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Writer Amanda Stern Exposes her Shelf

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The writer Amanda Stern is a self-proclaimed recovering comic. But she let the self-deprecating humor fly during her episode of Stacked Up.

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Studio 360

They Will Rock You

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.

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Studio 360

Offset carbon...and cheating

Monday, December 14, 2009

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?

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Have You Been to Bahia?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

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?”

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Soundcheck

Stream It Here: Smokey Hormel

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

What do Beck, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and Tom Waits have in common (besides being some of the most influential and recognized musicians of the past century)?

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Hannukah is Almost Here, and Orrin Hatch is On the Case

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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.

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Features

555 Kubik's Facade Projection

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Interaction with architecture isn't limited to New York. Using three-D projection, Urbanscreen makes a German building shift, expand...and dream.

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Features

Dan Graham - Rocked His Exhibition

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Conceptual artist Dan Graham walked through the retrospective of his work at the Whitney Museum this summer.  He's an art world radical, and a chatty one, at that.

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Features

''CuCuLand": Cuban Singer Cucu Diamentes Goes Global

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cucu Diamantes joined us to talk about the release of her solo debut, ''CuCuLand." (June 26, 2009)

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Studio 360

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women

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?"

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WNYC News

Ralph Nader Says The Rich Can Save The World

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Consumer rights pioneer Ralph Nader says "Only the Super-rich Can Save Us!” – at least that’s the title of his new novel. Is it satire or a change of heart for the citizens rights activist ...

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Matt Latimer: Knows All, Tells All

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Matt Latimer, a former speechwriter to President George W. Bush, gives a rare behind-the-scenes account of his years on Capitol Hill in Speech-less.

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WNYC News

Michael Bloomberg: Billionaire Mayor

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 ...

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WNYC News

Re-imagining The Collyer Brothers

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

E. L. Doctorow talks with Leonard Lopate about his latest novel, Homer & Langley, a sweeping narrative about the Collyer Brothers.

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WNYC News

Commuting And Public Policy

Monday, September 21, 2009

The series, Door To Door, explores the way we commute. Robert "Buzz" Paaswell, director of the University Transportation Research Center at City College, will guide the discussion throughout the month and help you redesign your ...

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WNYC News

Repentance, Jewish Style

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rabbi Dan Ain and Holly Gewandter of the New Shul in Greenwich Village discuss The House of Awe & Repentance Café an art exhibit and prayer space established for the High Holy Days.

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WNYC News

End of Life Care in the U.S. and Britain

Friday, September 18, 2009

One of the hottest points in the health care debate is whether and how to save money at the end of life. Dr. Hannah Wunsch, department of Anesthesiology at Columbia, discusses her new report in ...

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Studio 360

Off to See the Wizard

Friday, August 28, 2009

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.

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Cuteness gets remixed

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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.

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WNYC News

A Look at the NYC Comptroller's Race

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

WNYC Reporter Bob Hennelly visited The Brian Lehrer Show today to talk about the first debate in the citywide comptroller's race.

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