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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Our second hour today features the musician Troy Andrews, a.k.a. Trombone Shorty. See him talk about his roots, and play with Wynton Marsalis.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Jazz legend Sonny Rollins joined us to reflect on his storied career and give us his thoughts on the future of music. To celebrate his 80th birthday, the hugely influential tenor saxophonist is embarking on yet another national tour.

 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Tenor saxophone great Sonny Rollins joins us to talk about his six decades at the pinnacle of jazz.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Our show today about the life and times of Thelonious Monk had us peering into the jazz world to look for the children of the “George Washington of be-bop.” Who are Monk’s musical and spiritual heirs?

 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Thelonious Monk. Jazz giant. American hipster. A new biography takes us into his life and enigmatic music.

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Friday, May 1, 2009 | 11:00 AM

A new documentary captures jazz now, from the living icons of modern jazz to those pushing the music in new directions.

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Monday, November 26, 2007 | 11:00 AM

Best-selling jazz trumpeter Chris Botti says “music that breaks your heart is the music that stays with you forever.” And that’s what he gives his listeners — sweeping jazz ballads that warm the heart and soul. Influenced by his piano-playing mother and the legendary Miles Davis, Botti has played with the likes of Frank Sinatra, […]

 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 11:00 AM

In the world of jazz, saxophone giant John Coltrane was so big, so powerful, so deep, so out there that almost half a century later jazz musicians are still wailing in his shadow. Coltrane, says New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff, was the John Henry of jazz, the John Wayne, the Paul Bunyon — […]

 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 | 11:00 AM
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Once upon a time in America, there was the Great Depression and a vast World War, and a soundtrack that shimmered with hot brass and moonlight and romance. Hear a conversation about Tommy Dorsey’s music and livin’ in a great big way.

 
Friday, June 24, 2005 | 11:00 AM
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Joshua Redman’s got the world swaying to his saxophone. The New York Times has called him one of the most visible jazz musicians today. We talk with Redman about changing the shape of jazz music.

 
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Sep 23, 2014
Cindy Cook holds a photo of her mother, former Rep. Alice Cook Bassett, at her home in Calais, Vt., Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Cook took care of her mother in December when she decided to stop eating and drinking to put an end to her life. (AP)

A bipartisan report says medical care at the end of life needs a big overhaul. One bioethicist says, “After 75, no major interventions. Let me go.”

Sep 23, 2014
Fabiano Caruana, of Italy, was the winner of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, MO. His seven straight wins in the tournament are virtually unprecedented in the history of the game. (Courtesy US Chess Champs)

A young grandmaster just did the impossible at a top chess tournament. No one paid attention. Does chess still matter?

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Sep 22, 2014
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP/Jason DeCrow)

Big climate protests in New York before a big UN summit. Activist and author Naomi Klein says change the economy or die. She’s with us.

 
Sep 22, 2014
President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP/Evan Vucci)

A tough, critical examination of US plans to take on ISIS. Strategy in the hot seat.

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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