Music

Kenny Rogers: "Luck Or Something Like It: A Memoir"

October 1, 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.

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

July 4, 2012

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

Shawn Colvin: "Diamond in the Rough"

June 7, 2012

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

Pianist and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy

Pianist and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy

April 10, 2012

Vladimir Ashkenazy is a classical music star who was born in the Stalinist era in the Soviet Union. He moved to London in the 1960s. Ashkenazy is a renowned chamber music performer and six-time Grammy award-winning pianist. He is also a...

Language, Music and the Brain

January 25, 2012

Learning new skills in adulthood may seem like a daunting task. Over time there is a gradual decline of the brain’s ability to absorb new information. But experts say, with the right tools and a few tricks, we can continue to grasp...

Simone Dinnerstein: "Something Almost Being Said" (Rebroadcast)

January 16, 2012

American classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein's unlikely rise to the top of the classical music charts: from recitals at schools and prisons to Carnegie Hall and three number one albums.

Copyright Law in the Digital Age

January 5, 2012

Diane and her guests discuss the role of copyright laws, how long a copyright should last, and the challenges of protecting new creative works in the digital age.

Simone Dinnerstein: "Something Almost Being Said"

Simone Dinnerstein: "Something Almost Being Said"

December 22, 2011

American classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein's unlikely rise to the top of the classical music charts: from recitals at schools and prisons to Carnegie Hall and three number one albums.

"Healing at the Speed of Sound"

October 13, 2011

Too much of the wrong types of sounds can be as bad for us as junk food, according to our guest today. But getting the right sound mix can improve our health, productivity and mental agility. Don Campbell, author of “Healing at the Speed of Sound” explains why a healthy sound diet is so critical to our well-being.

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball (Rebroadcast)

May 30, 2011

Carly Simon sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game and talks about the years when her parents invited baseball legend Jackie Robinson to stay with her family. The singer/songwriter reflects on her life, music and childhood love of baseball.

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