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music

February 28, 2009

Sometimes it takes the Sounds of Blackness to deliver you from your thoughts.

February 27, 2009

Watching singer Stevie Wonder’s acceptance speech of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, I was struck by the tenor and natural way he spoke about his faith and invoked God’s name.

“But what’s really exciting for me today is that we truly have lived to see a time where America has a chance to again live up to the greatness that it deserves to be seen and known as, through the love and the caring and the commitment of a president, as in our president, Barack Obama.

It’s exciting ‘cause I know my children will be able to say, ‘I was born when there was the first African American president. Yeah, I can do that too!’ But not only can they do that, but all children of all various ethnicities understand that they can speak in truth. They can talk about loving and caring about this country. They can talk about being a united people of the United States of America. They can live that dream that Dr. King talked about so long ago.

February 04, 2009

A Buddhist teacher provides methods for coping with uncertainty, and our senior editor finds community and respite in music.

January 30, 2009

We probed a bit deeper into the musical affections of a "well-ordered" novelist — tastes that include Beethoven, Chopin, and Puccini but also Van Halen and Def Leppard. A light-hearted fiesta of conversation and sound.

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January 22, 2009

Hear Russell talk about the meaning and influence of music in her writing.

November 13, 2008

Remembering Studs' ability to speak about music and finding a complete version of a song in the show.

November 07, 2008

Our intern draws upon music suggestions as she reflects on global reaction to U.S. politics.

October 23, 2008

Picking actualities and music elements is no small task, and we take it seriously. Here's our approach.

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October 14, 2008

Hitchcock's cinema classic serves as inspiration for this show's musical selections.

September 26, 2008

Our managing producer takes a sharp look at our journalistic profession's cultural appropriation of stereotypes in the political season.

September 25, 2008

An excellent reflection on the playlist for "Days of Awe."

September 22, 2008

This SOF video captures the international flavor of the Azusa Street Centennial in song by a couple from Zimbabwe.

September 16, 2008

But what about practicing yoga at home? A prescribed playlist German trains would love.

September 10, 2008

We asked for your song recommendations, and you delivered scores of them.

March 21, 2008

What happens when an opportunity to trace an interesting story intersects with the rebroadcast of a popular program? Producer Colleen Scheck tells her story.

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