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By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Friday, August 23, 2013
Soundcheck is revisiting some of our favorite segments from the past year. Today, we're presenting "Survivors," featuring veteran musicians who have beaten the odds and carved out a space for themselves after decades in the industry.
Plus: In the late 1980s, Keith Sweat helped pioneer the fusion of hip-hop beats and R&B grooves known as New Jack Swing. Now, he’s giving love advice to fans in a new book and on his radio show.
And: For two decades, Low has created some of the most intense “quiet” indie rock around. We talk with Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, the husband and wife duo behind the Minnesota-based trio, about their 20th anniversary. And, the group plays songs from its new album, The Invisible Way.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Beginning in 1947, Jewish and secular civic groups formed the Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons in a public campaign to liberalize U.S. immigration quotas, with the hope that many more Holocaust survivors would be permitted to settle in America.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
For individuals facing cancer, the battle is a personal one, and whether one lives or dies, the experience is always traumatic. Mary Elizabeth Williams, a staff writer for Salon, has been sharing her own cancer story on the website over the past several months. Last month, after undergoing experimental trials for her metastatic Stage 4 cancer, her doctor told her that her tumors had disappeared.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Last night rescuers hunted for survivors from the Costa Concordia cruise ship in a race against time. Eleven people have died and more than 20 are said to be missing after the ship crashed into rocks off Italy's west coast on Friday. Costa Cruises blames the captain of the ship for the crash claiming that he changed course, veering too close to the nearby island of Giglio. The captain is presently being detained on suspicion of manslaughter, but denies any wrongdoing.