Anna Sale

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Led Zeppelin's Songwriting Credits; Anna Sale Talks To Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires; Get A Ride To Sasquatch!

Friday, May 23, 2014

In this episode: The band Led Zeppelin is no stranger to legal problems stemming from unacknowledged songwriting credits. The latest in a string of lawsuits is over the opening strains of their magnum opus, "Stairway To Heaven." Soundcheck talks to Bloomberg News reporter Vernon Silver about allegations that the melody was stolen.

Then: Anna Sale, host of WNYC’s Death, Sex and Money shares highlights from her recent conversation with married musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. Hear about how the couple faced a big recent life change -- and some of the duo’s recent performance on Soundcheck.

And: This weekend the Sasquatch music festival kicks off in Washington state. And as fans start making the trek to the Gorge, Soundcheck is helping out those who maybe need a ride, or a travel companion to help chip in 20 bucks for gas. Hear some of our favorite Sasquatch ride-share posts from Craigslist.


Tips For Making Love Work Long Distance

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A growing number of married couples are living apart in a union known as a commuter marriage. Why are so many married Americans staying far away from each other? And how do they keep ...

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Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jason Isbell was a restless guitarist. Amanda Shires was a fiddler who turned his life around. A year into marriage, they're discovering sobriety and success come with new challenges.

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American Icons: The Scarlet Letter

Friday, May 16, 2014

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel about forbidden love among the Puritans captured our admiration for independence — and our craving for scandal. How much has changed in the 150 years since...

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Bill Withers On Being A Man; Animator Ralph Bakshi; Owen Pallett Plays Live

Thursday, May 15, 2014

In this episode: Anna Sale, the host of WNYC's new podcast Death, Sex & Money, joins Soundcheck to discuss her recent conversation with Grammy Award-winning singer Bill Withers, including Bill's thoughts on the Kardashians, his creative process and more.

Then: Animator Ralph Bakshi famously earned the first “X” rating for his 1971 debut feature, Fritz The Cat. Since then, his raunchy, unlikely takes on race, sex, religion, war, and, of course, rock ’n’ roll have made him a celebrated figure in the world of animation. Bakshi reflects on his career, why he dedicated a whole film to the history of American pop music, and a current retrospective of his work at BAM Cinema.

And: Violinist Owen Pallett started his career recording music under the name Final Fantasy; these days, Pallett releases albums under his own name – and has become a key contributor to the band Arcade Fire. Hear Pallett perform music from his newest album, In Conflict, live in the Soundcheck studio.


Preview: Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In this preview of next week's episode, musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires get real about what it takes to hold their marriage together on the road. 

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This Senator Saved My Love Life

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

My boyfriend Arthur and I broke up. Then Alan Simpson intervened. And what this expert on the federal deficit taught me about love changed everything.

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Brooklyn Left Me Broke and Tired

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Heidi Reinberg lives six doors down from the mayor, on a Brooklyn block where everyone looks out for each other. Now, after 18 years in her dream apartment, she’s getting priced out. 

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How to Be a Man With Bill Withers

Monday, May 05, 2014

Admit you’re scared. Don’t make excuses. Be interesting. The Grammy-winning songwriter and singer talks candidly about a life lived with intention and the beauty of the perfect rhyme.

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Wealth Gap, Gulp, and Governor Ann Richards

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Mary Roach joins the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to talk about her book Gulp! Thomas Piketty talks about crunching 200 years’ worth of economic data to look ahead at how wealth will be distributed in the 21st century. Cecile Richards talks about her late mother, former Texas Governor Ann Richards. James Moll discusses his documentary “Farmland,” about the lives of young farmers and ranchers. And we’ll find out why there isn’t a male contraceptive pill.

Anna Sale Guest Hosts; Selling Guns on Reddit; Isabella Rossellini on "Green Porno"; Muslim in America; Word Maven

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: reporter Mark Follman explains how  the popular online forum Reddit has become a gun marketplace. Isabella Rossellini talks about adapting her Sundance Channel series, “Green Porno,” for the stage. One woman shares her story of growing up as a Muslim in America. Plus, our word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls and questions about the intricacies of the English language.

What Does West Virginia Have to Do to Get Your Attention?

Monday, January 13, 2014

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” What a story. I was hooked, and I devoured updates as they trickled out on social media last Thursday.

That's how I noticed a small mention that my hometown in West Virginia had lost its drinking water.

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How You Helped Us Solve a $3 Million Mystery

Monday, December 09, 2013

An investigative commission dangled juicy clues about the identity of a Brooklyn nonprofit it claimed has been steered millions in taxpayer funds by state lawmakers. Now the mystery h...

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Selfie Named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Selfie has been named by Oxford Dictionaries as the 2013 Word of the Year. Though selfies have gotten a bad rap as the crowning achievement of a narcissistic self-absorbed, self-obses...

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The Unfinished Work of the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in our nation's history. But looking back on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, we must ask if the nation is li...

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Learning About Life from"Time of Death"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Time of Death" is a new Showtime series that follows eight people as they succumb to terminal diseases, making visible the most painful moments of the dying as they confront the last...


Bombs Leave Dozens Dead at Embassy in Beirut

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dozens are reported dead in a double bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Right now it is thought that Iran is being targeted for its support of the ...


Senator Angus King Urges Capitol Hill to Come Together

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans are struggling to find common ground over the budget, NSA revelations, and the Affordable Care Act. But Angus King, an Independent Senator f...

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The Future of Pharmacies & Lethal Injections in Missouri

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The State of Missouri has a controversial new protocol for executions, put in place only last month, and about to be put into practice for the first time this week. It is now illegal ...

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Midwest Storms Leave Behind Path of Destruction

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A powerful storm system of tornadoes, heavy winds, and rain tore through 12 states across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least eight people dead. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn declar...