Art Silverman

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Appalachian Road Show's New Album Confronts 'Tribulations' Past And Present

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.

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With People Stuck At Home, Jigsaw Puzzle Sales Soar

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.

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A Broadway Star And #SunshineSongs Bring High School Musical Theater To Small Screens

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.

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Democrats In Nevada Line Up For Their First-Ever Early Voting Caucus

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.

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'London Calling' At 40: Greil Marcus Revisits His Original Review

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.

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An Attempt At Do-It-Yourself Car Repair Goes Awry, And Takes A Surprising Turn

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.

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Saying Something 'That Is Us': The Villalobos Brothers Raise Their Voices

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.

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'Wanna Be Mine?': K.Flay Extends An Open Invitation Of Sisterhood With 'Solutions'

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.

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One LA Community Where Folk And Rock Converged

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.

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Pete Seeger's Legacy Gets Immortalized With 'Smithsonian Folkways' Collection

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.

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This California Mayor Took A German Study On Neckties Very Seriously

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.

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The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

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?

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In True Meta Fashion, These Are Shoes For Your Shoes

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.

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William Eggleston's Music, Much Like His Photography, Thrives Off Ambiguity

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.

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Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned As Nation's Center Of Innovation

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.

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During World War I, U.S. Government Propaganda Erased German Culture

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.

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Pittsburgh Offers Driving Lessons For Uber's Autonomous Cars

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.

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Tech Plays Role As The Weapon Of Choice In Crime Fiction

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.

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Youth Discover Drones In Engineering Design Challenge

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.

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NPR's Past April Fools' Day Pranks

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.

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