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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.

 
Friday, October 25, 2002 | 11:00 AM

Investment banker turned banjo star, Alison Brown left behind a promising career at Smith Barney to follow her true love — music. Today, she’s enjoying success as the founder of a successful record label and leader of her own quartet. Heralded in the bluegrass community, she’s taking her banjo to unimagined genres, Jazz, Celtic, even […]

 
Friday, August 2, 2002 | 11:00 AM

Thirty-seven years, more than 30 records and seven Grammys after his first recording, Palmieri has finally taken a moment to look back at his legacy.

 
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Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

Jul 31, 2014
A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

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Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

 
Jul 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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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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