Music

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

April 18, 2013

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

Singer/Songwriter, Author And Activist Carole King

March 4, 2013

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King on her decades-long career in music, her work for women’s rights and environmental advocacy.

Andy Williams: "Moon River and Me" (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2013

Diane talks with legendary entertainer, Andy Williams, about his seven decades in show business, his Emmy-winning variety show, and performing live at the age of 82.

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight" (Rebroadcast)

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2012

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, an author and a jewelry designer. She is also blind. She gives the answer to the question people ask her most: Do you dream in color?

Kenny Rogers: "Luck Or Something Like It: A Memoir" (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2012

Country music superstar Kenny Rogers talks about his five decades in show business. The artist who "knows when to hold 'em and knows when to fold 'em" describes a golden era of country music and offers a backstage pass to a musician's life on the road.

Matthew Guerrieri: "The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination"

December 18, 2012

The first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is almost universally recognized. A music critic examines what might have influenced Beethoven's writing of the symphony and its widespread influence on others.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 14, 2012

More than 100 nations now back the Syrian rebel coalition. Tensions remain high in Egypt ahead of a draft Constitution referendum. And the European Union wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Shawn Colvin: "Diamond in the Rough" (Rebroadcast)

November 22, 2012

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin describes her determination to make a life in music since the age of 10.

A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

October 23, 2012

Ben Vereen's TV, film and stage career has spanned decades, with roles in the miniseries "Roots" and numerous Broadway musicals. A devastating accident gave the Tony Award-winning actor a reason to embrace life. He talks with Diane about his career and recent efforts to raise awareness about diabetes.

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight"

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight"

October 22, 2012

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, an author and a jewelry designer. She is also blind. She gives the answer to the question people ask her most: Do you dream in color?

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