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Yo-Yo Ma

Friday, January 16, 2009

The virtuoso cellist performs in a quartet with Itzhak Perlman at Inauguration this week. He's a household name, but as Ma told Kurt when he performed in our studio, he loves collaboration.

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Svet-bama

Friday, January 16, 2009

In her one-woman shows Iris Bahr uses an amazing arsenal of characters whom she writes and performs. One of them is Svetlana, the Russian prostitute with serious pretensions. She's something of a cultural commentator, and she has her own ideas about the transfer of power.

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"Tennessee Blues"

Friday, January 02, 2009

Steve Earle performs this song about leaving his adopted home of Nashville with no regrets.

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Bonus Track: "Days Aren't Long Enough"

Friday, January 02, 2009

Allison and Steve perform their duet from Washington Square Serenade.

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"City of Immigrants"

Friday, January 02, 2009

Steve Earle's wife and musical collaborator, Allison Moorer, joins Earle on this love song to their new hometown.

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Nereida Comes to America

Friday, January 02, 2009

Sarah Jones channels a young Dominican immigrant living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. "Nereida" tells her story about her family’s first miracle in America.

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Ask a Harvard Psychologist

Friday, January 02, 2009

Howard Gardner, who developed the theory of multiple intelligences, joins Kurt and Sarah on stage for a session of free advice. He analyzes audience members’ big life-changing moments, and gets Sarah to fess up about how her impersonation skills came in handy when playing hooky from ...

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Bill T. Jones on Fela Kuti

Friday, December 19, 2008

What Achebe did for literature, Fela Kuti did for music. The Nigerian composer and father of Afrobeat inspired a generation of artists--one of whom is choreographer Bill T. Jones. Kurt talks with Jones about his musical "Fela!" which celebrates the art and life of ...

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Unsilent Night

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's become a holiday tradition: every year, hundreds of people gather with boomboxes to perform Phil Kline's ambient, techno Christmas carol called "Unsilent Night." Jonathan Mitchell went along for the ride.

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Web Extra: "Obama"

Friday, December 19, 2008

Listen to the track from Extra Golden's latest album, "Hera Ma Nono."

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The Museum of Humans

Friday, December 12, 2008

What if aliens wiped out the human race and took over Earth? What would they do with human artifacts? Fast forward to 3008 and listen in on a pair of aliens as they get a guided tour of the “Museum of Humans.” Actors: Bob Koherr,

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Take Me to Your Leader

Friday, December 12, 2008

Uninvited visitors arrive in a new world, seize the land, and take human lives. Native Americans know this scenario well. Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky looks into the alien invasion narrative and the historical and psychological baggage that comes with it.

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Bonus Track: "Eine Kleine Mitternacht Musik"

Friday, December 05, 2008

Simone Dinnerstein performs the piece by George Crumb live in Studio 360.

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Tesla vs. Edison

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tesla’s biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison’s monopoly on DC power. Mike Daisey is an author and monologuist who performs a one-man show about Tesla, and he tells us how AC/DC isn’t just a band.

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Attack of the Giant Chihuahuas

Friday, November 21, 2008

Attack of the Giant Chihuahuas

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: "Lela Pala Tute"

Friday, November 07, 2008

Eugene Hutz performs the song live in Studio 360.

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Black Watch

Friday, October 31, 2008

In 2004, a regiment of Scottish soldiers known as Black Watch was sent to fight in the Iraq War. They were deployed to a region that has come to be known as the “Triangle of Death.” Gregory Burke based his play Black Watch (now up ...

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Sounding Black

Friday, October 24, 2008

Black is not just a skin color; it’s a quality of voice. Sarah Jones, the Tony Award-winning performer, talks with linguist John McWhorter about what it means to sound black today. They look at how Barack Obama has used “blaccent” to drive audiences wild. ...

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Magic Politicians

Friday, October 24, 2008

A good magic trick isn’t just a trick – it’s a story wrapped around a trick. Magicians distract their audiences with professional smooth talk called patter, and it sounds eerily similar to what politicians deliver in debates and on the stump. Magicians Steven Cohen,

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Erik Friedlander

Friday, October 17, 2008

In the 1960s and 70s, Lee Friedlander took his family on summer road trips, and took pictures that established him as a great American photographer. Erik Friedlander, his son, grew up to be an innovative cellist. Kurt talks with him about his

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