Spinning On Earth - An Earth Day Special on Climate Change with Patti Smith, Pathway to Paris, and More
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Songwriter, singer, poet, memoirist, artist, icon Patti Smith performs in WNYC's The Greene Space. In a program of songs and poetry coordinated by her daughter Jesse Paris Smith, Patti Smith performs with Tree Laboratory (Jesse Paris Smith and Eric Hoegemeyer) and her long-time collaborator guitarist Lenny Kaye. David Garland presents these highlights from the April 23rd performance.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith opened an evening of music and poetry in The Greene Space by reading these lines from T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Wasteland":
Sunday, April 06, 2014
On Wednesday, April 23, Spinning On Air will present a special event in the Greene Space, "Mixing Memory and Desire: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Sound, and Remembrance," with Jesse Paris Smith, Eric Hoegemeyer, and Patti Smith. The event is sold out, but will be broadcast on Spinning On Air April 27. In this program David Garland presents some highlights of past work by Patti Smith and Tree Laboratory, to give some idea of what their Greene Space performance might be like.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Sherill Tippins, author of Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel, talks with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about some of the Chelsea 's many stories, and how it was designed from the beginning to foster creativity.
Friday, December 06, 2013
For a long time, Lynn Goldsmith didn’t want to be known as a “rock and roll photographer.” Yet with her new book, Rock And Roll Stories, she’s embraced the label. The collection collects four decades worth of photos and behind-the-scenes tales about music's biggest stars.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
In this episode: Author Khaled Hosseini talks about one of his favorite musicians of all time: Ahmad Zahir, the so-called “Elvis of Afghanistan.” Musician Patti Smith talks about her latest album, Banga. Singer-songwriter Martha Redbone sets the poetry of English poet William Blake into song. And, writer Jonathan Lethem talks about the music essays in his collection The Ecstasy of Influence.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Patti Smith’s latest album, Banga, is her first since winning the 2010 National Book Award for her acclaimed memoir, Just Kids. Now, reaching out to a far larger potential audience than any she’s had before, the original High Priestess of Punk returns with an album that’s full of poetic invention, allusions to explorers and journeys both literal and metaphysical, and a surprising amount of pop culture references.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
By Douglas Q. Smith : WNYC Culture Producer
On Wednesday night, November 17, Patti Smith won the 2010 National Book Award in the Non-fiction category for her memoir, "Just Kids."
Friday, August 27, 2010
Studio 360 checks in on the rebuilding of New Orleans, five years after Katrina. Kurt talks to urban planners who have followed every step of the city's recovery, and New Orleans residents tell their own rebuilding stories. Connie Britton reveals the secret to playing a mother, wife, and high school principal on the television show “Friday Night Lights.” And punk rock's "godmother" Patti Smith talks about a documentary on her life that's been 11 years in the making.
Friday, May 07, 2010
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
Patti Smith spoke with Jonathan Lethem about writing, CBGB, and New York nostalgia for the PEN World Voice Festival. Listen to their conversation and Smith's song about William Blake.
Friday, December 25, 2009
The game's afoot -- from Baker Street to Minnesota to Kathmandu. We'll follow the clues to decipher how Sherlock Holmes has stayed fresh for more than a century. We'll meet "Sherlock Holmes in sneakers" -- 5th grade detective "Encyclopedia Brown" -- and also the creator of hit TV show "House," whose powers (and weaknesses) are modeled on Holmes'. Plus, a conversation with rock and roll poet Patti Smith, who is the subject of a new documentary airing on PBS.