Tuesday, July 22, 2014
We've been pretty lucky this summer — there haven't been many dog days — but we can't expect that to last. Today, a discussion about heat: What it does to our body and brain, how climate change will affect our society and day-to-day life, how artists visually interpret heat, and your anecdotes about growing up in hot cultures. Plus: New York City's response to immigration in the face of inaction by Congress, and a discussion about responses — immediately from first responders, and afterwards from community leaders — after the death of Eric Garner.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Hammered! Summer Swing continues this week with music that beats the heat and joins a new vortex of spiraling musical ripples. Grab your iced tea, a blueberry scone, your preferred listening device and join guest host Lisa Moore weekdays at 10 am.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
In this episode: As part of Soundcheck's look back 20 years to the summer of 1994, charts guru Chris Molanphy walks us through the genre once labeled as alternative or "modern rock" -- bands like Soundgarden, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam and more.
Then: Two years ago, Tiny Victories wowed fans (and Soundcheck host John Schaefer) with Those Of Us Still Alive, an EP of ecstatic beats, layered electronic production, and ghost story songs built around haunting memories. Now its latest record, Haunts, the Brooklyn duo -- Greg Walters and Cason Kelly -- is back and further exploring that shadowy and complicated emotional territory of that EP live in the Soundcheck studio.
And: B.J. Novak is best known for his role as Ryan, the ne'er-do-well temp on the NBC comedy The Office. But he's also a screenwriter, producer, and author of a new book of short stories, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. Novak shares a decades-spanning playlist of some of his favorite songs and tells us why being a romantic person is delusional (even though he is one).
Friday, July 11, 2014
By Gwynne Hogan
“The best moment of my life,” said Annie Willis, the New York teen who invited Michelle Obama to visit Global Kids.
Monday, July 07, 2014
The windows are down, the cruise control is on, and the back seat is packed with snacks. Join us all day Friday and Sunday for 24 hours of your new-music roadtrippin' favorites, hosted by Suzanne Farrin.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
What books are you bringing with you when you go on vacation this summer? Have there been books on your nightstand that you've been waiting to read? Let us know what you're reading—at the beach, by the lake, or on the subway. Leave a comment below!
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
All this month, Soundcheck is going to be looking and listening back to the summer of 1994. Members of the Soundcheck team reflect on what they were listening to 20 years ago.
Friday, June 27, 2014
By Kim Nowacki : Online Producer, WQXR
Are you seeing—or playing in—any concerts this summer? Or maybe just taking classical music along with you to the beach or on vacation? Whether you’re at a concert in Central Park or gardening or grilling while listening to classical music, please share your summer music memories and moments.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
This segment originally aired live on June 24, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on August 15th. The unedited audio can be found here.
What are you reading this summer? Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and her latest novel (now in paperback) The Signature of All Things: A Novel(Penguin Books, 2013) shares her view on what makes a great summer read and what she's learned about success and failure as a writer -- and why she's a World Cup soccer superfan.