Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Muppets have a proud tradition of taking the hit songs and making them their own: muppet-izing them, shall we say. The Sesame Street gang had a string of successes with “Letter B” (ala the Beatles’s “Let Her Be”), “Born to Add” (ala the Boss’s “Born to Run”) and “U Really Got a Hold On Me” featuring Smokey Robinson and a rather clingy Letter U.
Monday, December 14, 2009
By Jess Jiang
We’ve about reached the halfway point in Copenhagen’s two-week long negotiating bonanza known as the UN Conference of the Parties. One hot topic (no pun intended) is the practice of carbon offsetting. Yes, offsetting is an economically efficient solution, but does it ultimately fail us?
Saturday, December 12, 2009
By Leital Molad : Senior Producer, Studio 360
On this week’s show, there’s a lovely story about the song that made Brazilian samba queen Carmen Miranda an international star in 1939 – “O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem.” The name roughly translates to “What is it that the Bahian woman has?”
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
By WNYC Culture
Just when you thought there couldn't be another kitchy Hannukah song, along comes Utah. Mormon Senator Orrin Hatch's made an offering this year to the Jewish people.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Cucu Diamantes joined us to talk about the release of her solo debut, ''CuCuLand." (June 26, 2009)
Friday, November 06, 2009
Generally when somebody says to the editor of a radio program "I’m going to get a grant to do long-form multimedia reporting with a poet writing about the working poor," the editor gets a look on his face. Poetry and poverty -- not the most popular subjects in the rundown. But when that somebody is very persuasive, and also one of the most talented and tenacious producers in public radio, the editor swallows the small thing in his throat and says sheepishly "Great. When’s our first edit?"
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Michael Bloomberg claims that the upcoming election is a referendum on his record. So, what does the record tell us? Joyce Purnick has just published the sweeping biography Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, which tells ...
Friday, August 28, 2009
By Annie Minoff
This week on Studio 360, we take an in-depth look at The Wizard of Oz, assuredly one of the most beloved (and bizarre) fables to capture Americans' imaginations. This year marks the 70th anniversary of Warner Bros' film adaptation of Frank L. Baum's children's book and for the past year the studio has been throwing the movie quite the birthday party. The festivities will come to a gloriously over-the-top conclusion next month with an event Warner Bros. is calling 'The Emerald Gala' in New York City.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
By Kelly Sullan
Don't be fooled by the first 20 seconds of this video-- it's is not just another cute toddler Youtube sensation. Prepare to be impressed and a little freaked out by some very slick video editing. The toddler noises and mugging for the camera get transformed into what could quite possibly be the next dance hall hit. If Kidz Bop were to cover Crystal Castles' "Vanished", it would sound something like this.