Art Silverman appears in the following:
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The people of Appalachia have traditionally relied on music in times of hardship. A new bluegrass supergroup is putting a 21st-century spin on old-time music in an album perfect for our dire times.
Monday, April 13, 2020
While demand has spiked, puzzlemakers are having a hard time keeping up, especially as social distancing and business closures hobble production. Plus: tips for puzzlers.
Monday, March 16, 2020
High school musicals are canceled around the country over coronavirus concerns. Broadway star Laura Benanti asked disappointed high school singers for the next best thing: performance videos.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
As Nevada tries out early voting for Saturday's Democratic caucus, there have been long lines and mixed feelings about the practice of caucusing.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
"Rough. Funny. Expansive." That's how critic Greil Marcus described The Clash's album on our program in 1980. We brought him back to ask if he stands by his original review.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
On Dec. 31, 1979, NPR's Art Silverman told the story on this program of his attempt to repair his car himself. We update the story with surprising news about the car and its recipient.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Ernesto, Luis and Alberto Villalobos took a detour from the classical music world to embrace the sounds of their childhood with the band's latest album, Somos.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with singer-songwriter K.Flay about her song "Sister," her latest album Solutions, and redefining sibling relationships.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan and director Andrew Slater talk about the documentary Echo In The Canyon about music from Laurel Canyon in LA that went on to influence a later generation.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Smithsonian Folkways archivist and Pete Seeger expert Jeff Place talks about Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, due out on what would have been Seeger's 100th birthday.
Monday, July 16, 2018
A California mayor used his reading of a German study of the ill-effects of neckties on the human brain to call for a ban on mandatory necktie-wearing at local businesses.
Monday, June 18, 2018
South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?
Thursday, February 08, 2018
These shoes for shoes latch onto your first pair via Velcro straps. The brand's publicist says they are practical, not just fashion for fashion's sake.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
William Eggleston is renowned for making the art world take color photography seriously. He started taking pictures when he was a kid, around the same time he started playing piano.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Silicon Valley is known as the nation's tech hub, but decades ago New Jersey had that distinction. The state was once home to Thomas Edison's lab and Bell Labs, the home of Nobel laureates.
Friday, April 07, 2017
As the U.S. entered World War I, German culture was erased as the government promoted the unpopular war through anti-German propaganda. This backlash culminated in the lynching of a German immigrant.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Uber has been testing driverless cars in the city for the past six months. Local officials are happy for the investment the experiment brings and for the boost to the city's reputation as a tech hub.
Monday, December 05, 2016
NPR's Art Silverman reads a lot of crime thrillers. In the last year, he's noticed "The Internet of Things" seems to being playing a big role as the weapon of choice.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Youth from 4-H clubs, groups and school programs across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to participate in "Drone Discovery." It's part of the 4-H NYSD 2016 Engineering Design Challenge. Young people are comfortable with the remote flying devices and expect them to be a big part of their future.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
NPR has a tradition of sneaking in a fake story on April Fools' Day. Guest host Daniel Zwerdling speaks with longtime producers Art Silverman and Barry Gordemer about their favorites from past years.