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Jessica Lange & Leaves of Grass

Saturday, March 01, 2014

In this special edition of the show, Kurt talks with Jessica Lange talks about the thrill of playing an evil witch on American Horror Story. We learn how Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, a radical, polyamorous book of poems became an American Icon. And an artist paints combat scenes in Iraq after being inspired by Winslow Homer's Civil War paintings.

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From the Top

Mesa, Arizona

Saturday, September 28, 2013

This week, From the Top and host Christopher O’Riley bring you to the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Studio 360

American Icons: Leaves of Grass

Friday, September 27, 2013

Walt Whitman set out to invent a radically new form of poetry for a new nation. His book was first viewed as bizarre and obscene — one reviewer said that the author should be publicly flogged. But revising and adding to the book until his death, Whitman accomplished his goal, creating a new Bible for American poets.

Slideshow: The changing editions of Leaves of Grass

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Linda Ronstadt & Leaves of Grass

Friday, September 27, 2013

Walt Whitman loved America — so much so that it got a little creepy sometimes. But he accomplished his goal, writing a new Bible for American poetry to reflect the democracy and diversity at the heart of this country, and we explore Leaves of Grass in an episode of American ...

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

I Celebrate Myself

Saturday, February 16, 2013

This weekend on All Ears, we explore the feeling of pride in music. Featured are works by Rachmaninoff, Bernstein, Paul Lansky, Arvo Part, Iva Bittova and Jennifer Higdon.

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Residents Pick up on New Directional Signs in Brooklyn

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Out-of-towners in Downtown Brooklyn can now use 78 new directional signs to keep from getting lost in the borough. The signs are complete with colorful maps, points of interest and quotes paying homage to Brooklyn residents. The last one was installed a few weeks ago.

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Studio 360

Billy Collins/Walt Whitman

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Billy Collins just completed his term as Poet Laureate of the United States. Collins reads from Walt Whitman's Song of Myself and talks about the challenge of writing poetry about big things like democracy. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Domes, Deavere, Song

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Kurt Andersen and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright look at how art influences democracy and how democracy feeds creative expression. This program is part of public radio's special coverage, "Whose Democracy Is It?"

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Studio 360

Billy Collins/Walt Whitman

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Billy Collins just completed his term as Poet Laureate of the United States. Collins reads from Walt Whitman's Song of Myself and talks about the challenge of writing poetry about big things like democracy. Produced by David Krasnow.

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