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City Readies For Summer Streets

Thursday, August 07, 2008

This Saturday walkers, skaters, and cyclists will take control of a seven mile stretch of Manhattan, from East 72nd Street down to the Brooklyn Bridge. WNYC's Arun Venugopal was with the Mayor today, when he announced a celebration of Summer Streets.

AMBI: Chinese music

It's not easy ...

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WNYC News

City's Homeless Plan Falling Short, Report Says

Thursday, August 07, 2008

An ambitious plan to bring down the level of homelessness in New York City is falling short, according to an assessment issued today by the Independent Budget Office.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg set a goal of reducing homelessness by 2/3 as of 2009. While the city has ...

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Hopes Olympics put Spotlight on China

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says when the Olympic Games begin tomorrow in Beijing, he hopes the attention will highlight the progress he says has taken place in China. He said the Olympics also provide a stage for the United States to promote democracy in China.

BLOOMBERG: And ...

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Soundcheck

Mike Doughty

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Mike Doughty left the successful alternative act Soul Coughing in 2000 to launch a solo career. His second official album, "Golden Delicious," is filled with quirky candy pop, including '80s-culture exploration "27 Jennifers" and "Fort Hood." The latter laments loss of innocence for American soldiers ("See them coming back, motionless, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

State Budget Woes

Monday, August 04, 2008

Dan Cantor, Executive Director of the Working Families Party, and Carol Kellermann, President of the Citizens Budget Commission, talk about New York State's fiscal crisis. Plus, Nicole Gelinas, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor to its City Journal, says that both the ...

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New Sounds

Preaching to the Choir

Monday, August 04, 2008

The only show that could ever reach you, would be the one built around the voice of preachers. And that's what we'll hear on this episode of New Sounds. There's Steve Reich's classic "It's Gonna Rain," when he stumbled upon the out-of-sync patterns created with two cheap tape recorders, playing ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Critical Mass and the NYPD

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In light of the recent YouTube video that captured an NYPD officer assaulting a Critical Mass bicyclist, New York Times reporter Jim Dwyer discusses the incident and the larger issues presented by Critical Mass bicycle rides.

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New Sounds

Bang On A Can Marathon 2008, Part II

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

There's more music from the 2008 edition of new music’s biggest annual party, the Bang On A Can Marathon at the World Financial Center. For this New Sounds, expect music from Caleb Burhans, who is running in multiple music circles these days, with Alarm Will Sound, and the chamber duo ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Arts in the Parks

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We look into where free, large-scale performing arts festivals are happening in New York – and whether underserved communities are getting their fair share of them. Leonard talks to David Rivel, executive director of the City Parks Foundation. Also here is bachata music star Toby Love, who will ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New Yorkers’ Favorite Foods

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Steve Jenkins, grocer extraordinaire at Fairway, tells us what kinds of food appeal most to New Yorkers, and how he keeps one of the best-known grocery stores in New York running smoothly. His new book is The Food Life.

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New Sounds

The Brazilian Guitar

Friday, July 25, 2008

Listen to highlights from the New York Guitar Festival Brazil-athon at the 92 Street Y from early 2008, featuring live music by Sergio Assad and Odair Assad, and the amazing 7-string player Yamandu Costa. Plus, there's music from Brazilian jazz guitar whiz Romero Lumbambo and something from guitarist/composer/singer/percussionist Celso Machado, ...

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New Sounds

Cherchez la femme

Friday, July 18, 2008

Contrary to the origins of the phrase, this New Sounds program showcases works celebrating the female voice. Hear music that spans centuries and crosses cultures, including creations from Lisa Gerrard, Mediaeval Baebes, and Muriel Louveau. Also, Canadian vocalist and composer Laurel MacDonald contributes richly-textured music featuring eclectic instrumentation and soundscapes ...

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Lang Lang

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

25-year-old pianist Lang Lang is one of the most talked-about classical musicians of our day. He joins us to share his new memoir "Journey of a Thousand Miles," which chronicles his journey from an industrial city in northern China to his difficult years in Beijing to his success today.

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Malcolm McLaren

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

He managed Sid Vicious, and ran for Mayor of London. Now, Malcolm McLaren is taking on Times Square. He tells us about his latest project, setting old stag film footage to a new rock 'n roll soundtrack and showing it outside at 44th and Broadway.

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Soundcheck

New York's Club Shuffle

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Keeping up with the city's ever-evolving club scene is a part-time job. Joining us to give us the latest overview of who's in, who's out -- and who's moved -- are Time Out New York music editor Mike Wolf, Le Poisson Rouge co-owner David Handler, and Galapagos director Robert Elmes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Being Critical

Tuesday, April 09, 1996

In 1996, Leonard sat down with three New York film critics to talk about their work and how the reviews they write affect the movie business. Armond White, then of the City Sun, Georgia Brown, a critic for the Village Voice, and David Kerr, then of the Daily News discuss ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Louis Auchincloss

Wednesday, January 10, 1990

Louis Auchincloss, the dapper Wall Street lawyer and old school New Yorker who published over 60 works of fiction, biography, and literary criticism, died recently at the age of 92. He was often compared to William Dean Howells and Edith Wharton, and he brought a fondness, with an incisive edge, ...

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