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Rhyme and punishment go hand in hand in America. Louder Than A Riot reveals the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. From Bobby Shmurda to Nipsey Hussle, each episode explores an artist's story to examine a different aspect of the criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts Black America. Hosted by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, this podcast is invested in power from all angles — the power the music industry wields over artists, the power of in ...
 
Get obsessed with us. Five days a week, Pop Culture Happy Hour serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. Join arts journalists Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Aisha Harris - plus a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. The Happy Hour team leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take ...
 
Every week on Performance Today™, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone, and our caller listens to Bruce play his Piano Puzzler™. They then try to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. From American Public Media.
 
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
 
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Learn how to quickly boost your guitar playing skills with these easy tips, tricks and helpful hints from successful guitarist, instructor, author and producer, Marlene Hutchinson. Known for her popular Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! program, as seen by millions on PBS, and featured on NPR and CBS, Marlene has a wonderfully simple way of helping you move through your challenges and advance your guitar playing skills.
 
Since its debut in August 1995, WNCU, 90.7 FM, licensed to North Carolina Central University, has consistently fulfilled its mission to provide quality culturally appropriate programming to public radio listeners in the Triangle area. The format of this listener supported public radio station entertains the jazz aficionado, educates the novice jazz listener and disseminates news and information relative to the community-at-large. WNCU 90.7 FM is a 50,000 watt public radio station and an affi ...
 
Charlotte is known for banking and football. But what can be said of the Charlotte music scene? Join award-winning host Joni Deutsch every other Thursday for Amplifier, the music podcast from WFAE, where we shine a light on the artists who call Charlotte home. You just might find a new favorite song along the way.In 2019, Amplifier was named Charlotte Magazine’s “Best Podcast,” received a local Edward R. Murrow Award for “Excellence in Innovation” and was honored for innovation in music/arts ...
 
eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.
 
What inspires the people who inspire you? How do creative people create? Each week on Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired, Grammy-Nominated jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with celebrated creative artists who love jazz. A wide range of talents — everyone from Billy Joel to Seth MacFarlane — discuss their creative process and how jazz inspires them. They share their favorite recordings as well as insight into their life and art.
 
True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
 
The Blarney Pilgrims Podcast is a weekly journey to the heart of Irish music. We interview players of Irish music about how they first came to the music and the place it occupies in their lives now. We use the word ‘heart’ intentionally, because heart is what this music, and the people who play it, are all about. It’s a funny, warm and often unexpected journey – and the tunes are crackin' too. Dominic Black has made radio shows for the BBC and NPR stations in the USA. He's also an oral histo ...
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
The morning show on Long Island’s only local NPR radio station, 88.3 WLIW-FM, hosted by award-winning multi-platform journalist, Gianna Volpe, features music from all decades & genres, as well as folks from all walks of life. The Heart airs LIVE 9am to 11am weekday mornings, with a nightly replay at midnight streaming at wliw.org/radio
 
Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.
 
A discussion show with different guests each episode. We take a single concept or idea and discuss what that means within the D&D framework to help you get the most out your sessions, whatever side of the screen you sit on. Consider it an NPR-style, variety bucket of thought-provoking analysis and humorous anecdotes! All music by Kevin MacLeod. Art by Béi: https://www.beiworkshop.com/
 
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Every month, we ask the NPR Music staff: What's the one song you couldn't escape? What's the one album to which you'll return all year? In August, we got vulnerable with James Blake, leveled up with Foxing, cooed with PinkPantheress, discovered an obscure Polish composer via pianist Lucas Debargue, memorialized a member of Injury Reserve and went b…
 
The debut album from singer and rapper Lil Nas X tops our list of the week's best releases, along with the 25th anniversary of Buena Vista Social Club, new ones from José González, Carly Pearce and more. Featured Albums: 1. Lil Nas X — Montero Featured Song: "Dead Right Now" 2. Carly Pearce — 29: Written In Stone Featured Song: "Diamondback" 3. Cha…
 
The Toronto International Film Festival traditionally helps launch awards season. This year has been a little different, with pandemic restrictions leading to a hybrid remote and in-person festival. After watching a batch of entries from home, we've seen some things you'll want to know about — some of which you might be hearing about for the first …
 
For the past decade, Claudia Petrovich has been a technician at Main Street Radiology in Queens and says she loves her job. “The people I work with became like my second family,” she says. “I have a great manager.” But Petrovich is currently looking for other work—specifically somewhere without a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. She is planning to quit by…
 
After being canceled last year due to COVID, the 95th feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy is back. Organizers have enlisted the help of a local social media personality to entice people to visit the food vendors and restaurants that are the festival's trademarks. Mark Brucato goes by Lil 'MO' Mozzarella on social media, where he has a combined 200…
 
Scottish tour guides share their best advice for a spirit-boosting trip to the enchanting isles of Scotland's Inner Hebrides. Then author Lori Erickson invites us to gain a deeper understanding of our own family histories as she describes what she discovered about her Norwegian ancestors — and the realization that her day-to-day life remains influe…
 
The first year of college can be stressful and disorienting, especially for shy students. But Madelynn Shell says shy freshmen who have at least one good friend report more life satisfaction and better emotional wellbeing. Plus: While many students on the rural Eastern Shore of Virginia can’t wait to get out, one of their teachers couldn’t wait to …
 
Author C.J. Farley joins us to talk about "Zero O'Clock," his new book for young adults. The book focuses on a high school senior whose preoccupation with college admissions, her father's death and the K-pop group BTS becomes overshadowed by the pandemic. And, storm remnants of Nicholas is not as strong as Hurricane Ida was a couple of weeks ago, b…
 
Thousands of refugees from Afghanistan are starting their lives over in the U.S. Host Tonya Mosley checks in with Miry Whitehill, founder of the nonprofit Miry's List, and Afghan refugee Wahidullah Ashghary, on the effort to welcome new arrivals in Los Angeles. And, following the new report from the Colorado Attorney General's Office, we hear from …
 
Each time you play a single guitar string you're playing a musical note. Becoming familiar with the notes on the individual strings and frets can be really helpful.In the episode, Marlene talks about single notes, where to find them on your guitar & tips for learning them. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Joi…
 
The New York/New Jersey region is part of a migratory route known as the Atlantic Flyway. Think of it like a highway in the sky for birds. And with fall migration season now underway, we have a lot of avian activity right now. Purbita Saha is the senior editor at Popular Science and a serious birder. She spoke with WNYC's Morning Edition host Micha…
 
The attack on abortion rights in some parts of the country has been mobilizing activists to defend Roe v. Wade. But while in New York, the right to an abortion is not under attack, many people still face major barriers to getting the services they need. Vanessa Rios is the co-director of the volunteer organization New York Abortion Access Fund. She…
 
Two women set sail on a tiny boat, embarking on a journey to freedom that takes them across the globe. And a Hungarian composer dreams of changing the world… he did. STORIES From Russia With Love Two women, a tiny boat, the wide-open ocean… and kismet. Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the stor…
 
Some songs you love because they communicate deep thoughts or powerful emotions. And sometimes you just want a ridiculously catchy hook. BRONCHO is certainly capable of the former, but in the case of its song "Class Historian," it wouldn’t matter if the band was singing about filing taxes, you might still be bouncing in our seats with that infectio…
 
The comedy series What We Do In The Shadows imagines what a slacker reality show might look like if all the roommates were vampires. The show is based on a 2014 film of the same name, which was co-directed and co-written Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. A new cast of vampires inhabits the FX series, which is now in its third season. On this encor…
 
Congress is back in session and one of its most important tasks now is to figure out how to pay for President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion dollar plan to expand the social safety net. Democrats hope to fund it by raising taxes for wealthy corporations and individuals, which Republicans are pushing back on. So how does Congress move forward? Want to su…
 
Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst shares her favorite sweet and savory grape recipes with us, as well as her master recipe for roasting the fruit. And, Gideon Gil, STAT's infectious diseases and public health editor, joins us for an update on groundbreaking research that makes a "phantom hand" seem real.…
 
The new film "The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain" dramatizes the story of Chamberlain Sr., a 68-year-old Black retired Marine who was killed by police who were responding to a medical alert. Chamberlain Sr.'s son, Kenneth Chamberlain Jr., joins us to discuss. And, Georgia Public Broadcasting's Grant Blankenship has the story of Georgia conservation…
 
COVID-19 vaccine requirements in New York are facing serious pushback. Two temporary restraining orders were issued Tuesday against employee requirements due to take effect in the coming weeks. A federal judge upstate blocked Governor Kathy Hochul's administration from instituting a full vaccine mandate for hospital workers and staff at nursing hom…
 
The village of Attica will forever be linked with the prison uprising and subsequent massacre that happened there 50 years ago this month. But the bucolic town 35 miles outside Buffalo, which boasts on its official website its small town values and “wholesome lifestyle,” doesn’t share the negative association that many New Yorkers have with Attica …
 
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including the Tiny Desk Contest-winning song from the singer, Neffy, new ones from Snail Mail, My Morning Jacket and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1. Neffy: "Wait Up" (Single) 2. Aisha Badru: "Rebirth," from The Way Back Home EP 3. Lily Konigsberg: "Sweat Forever," fro…
 
Sahar Ibrahim was home alone with her three youngest children when the unexpectedly ferocious Tropical Storm Ida dumped so much rain that the nearby Elizabeth River came for their first-floor apartment. As the water rose inside, she tried to flee, but her front door wouldn’t budge against the pressure from the flood waters. At the time her husband,…
 
Our look back at our past 30 seasons continues this week , as we share an incredible eTown episode in its entirety, from the 1998 show archives. Musical guests Emmylou Harris (joined by her talented friends, Buddy and Julie Miller) provides stellar, one-of-a-kind live performances, plus up close and personal conversation. Our other musical visiting…
 
Kacey Musgraves's 2018 album Golden Hour was a huge breakthrough. It's a soft but spangly celebration full of love songs that helped cement Musgraves as both a country star and a pop star. Now, she's released her follow-up. Star-Crossed is a breakup record, written in the aftermath of the singer's divorce. Plus we remember the work of comedian Norm…
 
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