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John Dankosky with a friendly reminder to find us at our new address, WNPR.org.
Photo:Chion Wolf
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Sep 18, 2013
Michael Bolton.
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Sep 4, 2013
Michael Bolton has reinvented himself many times. A few years ago, he cut off his trademark hair.  He put out an album of opera arias and another of American Songbook Standards. But probably his biggest challenge was dealing with his image as a romantic icon so permanently rooted in the dead cent... read more
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Aug 30, 2013
If Sean Spellman’s life was captured in a TV show, it’d be Portlandia. He’s a bearded guy - whose rootsy, folky rock band Quiet Life tours the... read more
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Aug 21, 2013
Because Generation X is eternally younger than the Baby Boomers, we just assumed they’d be eternally young. But a person born in 1965 turns 50 in t... read more
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Aug 13, 2013
Even if they’re not crawling all over your neighborhood as we feared, the cicadas have returned! There’s a lot of buzz around the millions of c... read more
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Aug 8, 2013
Chet Baker was a troubled soul, who had one of the most unique and haunting voices in jazz. Joni Mitchell  is a complex artist who has stayed a... read more
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Jul 25, 2013
Let me tell you, in the bluntest possible manner, why we're doing a show with Ivor Hugh today. Last year, I had the idea of doing a show that... read more
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Jul 24, 2013
You know who needs this show today? Me. I'm having a musically starved summer, at least in terms of modern recroded music. I've made it out to... read more
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Jul 18, 2013
Why are we doing a show about Finland? The country just seems to get a lot of things right. It ranks among the highest in the world for self-r... read more
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Jul 3, 2013
Rock and roll was invented with no real expectation that its practitioners would ever age.   Finding a way to grow older with a guitar stra... read more
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Jul 2, 2013
If you want to think about the way our diminished interest in the humanities amounts to playing with fire, consider the present moment, which inclu... read more
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Jun 26, 2013
This week on the Needle Drop, we're spinning new tracks from BADBADNOTGOOD and Lee Bannon. We'll also be sampling a bit of music from the new Darks... read more
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Jun 26, 2013
This week on the Needle Drop, we're spinning new tracks from BADBADNOTGOOD and Lee Bannon. We'll also be sampling a bit of music from the new Darks... read more
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Jun 18, 2013
We’re broadcasting live today from The Study at Yale - it’s an annual trip that we make to the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. As usu... read more
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Jun 13, 2013
The music of Caravan of Thieves is just about what you'd expect from a band with that name. Their gypsy-rock hybrid has won them legions of fan... read more
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Jun 11, 2013
Tell us about great things to see and do in Connecticut and New York this summer. Call in and tell us about an event—music, lectures, museums, film... read more
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Jun 8, 2013
State lawmakers passed a bill this week recognizing German immigrant Gustave Whitehead as the first to fly in rather than the celebrated Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk. It was one of just a few bills passed with bi-partisan support. It’s been a contentious legislative session here in Connectic... read more
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Jun 7, 2013
The weather is heating up, the car windows are rolling down and the summer music season is upon us. If you’re getting bored with that album tha... read more
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Jun 6, 2013
What can you say about the Blues? Maybe more than any other musical form, it exists to explore the ineffable -- and to guide us almost wordlessly a... read more
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Jun 5, 2013
This week on The Needle Drop, we'll be trying out new tracks from Queens of the Stone Age, Integrity, and Primal Scream. We'll also be listening to... read more
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