and storytelling. 

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Studio 360

Video: Lydia Loveless, "Blind" (Live)

Monday, August 04, 2014

The last thing you’d expect to hear out of country crooner Lydia Loveless is a pop song. But when she launches into a Kesha’s “Blind” — sans Autotune or a distracting dance beat — it seems like the song has been waiting for her all along.

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, August 04, 2014

Maybe you missed Jonathan's weekend shows? Rest assured they were what you have come to expect: well-curated shows, full of rare recordings and timeless songs. Just in case you missed any of it, we've put compiled Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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Operavore

In the Footsteps of Richard Wagner: Bayreuth

Monday, August 04, 2014

Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin writes about Wagner's influences on Bayreuth.

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All Things Considered

Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

Monday, August 04, 2014

Petty says his new album, Hypnotic Eye, takes an observational look at the American dream: "I don't really take a side," he says. "I just invented characters that had their points of view."

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The Takeaway

Looking For the Song of The Summer of 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

Last summer’s anthem was unquestionably Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Yet, midway through the hottest months of 2014, there’s still no clear front-runner for the song of the summer. Is there an anthem for the summer of 2014?

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First Listen: Porter Robinson, 'Worlds'

Monday, August 04, 2014

Robinson is already headlining major EDM festivals, and with his debut album, he pivots away from trends to explore a virtual fantasy world inspired by video games, anime and M83.

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