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Radiolab

Letting the Devil Tune Your Guitar

Thursday, November 28, 2013

In this short, we go looking for the devil, and find ourselves tangled in a web of details surrounding one of the most haunting figures in music -- a legendary guitarist whose shadowy life spawned a legend so powerful, it's still being repeated... even by fans who don't believe a ...

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Radiolab

The Power of Music

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The physical and psychological power of music... from a Disco hit that saves lives, to Beethoven's drive to push listeners to the brink.

 

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WNYC News

Bronx DA Talks Stop-and-Frisk, Performance Numbers

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that the NYPD acted unconstitutionally when making stops outside certain private apartment buildings in the Bronx. There, officers have to be interviewed before these types of cases proceed. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said that’s made a difference.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Say Bronx DA Should Review Policy Change

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg came out strongly against Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson’s decision to limit prosecutions of people arrested for trespassing in public housing or in selected private buildings.

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Soundcheck

Robert Johnson At The Crossroads: What Really Happened?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Recently, Radiolab host Jad Abumrad started wondering about the legend of bluesman Robert Johnson. You know, the one where he goes down to the crossroads and sells his soul to the devil in return for unnatural guitar ability. What you don’t know, and what Jad found out, is that the truth is far stranger than the fiction. He’ll join us to share the story. 

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Radiolab

Crossroads Music

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

We discovered a ton of amazing music while putting together our story about the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson (which you can hear in our show The Power of Music). Check out the line-up here -- if you listen through, you end up with something of a history of the roots of rock n' roll.

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Radiolab

Crossroads

Monday, April 16, 2012

In this short, we go looking for the devil, and find ourselves tangled in a web of details surrounding one of the most haunting figures in music--a legendary guitarist whose shadowy life spawned a legend so powerful, it's still being repeated...even by fans who don't believe a word of it.

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Soundcheck

Recordings – Documents or Artifice?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sometimes a recording is more than just a document of a band's sound. 

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New Sounds

New Blues

Friday, July 04, 2008

Take part of some new blues on this edition of New Sounds. As part of the overwhelmingly successful film (and its soundtrack), "O Brother Where Art Thou," Louisiana bluesman Chris Thomas King seems to be a bridge between blues and hip-hop, with his rapped lyrics and dj scratching. We’ll listen ...

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