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Radio Rookies

Remembering Keith Tingman Jr.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WNYC
It’s with deep sadness I’m writing this post. Radio Rookies has lost a valued member of our community. Former Rookie Reporter Keith Tingman died on February 12. We remember him here.
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The Takeaway

Bob Simon: Remembering a Legend

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Takeaway Host John Hockenberry remembers legendary journalist Bob Simon, who died in a car accident yesterday at the age of 73.

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WNYC News

Hours After Son's Inauguration, Mario Cuomo Dies at 82

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The three-term governor of New York died on the same day his son, Andrew, paid tribute to him during his inaugural address in New York City.

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The Takeaway

A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

For years, Tom Magliozzi and his brother Ray—"Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers"—gave listeners more than just car advice. They redefined what public radio could be.

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The Takeaway

Remembering The Legendary Ben Bradlee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No other man quite embodied the power of the press. He was an individual who faced down presidents, who trusted reporters by instinct—instincts that could fail him but rarely did.

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The Takeaway

Remembering The Creator of Modern Yoga

Thursday, August 21, 2014

B.K.S. Iyengar, the man credited with introducing yoga to the western world, died on Wednesday in the southern Indian city of Pune at the age of 95.

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Soundcheck

Remembering Gerry Goffin, And His Unusual Partnership With Carole King

Friday, June 20, 2014

Because of the Tony Award-winning musical Beautiful, Gerry Goffin's name recognition at the time of his death yesterday, at 75, was higher than it had been since the 1960s, when he and his first wife Carole King burst onto the American music scene with a string of enduring hits.. Host John Schaefer looks back at the many hits they penned together. 

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WQXR Blog

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Versatile Spanish Conductor, Dies at 80

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the Spanish conductor whose repertoire consisted of nearly 300 works, died on Wednesday in Pamplona, Spain.

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WQXR Blog

In Memoriam: Classical Musicians Who Died in 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The year 2013 saw the passing of conductors and composers, directors and singers, among others who contributed to classical music. Scroll through the slideshow, and click on the individual photos for a full obituary.

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WQXR Blog

John Tavener, Composer Associated with Beatles and Princess Diana, Dies at 69

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

John Tavener, an English composer known for his intensely spiritual works, died on Tuesday at his home in Dorset, England.

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WNYC News

Elaine Rivera, 54, Former WNYC Reporter

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Elaine Rivera, a compassionate, funny, incisive journalist who worked at WNYC from 2006 until 2009, has died. She was 54.

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Soundcheck

Cedar Walton And Marian McPartland: Two Piano Legends, Lives Long Intertwined

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Two luminaries in jazz died this week: Cedar Walton and Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland. Both pianists had long, fruitful and intertwining lives.

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Operavore

Remembering Regina Resnik

Monday, August 12, 2013

"The death of someone like Regina Resnik, which happened on August 8, just weeks before her 91st birthday, is akin to a library burning to the ground," writes Fred Plotkin in this appreciation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obituary of the Day: William Fine

Monday, May 20, 2013

New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald joins us every day during the drive to discuss one life featured in the obit page. Today: journalist and publisher William M. Fine, who helped shape New York's drug laws.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obituary of the Day: Geza Vermes

Friday, May 17, 2013

New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald joins us every day during the drive to discuss one life featured in the obit page. Today's person is the religious scholar Geza Vermes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obituary of the Day: Thomas M. Messer

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald joins us every day during the drive to discuss one life featured in the obit page. Today: museum director Thomas M. Messer.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

IRS Scandal; Roberts Court; Gender at Work; Daily Obit

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The White House is on the defensive this week. Hear about the latest on the various controversies in Washington. Plus: Supreme Court watcher Marcia Coyle on her new book The Roberts Court; John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and his co-author Barbara Annis of the new book on gender-based misunderstandings in the workplace; and New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald on the obituary of the day.

On The Media

Remembering Anthony Lewis

Friday, March 29, 2013

Anthony Lewis passed away this week at 85 after a long and storied career covering the Supreme Court for The New York Times. In a segment originally aired in 2008, Brooke spoke with Lewis about his book Freedom for the Thought We Hate, an examination of the First Amendment. He explained that the amendment that governs free speech and the press might not be as familiar as we think.

 

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Operavore

Mezzo-Soprano Risë Stevens Dies at 99

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mezzo-soprano opera star Risë Stevens, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 years spanning the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 99.

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