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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Introducing Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, the Showcase introduces Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko, the gold medalist at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cheating Teachers and Failing Hospitals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv investigates a widespread, long-term culture of cheating among educators in Atlanta’s public-school district—and the pressure that test score targets put on schools. Director Adam Kahan discusses his documentary about the one-of-a-kind instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Edan Lepucki talks about her debut novel, California, which imagines a frighteningly realistic dystopian future. Plus, we’ll examine the distressed healthcare system in Brooklyn and find out why so many of the borough’s hospitals are struggling.

All Things Considered

D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On a visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by his baritone and his apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington to the studio.

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Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

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All Things Considered

Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The "boom-chicka-boom" of Johnny Cash's guitar. The ghostly echo on Elvis Presley's voice. More than 60 years after these early recordings, the studio is still making music the old-fashioned way.

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Soundcheck

Sharon Jones: Back On Her Feet, And Back On The Road

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sharon Jones is known for her vintage soul sound and her irrepressible on-stage energy. But a recent battle with cancer put her career on hold — and made her doubt that she'd ever sing again. Jones talks about that struggle, and about her latest album, Give the People What They Want.

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Soundcheck

Pick Three: WDET's Ann Delisi Shares Three Songs From '94

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WDET's Ann Delisi shares her three favorite songs from the summer of 1994. 

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New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On this week's All Songs Considered, a premiere from the The Rentals and new music from Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto and more!

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America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams — son of composer John Adams — and watch the orchestra's signature encore, from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Music Brings Ailing Brains Thrillingly to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The documentary “Alive Inside” examines at the power music has to reawaken memories in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A straightforward storyteller, Keith Latinen works in details and similes, not abstraction and metaphor. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.

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Ben Watt On World Cafe

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The former member of Everything But The Girl performs three songs and discusses his career.

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99% Invisible

124- Longbox

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reporter Whitney Jones argues that R.E.M.’s Out of Time is the most politically significant album in the history of the United States. Because of its packaging.

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Pitch

Season 2 Sneak Peek

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pitch is back!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We’ll take a look at the psychology behind hoarding and how we can learn to purge what we don’t need and live with less. Michael Rossato-Bennett on his documentary “Alive Inside,” about the healing power of music. He’ll be joined by Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, who uses music to treat Alzheimer’s patients. We’ll find out about how the things Marlon Brando read, collected, and cared about influenced his performances. Ian Gordon, editor at Mother Jones magazine, on what happens to the unaccompanied child immigrants who are sent back home after they’ve crossed into the United States.

Soundcheck

Sharon Jones On Fighting Cancer And Her Latest Album; Summer '94 Pick Three; Bell X1 Plays Live

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In this episode: Sharon Jones is one of soul music’s most magnetic and energetic stars. But last year, she was diagnosed with cancer – and it almost took her life. Now, seven months after it was announced that her cancer was in remission, she’s back and on the road again with her band, The Dap-Kings. She talks her about her treatment and her upcoming VH1 special, and listen to some of her most recent album Give The People What They Want.

Then: Ann Delisi of WDET in Detroit shares a Summer ’94-themed playlist of three of her favorite songs from Jeff Buckley, Massive Attack and Beck.

And: Irish band Bell X1 performs songs from its latest album, Chop Chop, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Watch: PHOX, Live On Soundcheck

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Watch the Wisconsin indie pop sextet perform songs from its charismatic and soaring debut album.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Arto Lindsay

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ARTIST: Arto Lindsay

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Arto Lindsay, 'Personagem'

 

GIG: Tonight at 8pm at Le Poisson Rouge.

During a long career, the musician and producer Arto Lindsay has worked in so many different styles, it was perfectly reasonable to call his new CD retrospective The Encyclopedia of Arto. A member of New York’s so-called “No Wave” scene of the 1970's, Lindsay is a pioneer of modern experimental music, while embracing jazz, funk and the sounds of his Brazilian homeland. Here’s the song “Personagem.”

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Meet the Composer

Preview: Andrew Norman: Better Living Through Architecture

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Preview the second episode of Meet the Composer, featuring guest Andrew Norman. The podcast will be available on July 29 and stream on Q2 Music at 7 pm. 

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New Sounds

Music from Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Listen to music from Niger, Mali, Senegal and Uganda on this New Sounds program.  Hear selections from “Delicious Peace,” a new collection of songs by the Peace Kawomera (“Delicious Peace”) interfaith fair trade coffee farmers from Uganda.  The songs, each sung in the regional language, are about the economic benefits of growing coffee, to the importance of peace among different regions, encouraging neighbors to join the cooperative and teaching methods for producing higher quality coffee. Rather than being harvest songs, these are performed at community gatherings, at meetings of the cooperative, and at wedding receptions of members.  

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