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WQXR Features

Bring on the Spring with Music and a Cleaning Consultation

Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome the vernal equinox with spring-themed music – and an opportunity to get some help with your spring cleaning.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Language of Spring with Patricia T. O'Conner

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Our word maven Patricia T. O’Conner returns! She’ll discuss the language of Spring and of the seasons.

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WNYC News

It's Not Quite Spring, But We'll Take It

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The warmer temperatures in this week's forecast should at least be enough to get a break from those puffy down jackets and melt those piles of black snow.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Behold the Power of the Pea

Friday, June 06, 2014

Cookbook authors Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, aka "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," explain why those peas at your farmers market might be less sweet than what's in the frozen foods section of your grocery store. They also share their recipe for spring pea soup. 

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Gild This Edition

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss French economist Thomas Picketty and his intellectual blockbuster, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," comedian John Oliver's weekly fake-news show, and spring cleaning with...

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Music

Terrance McKnight: Debussy, 'Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun'

Friday, April 18, 2014

Not quite feeling Spring-ish? Listen to Terrance McKnight, WQXR weekday evening host. tell you why the song "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" by Claude Debussy - reminds him of Spring.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Five-Boro Birding

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring is in the air, and so are tons of birds. Here's a guide to spotting those red-tailed hawks and swallow-tailed kites as they migrate through New York City.

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Music

Naomi Lewin: Mozart, 'Longing for Spring'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Do you want to know why Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s song “Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling” – Longing for Spring, is WQXR's Naomi Lewin's Spring song reminder? Just have a listen

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Music

Anna Sale: The Shermans, 'Finally April'

Monday, April 07, 2014

Find out why "Finally April" by The Shermans reminds WNYC's Anna Sale of Spring.

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Music

Leonard Lopate: Clifford Brown, 'Joy Spring'

Friday, April 04, 2014

Do you want to know which song reminds Leonard Lopate, host of WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show of Spring? Have a listen to Leonard talk about Clifford Brown's "Joy Spring."

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Music

Marc Garber: Electric Light Orchestra, 'Mr. Blue Sky'

Friday, April 04, 2014

Spring is in the air so let WNYC's Marc Garber explain to you why "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra is a great Spring reminder.

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Music

Amy Eddings: Mike Errico, 'Springtime'

Friday, April 04, 2014

Not quite feeling Spring-ish? Listen to Amy Eddings, local host of “All Things Considered,” tell you why the song "Springtime" by Mike Errico reminds her of Spring.

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Music

Jeff Spurgeon: Ottorino Respighi, 'La Primavera'

Friday, April 04, 2014

Which song reminds WQXR's morning drive host Jeff Spurgeon of Spring? Ottorino Respighi’s composition called Primavera...Take a listen.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Spring for Choral Music

Sunday, March 23, 2014

This edition of the Choral Mix is an exploration of how choral composers have welcomed spring. We hear the sweeping melodies of Rachmaninoff, the lyricism of Vaughan Williams and the elegance of Haydn.

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New Sounds

Remixing the Masters: Music for the Vernal Equinox

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Finally, spring has technically sprung.  For this New Sounds, hear music for the Vernal Equinox, including "spring" selections from Max Richter, who has recomposed Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," as well as reworkings of Stravinsky's ballet, "The Rite of Spring."  From a brand-new record by The Bad Plus, hear a reduction of Stravinsky's score (now 101 years old), as translated for jazz trio -piano, bass, and drums- by these incredible musicians. There are a few twists to this adaptation; most notably electronic treatments supplied by bassist Dave Anderson to warp pianist Ethan Iverson's riffs in the opening section, and some swing patterns on the ride cymbal, along with other tastefully-chosen audibles on percussion by drummer Dave King that might never have been imagined. 

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The Takeaway

Your Take: Signs of Spring!

Friday, March 07, 2014

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 9 and as we turn the clocks forward, we want you to look forward too. What signs of spring are you seeing? Green shoots? What about the birds? What will convince you to pack away the winter woolies? We’re asking for your stories, your sounds and your sights of spring. Your photos that capture the first signs of the season can be sent here to our Facebook page , or by tweeting or instagraming us a photo with the hashtag #MySpringSign. We'll collect your pics and stories, and we’ll celebrate the arrival of spring here at TheTakeaway.org.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A Song For the Melting Snow

Friday, March 07, 2014

WNYC

Celebrate the retreat of winter with an extraordinary performance of The Waters of March. It's not just a song about Spring, it's a song about "the rebirth of the human spirit."

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Spring Farm Report

Friday, May 31, 2013

Farmers in the New York-New Jersey area talk about what's currently in season and what to look forward to at farmers markets.

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WNYC News

Spring Cleaning Made Easier

Monday, May 13, 2013

WNYC

It’s spring, which means it’s time for cleaning.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Passion for the Park

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Colson Whitehead, Walter Dean Myers, and Susan Cheever celebrate Central Park.  Happy spring!

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