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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs on day 1 of the 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on Friday November 1, 2013 in New Orleans Louisiana. Jazz improvisation is depends on the careful art of "not trying," as explained in "Trying Not To Try" by (AP)

The art and power of spontaneity, in ancient philosophy, in jazz, in everyday life. We’ll look at “Trying Not To Try,” the Chinese concept of “Wu-wei”, and the completely focused mental state of “flow.”

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

We collected the live on-air music stylings of banjo master Tony Trischka so you didn’t have to. Take a listen, and get your toes a’ tappin’.

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Bela Fleck, left, and Tony Trischka perform at a benefit concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 3, 2009 in New York.  (AP)

Tony Trischka, the man who made the banjo bigger, jazzier and more worldly brings his banjo to our studio.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

When she joined us Thursday, Annie Clark, a.ka. St. Vincent, said the best place for music to live is live, on stage. On Point producer Nick Andersen took Clark up on the offer and talks about what he heard at Clark’s concert at Boston’s House of Blues.

 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, is touring to promote her fourth solo album, "St. Vincent."  ( Renata Raksha)

Alt-rock goddess Annie Clark — aka St. Vincent – is with us with her latest album, “St. Vincent.”

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

All the music cues from our show that you’ve wondered about, but never known, are here for your listening pleasure.

 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan perform at Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial during the January 2009 Inaugural Celebration. (Getty Images)

Musical icon and activist Pete Seeger died Monday at age 94. We listen back to our 2003 interview with the American legend.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM
WreckingMiley

How the world sees the United States. American cultural exports now, from Miley Cyrus to “The Hunger Games.”

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Conductor, scholar, and famed interpreter of Baroque music  Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Matthias Baus).

Master conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner on the earthly and heavenly Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Monday, January 6, 2014 | 11:00 AM
David Bowie applies his makeup.

Ziggy Stardust, high persona, and a new biography of David Bowie.

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Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

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There is nothing more American than a piece of pie. We taste and talk pies.

 
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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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Hillary Clinton: ‘The [Russian] Reset Worked’
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out of her global book tour to talk to us about Russia, the press and the global crises shaking the administration she left two years ago.

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