Music

"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.

Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis:  "Chopin and Beyond"

Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis: "Chopin and Beyond"

May 26, 2011

He was a child prodigy, then an international superstar in the classical music world. But arthritis nearly ended his career. Concert pianist Byron Janis talks with Diane.

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball

April 12, 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.

Donald Bogle: "Heat Wave"

February 15, 2011

A new biography traces the gritty childhood of Ethel Waters to her dramatic rise as the highest paid entertainer of the Jazz Age. It tells the story of her turbulent private life, religious conversion, and clashes with civil rights leaders. Join Diane and author, Donald Bogle, as they discuss the life and career of Ethel Waters.

A Conversation with Richard Dreyfuss

January 24, 2011

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss wants to have more close encounters of the civics kind. He joins Diane to talk about his career and his passion for teaching American history.

Richard Harvell: "The Bells"  (Rebroadcast)

Richard Harvell: "The Bells" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

A new novel takes us from an abbey in rural Switzerland to the slums and courts of 18th-century Vienna to tell the story of a singer worshiped by opera lovers as an angel. Join us to discuss the beauty and tragedy behind the voice.

Hank Williams: The Man Who Transformed Country Music (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2010

In 1951, Hank Williams hosted a morning radio show in Nashville. Those recordings have just been released, shining new light on the late musician. Hank Williams, the man who transformed country music.

Oscar Andrew Hammerstein: "The Hammersteins"

December 16, 2010

Oscar Hammerstein was perhaps the most influential lyricist of the American theater. Together with collaborator Richard Rodgers, he helped define the modern musical, winning eight Tonys and two Academy Awards in the process. Oscar...

Remembering John Lennon

December 8, 2010

On the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon's death, a look at why the music of the former Beatle still stirs the imagination of millions around the world. The political and musical legacy of John Lennon.

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