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Studio 360

A Hymn to Coal Miners Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Composer Julia Wolfe’s oratorio “Anthracite Fields” questions how we contribute to the environmental disaster that is coal mining.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners on The Leonard Lopate Show

Monday, April 20, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced today. Listen to our conversations with some of the winners.
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WQXR Blog

Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Monday, April 20, 2015

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields, a multimedia oratorio about the plight of Pennsylvania coal miners, has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for music.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Case Study: Toms River

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Dan Fagin won the Pulitzer Prize for his in-depth account of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, the children who were sickened and the community that fought back. 

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw

Friday, February 20, 2015

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, including the vocal acrobatics of the octet Roomful of Teeth. And more.

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Conducting Business

Cash Aside, Are Music Prizes Meaningful?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

How many big-money awards are given because of altruism and how many are, to put it frankly, good marketing gimmicks? Hear what two observers of the awards business have to say.

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Studio 360

John Luther Adams Composes Music Glaciers Would Like

Friday, October 10, 2014

Composer John Luther Adams won the Pulitzer Prize in music this year for Become Ocean. He was inspired by the melting of polar ice — but don’t call it political art.

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New Sounds

John Luther Adams: Become Ocean

Friday, October 03, 2014

On tonight’s New Sounds, immerse yourself in John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean, a forty-two-minute piece for large orchestra which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2014.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: John Luther Adams's Become Ocean Live at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Listen to the New York premiere of composer John Luther Adams's Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean as performed by the Seattle Symphony at Carnegie Hall May 6. We'll also stream the whole thing today at 3 pm.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pulitzer for Poetry

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This segment originally aired live on April 30, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on May 26th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

We conclude National Poetry Month with the author of this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection 3 SectionsBrooklyn poet and professor at Sarah Lawrence College, Vijay Seshadri, reads and talks about his poetry (and his life in cities starting in "B" - Bangalore, Brooklyn and Bronxville).

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Studio 360

Nerding Out with Ken Burns & Rebranding Marijuana

Friday, April 18, 2014

This week, Kurt Andersen calls a listener named Ken in New Hampshire who turns out to be Ken Burns, the filmmaker. Burns has a few good words for our latest listener challenge, like "a reel of documentary filmmakers" and "a scratch of DJs." We ask what a rebranding of marijuana ...

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Studio 360

Pulitzers: Making Up for a Sexist Past?

Friday, April 18, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize were announced this week, acknowledging the best in journalism as well as the arts. Donna Tartt won the prize for fiction for her third novel, The Goldfinch. The 784-page bestseller, which took Tartt eleven years to finish, is a Dickensian tale ...

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New Sounds

Musical Landscapes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Journey through musical landscapes from the likes of Karen Tanaka, Jim Fox, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams on this New Sounds show. Listen to an Arctic landscape from a live recording made by our sister station, Q2, at Le Poisson Rouge, featuring ACME, performing a work by John Luther Adams, “In a Treeless Place, Only Snow.”  Then, continue on in the icy sound-world with a work from Karen Tanaka, “Frozen Horizon.”  Also, listen to a work from the California-based composer and Cold Blue Music records founder, Jim Fox.  And more.

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WQXR Blog

John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Monday, April 14, 2014

John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music. Commissioned by Seattle Symphony, it carries a message about the impact of climate change.

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WNYC News

NY Poet and Science Journalist Win Pulitzers

Monday, April 14, 2014

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The winners of the Pulitzer Prize were announced today, and New York boasts four of the winners.

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WQXR Blog

Classical Music's Awards Season Heats Up

Friday, April 11, 2014

This Monday, the Pulitzer Prize in music will be handed out, the most high-profile – and debated – composition award around. It arrives in the midst of a busy awards season.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

From the recent New Sounds Live at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, listen to music by this year's Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw.  Hear works for both of her groups, the brilliant chamber band ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) and the vocal acrobatics of the octet Roomful of Teeth.  Plus, hear a surprise work featuring just Caroline Shaw herself -her voice and violin, with loops and processing - called "Study for Othmar Ammann." And more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chasing a Dream: Richard Russo Discusses His Memoir, Elsewhere

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"I was giving up something secure for something that, to her mind, was a dream." Richard Russo discusses his memoir Elsewhere, his path toward becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and his lifelong bond with his spirited mother.  

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck Writers Club: Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Ben Folds & Nick Hornby, Eddie Huang

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

In today's episode: Author Junot Diaz shares his Pick Three; Jennifer Egan talks about her rock novel A Visit From the Goon Squad; writer Nick Hornby and singer-songwriter Ben Folds discuss collaborating on an album; and restaurateur Eddie Huang talks about his hip-hop filled memoir, Fresh Off the Boat

The Brian Lehrer Show

Phone Records and Online Data Collection by Feds

Friday, June 07, 2013

Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on National Security Agency wiretapping during the Bush administration talks about the NSA's current collection of Verizon phone records and online data.  

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