There's a great story Rosanne Cash tells about her father Johnny Cash, and a special performance at Carnegie Hall in 1994. As we were producing this segment, we longed to hear the original. What did they sound like together? How did Johnny Cash introduce his daughter? How did the crowd respond? Well, we looked around for a copy, any copy of this special moment — but came up empty. That is, until we found a bootleg copy. A truly remarkable story.
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A reflection on the different interpretations of a single poem and how one man's experience of suffering affects his reading of "Le Vase Brisé" ("The Broken Vase").
A follow-up question about altruism studies results in encore answer.
The late Joe Carter tells the back story of a well-known spiritual.
Remembering a snowed-in encounter with the Kenyan Nobel Laureate.
What would today's "message in a bottle" to the stars contain? Hear sounds from the Golden Record and share your ideas.
Hear Russell talk about the meaning and influence of music in her writing.
A preview of Krista's interview with the famed child psychiatrist.
Our intern draws upon music suggestions as she reflects on global reaction to U.S. politics.
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Hitchcock's cinema classic serves as inspiration for this show's musical selections.
But what about practicing yoga at home? A prescribed playlist German trains would love.
Just settling on a good program title can spur quite a bit of debate during our editorial sessions, with more considerations than you might expect.