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The Greene Space

Violinist Nicola Benedetti performs 'Por Una Cabeza' from the film 'Scent of a Woman' in a live broadcast for WQXR

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, one of classical music's fast-rising stars, visited The Greene Space recently to give her only New York concert of the season in a live broadcast for WQXR.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: We Saw You're a Boob Edition

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Slate critics Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, Jody Rosen and David Haglund weigh in on the Oscars, the Harlem Shake meme and the HBO series "Enlightened."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Recap: The Good, The Bad and The Quite Bad

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dana Stevens, film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, and Alan Sepinwall, TV critic for HitFix, talk with Brian Lehrer about last night's Academy Awards.

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Fishko Files

Kingdom of Oscar

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I’m rooting for one of my favorite films of last year, “Moonrise Kingdom,” to get the best screenplay Oscar.

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Fishko Files

Edith Head

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Motion Picture Academy has recently created an official “Costume Designer’s Branch” of the organization, for the first time.  That seems a good reason to hear more about legendary Costume Designer Edith Head, whom WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us is still the most Oscar-nominated, Academy Award-winning woman in Oscar history.

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Movies on the Radio

Music by the Oscar Contenders

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Host David Garland gives listeners the chance to evaluate the contenders by presenting music from this years Oscar nominees for best musical score.

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Operavore

Opera at the Movies

Saturday, February 23, 2013

When emotion is more profound, more extreme, more all-consuming than movies can portray, filmmakers traditionally turn to one source: Opera. This week's episode is online for streaming.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Don’t Call Them Hipster Dads Edition

Saturday, February 23, 2013

On this week’s episode, Gabfest panelists talk about "Life is But a Dream," the documentary about Beyoncé that is written, directed by, and starring … Beyoncé. 

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WNYC News

Movie Date: Oscar Weekend

Friday, February 22, 2013

It’s Oscar weekend, and we’ celebrate the big event with our movie date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer. They’re the hosts of WNYC’s first-ever Academy Awards special, Movie Date Presents: Oscar…Totally Naked.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Preview with Kristen and Rafer

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Oscars are here, and everyone has an opinion. The hosts of the "Movie Date" podcast, Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer culture producer for The Takeaway, preview this weekend's Academy Awards. Rafer and Kristen are also hosts of the special broadcast "Oscar: Totally Naked" -- listen to it below or download it here.

The special airs at 2 and 9 today on WNYC-FM, tomorrow at 6pm on AM820, and again on Sunday at 7pm, just before the Oscars, on WNYC-FM

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The Takeaway

Oscars Countdown!

Friday, February 22, 2013

We’re just two days away from the Oscars, and we’re pleased to announce that our very own Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, are hosting their first hour-long special for the public radio airwaves called "Oscar…Totally Naked." To give you a flavor of what their special includes, Rafer and Kristen share some highlights.

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Studio 360

Oscar Trivia: Who was the model for the Oscar statue?

Friday, February 22, 2013

At the Academy Awards, the Oscar statuette is as iconic as the gowns and the red carpet. But did you know Oscar’s name isn’t Oscar? Those broad shoulders belonged to Emilio Fernandez — a.k.a. “El Indio.” He was an actor, a screenwriter, and one of the great directors from the ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

You Predict the Oscars: Who WILL Win, and Who SHOULD Win?

Friday, February 22, 2013

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On The Media

The Latest Federal Budget Crisis, Predicting the Oscars, and More

Friday, February 22, 2013

Why federal budget crises seem to happen every month, covering the Vatican from a world away, and using election prediction models to forecast the winners of the 85th Academy Awards.

On The Media

Predicting Oscar Winners

Friday, February 22, 2013

The prediction models used to forecast the outcome of the 2012 presidential elections are now being used on another major event: the Academy Awards. Bob speaks with Microsoft researcher David Rothschild about his predictions for the 2013 Oscars.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Bonus: Interviews with Documentary Directors

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Each year, The Brian Lehrer Show interviews the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated documentary features. Here we've compiled all five interviews into one podcast.

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Soundcheck

The Academy Awards: Music's Second Biggest Night?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Grammy Awards refer to themselves as “Music’s Biggest Night” – but this year, there’s another awards show that appears to be reaching for the title. This upcoming weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be quite the musical event, with announced performances from Adele, Norah Jones, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, and the evening's host, Seth MacFarlane.

We talk with Melena Ryzik, New York Times culture reporter and blogger for their Carpetbagger blog, about why the show has embraced live music so fully this year -- and what to expect in the major musical awards categories. 

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WNYC News

Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Oscar...Totally Naked" is an Oscar special hosted by Kristen Meinzer of The Takeaway and Rafer Guzman of Newsday. Listen to this hour-long spectacular, which pulls back the velvet curtain on Hollywood's biggest night.

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Soundcheck

Joshua Bell Can Conduct, Too; Matmos Reads Our Minds; Music At The Oscars

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In this episode: Violinist Joshua Bell joins us to explain how he ended up becoming the new the music director and conductor of the renowned London-based chamber ensemble Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – and, he plays live.

Plus: The upcoming Academy Awards ceremony seems to be getting more musical by the day. We talk with New York Times writer Melena Ryzik about the live performances planned for the ceremony -- and who might take home the Oscar for best original song and score. 

And: The band known as Matmos has been making its own quirky, creative brand of electronic music since 1997. Their latest album is centered on paranormal brain activity – specifically, telepathy. We’re reading your mind, and know that you will enjoy this interview.

Features

Movie Date: Bad Oscars

Friday, February 15, 2013

We’re only a week away from Oscar weekend, and while the awards show is undeniably the biggest in Hollywood, it’s also considered the corniest, most overblown event – even by the biggest movie fans. How bad is it?

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