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Rhythm Tote

Sunday, August 17, 2014

About 15 years ago in a second-hand store in Maine, host/producer David Garland's eye was caught by the vintage illustration on a "Rhythm Tote" carrying case full of 45 RPM records. Showing two teen-age girls enjoying their records, the Rhythm Tote turns out to be a time capsule from a very particular moment in pop history. David Garland opens up the Rhythm Tote, and invites you to listen, dance, reminisce, or enjoy these old songs for the first time. 

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Spinning on Air

Mother & Son: Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon join David Garland to present and talk about Yoko Ono's music. Yoko and Sean tell many interesting stories, speak intimately about the music, and reminisce about the events that inspired the compositions. Plus, see photos here. This show first aired May 13, 2012.

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Soundcheck

Daddy Dearest: John Schaefer's Weird Kiddie Playlist

Monday, April 15, 2013

Who says kids have to listen to "kiddie music"? Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares a playlist of some songs he played for his own daughters.

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Spinning on Air

Christmas Presence

Sunday, December 23, 2012

David Garland presents some gentle and festive music for Christmas. The December darkness is illuminated with extended renditions of two seasonal songs that have been sung for centuries, a few familiar carols, and the elfin humor of the Christmas greetings The Beatles recorded for their fan club during the 1960s.

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Spinning on Air

Mother & Son: Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, join David Garland to present and talk about Yoko Ono's music. Yoko and Sean tell many interesting stories, speak intimately about the music, and reminisce about the events that inspired the compositions. Plus, see photos here.

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Spinning on Air

Sixties Pop Opulence

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Beatles helped introduce a new kind of sonic opulence to pop music in the 1960s. Host David Garland presents some Beatles recordings, cover versions of Beatles songs, and Sixties pop opulence by Pink Floyd, Love, and others.

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Soundcheck

Why I Didn't Want To Do This Segment

Thursday, August 25, 2011

John Schaefer wishes he didn't have to listen to the start of today's show.

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Soundcheck

When Covers Rule

Monday, July 11, 2011

John Schaefer wrestles with a list of truly original covers

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Soundcheck

The Case for Live Music

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Concert-going can be work - but worth it.

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The Takeaway

John Lennon Quotes and Memories from Reporter Tom Brook

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Thirty years ago today, music sensation John Lennon was shot and killed outside the Dakota building where he lived with his wife, Yoko Ono, in New York City. Radio reporter Tom Brook was the first British reporter on the scene. He explains his memory of that day and how Lennon's legacy continues to live on.

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Soundcheck

This Song Will Be Right Back, After This Pause

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sometimes the best part of the music is a moment of silence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lennon's 70th Birthday

Friday, October 08, 2010

Michael Epstein, director, producer and writer of the PBS documentary LENNONYC, discusses the legacy of the famous Beatle.  Lennon would have been 70 on Saturday.

»» Plus, hear the first ever on-air Brian Lehrer Show Chorus sing Give Peace A Chance. Find lyrics and instructions here!

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Soundcheck

The Music Model - as a Model

Monday, September 20, 2010

The music world hates its business model. Now, publishing wants in?!

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Spinning on Air

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger makes songs that are ornate, fanciful, tuneful, and unusual. It's a collaborative duo featuring Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono) and his partner in life and music, Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Host David Garland brings them to the WNYC Studio for lively conversation and performances.

 

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Soundcheck

The Great Debate

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

John Schaefer on the Mother of All Smackdowns.

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Soundcheck

A New World Music Order

Monday, August 30, 2010

As usual, the best World Music is not on the pop charts.

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The Takeaway

Roberta Flack on 40th Anniversary of The Beatles' 'Let it Be'

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's been 40 years since The Beatles released "Let It Be." The song ended up as the title track of the last album the group ever released together. "Let it Be" was named number 20 on Rolling Stone's "Top 500 songs of All Time List" and continues to be covered, even as recently as a few months ago by Jennifer Hudson during the Haiti recovery effort. 

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Primaries, White House on the Oil Spill, Celebrating 'Let it Be', Betty White on 'SNL'

Monday, May 03, 2010

We take a look at what's ahead this week, with Marcus Mabry, associate national editor of The New York Times, and Derrick Ashong, host of "The Derrick Ashong Experience" on Sirius XM's Oprah Radio.

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