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Poet Rae Armantrout on Reading Poetry Out Loud

Sunday, April 26, 2015

You know poems can be different things to different people: solace, a call to action, beauty. A reflection on war. But to Rae Armantrout there’s one thing that all poetry should be - read out loud.



Caroline Shaw Talks Square Dancing, Bach, And Winning A Pulitzer Prize At 30

Friday, May 03, 2013

Two weeks ago, the New York violinist, vocalist and composer Caroline Shaw became the youngest person to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. She talks about her award-winning composition.


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Herman Wouk Bucks Literary Trends to Produce Best-Selling Novels

Friday, January 25, 2013


Herman Wouk, appearing in this 1955  Books and Authors Luncheon, contests what he perceives as the common view of his being "a conformist." 

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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Defends His Account of JFK's Administration

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


In this speech at a Books and Authors Luncheon in 1965, the former special assistant to the president answers his critics and defends his insider's view of the Kennedy administration.  

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Kudos to two very different musicians

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two musical awards are announced - one national, the other local.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Great Migration

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, talks about her book, now in paperback, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration,  as listeners share their families' stories of moving away from the Jim Crow south.

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And The Winner Is(n't) ...

Monday, March 07, 2011

This week on Hammered! we survey one way to look at the American music scene: through the eyes of the Pulitzer Prize committee. Our program includes winners and, sometimes more interestingly, runners up for the Pulitzer Prize in music. Read our disclaimer!

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The Takeaway

ProPublica Editor on Pulitzer Wins

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The winners of the most prestigious honor in newspaper journalism were announced yesterday. The Pulitzer Prize committee gave four awards to The Washington Post and following close behind was The New York Times. Notably, one of the awards granted The New York Times was shared by the nonprofit investigative news organization, ProPublica, which is a new kind of journalistic outfit.


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Jennifer Higdon Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Monday, April 12, 2010

Composer Jennifer Higdon has won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto. Higdon is one of America's most frequently performed composers. She spoke to WNYC's Soundcheck about winning the prize.

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