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Madonna: One For The Aliens, One For The Sun

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In the latest installment of our game "One For The Aliens, One For The Sun," Billboard editor and Soundcheck contributor Joe Levy must pick two Madonna songs that will meet very different (albeit hypothetical) fates. Levy joins host John Schaefer and the game's creators, blogger Adam Dawson of WNYC's It's A Free Country and musician Jarrett Nicolay of the band Astra Via, to give his picks for Madonna songs that will make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Soundcheck

One For The Aliens, One For The Sun

Monday, October 08, 2012

In 1977, NASA's Voyager project launched a "Golden Record" into space. Tonight on Soundcheck, we hear from the woman who helped curate the album and how the project created a playlist intended for future humans, or, possibly… aliens. Plus, inspired by the Golden Record, Soundcheck introduces a game that forces you to make tough choices about songs by your favorite artists.

Then, Sierra Leone-born singer Janka Nabay brings his band the Bubu Gang to perform in the studio.

The Takeaway

Here Comes the Sun and It's All Right

Thursday, April 26, 2012

And according to our partner the BBC, the contract for a project called "Solar Orbiter" is set to be signed today. A project of the European Space Agency, the Solar Orbiter will get closer to the sun than any satellite up until now. Dr. Michio Kaku knows a lot about outer space and about future possibilities. A theoretical physicist, he’s the author of the New York Times bestseller "Physics of the Future." He’s here to walk us through what we might learn from this new space project.

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On Being

Ernie LaPointe and Cedric Good House — Reimagining Sitting Bull, Tatanka Iyotake [remix]

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

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On Being

[Unedited] Cedric Good House with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

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On Being

[Unedited] Carole Barrett with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

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On Being

[Unedited] Ernie LaPointe with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

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Features

How to Make the Most of the Hottest Summer Days in NYC

Thursday, July 21, 2011

With the temperature in New York City heating up to nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s going to take a lot more than a bottle of ice water and a good air conditioning unit to keep you cool and composed. Here are our top ten suggestions for taking advantage of this week’s heat.

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The Takeaway

Watch Lunar Eclipse...or Wait Another 400 Years

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

For the first time in over four hundred years, a lunar eclipse lands on the winter solstice. On the morning after this auspicious coincidence, we catch up with some professional star gazers to get a sense of the event’s astronomic and historical significance. We speak with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of NOVA's "Science Now," along with Cameron Hummel, a PhD Student at Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy. 

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Tom Shone on J. G. Ballard

Monday, May 04, 2009

Tom Shone discusses J. G. Ballard's novels and the films they inspired.

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