Nelson George

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Nelson George's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Friday, February 12, 2021

Nelson George, author, cultural critic and filmmaker with a passion for African American culture, picks his favorite soulful Tiny Desk concerts.


To Be Young, Conscious and Rap

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hip hop schooled a generation to be unapologetically black and proud, until commercialism changed the rap game.

Who Killed Conscious Rap? Find Out on 'The Stakes'

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Over on the new WNYC podcast The Stakes, Christopher M. Johnson joins host Kai Wright to investigate the origins of conscious rap... and who killed it.

2014: Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

Monday, January 20, 2014

What is Martin Luther King's impact on New York City today? Brian Lehrer plays highlights from this year's event at the Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Farai Chideya.

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Coming Together

Friday, August 05, 2011

A new CD collection called “Come Together” compiles Beatles covers that were recorded by African-American artists. We'll discuss how black musicians shaped – and were shaped by – the Fab Four. Guests include the author of the disc’s liner notes, Tony Rounce, and music journalist Nelson George.

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The Musical Life of Michael Jackson

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Michael Jackson was as much an idea as he was an entertainer; nearly every Jackson fan has a story about how the megastar changed their life, career, or the way they think about music.

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Change in Brooklyn

Monday, May 04, 2009

Actress and activist Rosie Perez and writer and filmmaker Nelson George discuss the importance of mom and pop shops, stoops, civic gathering places, and neighborhood character in a changing city.

Help produce WNYC’s neighborhood preservation event this Thursday; join the Public Insight Network and suggest topics and ...

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Are old-timers getting younger? Writer Nelson George and actress Rosie Perez remember the way their Brooklyn neighborhoods used to be. Plus, the latest on the MTA bailout; keeping resolutions; Pakistan politics; billboard art; and the New Jersey gubernatorial race.

Ghetto Life

Friday, April 03, 2009

Writer and filmmaker Nelson George grew up in the Tilden housing project in Brownsville, Brooklyn. That setting plays a large role in his memoir City Kid.

Nelson George will be speaking and signing books
Monday, April 6, at 6:00pm
HUE-MAN Bookstore
2319 Frederick ...

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Music: The Year in Words

Monday, October 06, 2008

This year's installment of the "Best Music Writing" series pulls together stories on Pete Seeger, the Wu Tang Clan, and a punk band called Nunzilla. Guest editor Nelson George joins us to talk about this year's selections.


Music: The Year in Words

Monday, October 06, 2008

This year's "Best Music Writing" installment includes stories on the return of the Wu Tang Clan, the latest soul and R&B revivalists, and indie rock's identity crisis. Guest editor Nelson George joins us to talk about the state of music writing. And: We hear about the rise and fall of ...