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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

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

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

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.

Sep 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

Sep 2, 2014
Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

Sep 1, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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