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March 14, 2016 2 Comments

Why Waffle House Has Its Own Record Label

Even when the songs aren’t explicitly about food, they manage to work Waffle House into their lyrics.

March 11, 2016 10 Comments

The Replacements Straddled Line Between Fame And Failure

“Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements” shines light on the tortured past of the band members.

March 10, 2016 4 Comments

DJ Session: World Music From Tonal Singing To The Japanese Koto

World music is in the spotlight this week, including the unusual vocal techniques of the Tuvan artist Sainkho Namtchylak.

March 9, 2016 3 Comments

Remembering Beatles Producer George Martin, The ‘Fifth Beatle’

He may be a little less known than the rest of The Beatles, but the record producer’s impact on the band was beyond measure.

March 4, 2016 3 Comments

Reinterpreting Pop Songs With Simply Three

The Arizona band is not your typical string trio. They talk about arranging pop hits, and perform three songs.

March 3, 2016 5 Comments

Bonnie Raitt Digs In Deep For New Album

She says the title of her new album, “Dig in Deep,” reflects the grooves the band digs into and the depth of the topics.

March 2, 2016 10 Comments

DJ Session: Old School Dance Party

John Hanson of KUTX in Austin joins us to listen back to some songs from decades past that we’re still hearing on the dance floor.

March 1, 2016 41 Comments

Country Music And Politics Go Arm In Arm

In Nashville, the country music capital, Jeremy Hobson sits down with country music historian Don Cusic.

February 26, 2016 4 Comments

Smartphone Use Encouraged At This Classical Music Concert

A chamber orchestra in Houston is encouraging its audience to try an app that provides program notes in real time during the concert.

February 25, 2016 7 Comments

A Rare Interview With Juan Luis Guerra, Latin Music Superstar

The Dominican singer, songwriter and composer has sold over 30 million records and has won 20 Grammys.

February 25, 2016 3 Comments

Listen To The Oscars’ Best Original Song Nominees

The five songs nominated for the Academy Award include offerings from The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Sam Smith.

February 24, 2016 4 Comments

In Maryland, Using Art And Music To Teach Math And Science

Proponents say “arts integration” helps students master the material better than they would have without art.

February 23, 2016 3 Comments

Igudesman & Joo Mash Up Comedy, Classical, Riverdancing And Rock

Pianist Hyung-Ki Joo and violinist Alexsey Igudesman are set to begin their U.S. tour with their popular show, “And Now Mozart.”

February 22, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Soul To Sampling Miles Davis

Aaron Byrd of KCRW shares new music from Lucinda Slim, Wallace, Whitney and Gosh Pith.

February 17, 2016 5 Comments

‘Cabaret’ Legend Joel Grey Talks About Life On Stage And Off

The actor best known for playing the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway hit and film is out with a memoir.

February 16, 2016 4 Comments

Behind The Scenes At ‘Hamilton’ On Broadway

Before the cast’s performance and win at the Grammys last night, we spoke with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

February 15, 2016 Comment

Grammy Artists Turn Activist, With New Political Action Committee

The group behind the Grammys has created a new lobbying group. We speak with the co-chair, music producer Harvey Mason Jr.

February 11, 2016 Comment

Native American DJ Session: From Traditional To Rap

Rhonda LeValdo plays music from Native American artists, ranging from traditional music to rock and rap.

February 9, 2016 Comment

A Happy Day For ‘Happy Birthday’ Singers

The song could soon be in the public domain, as part of a settlement against the company that has collected money on it for years.

February 8, 2016 49 Comments

Beyoncé’s Message At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Many say the star-studded performance hit on deeper themes.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.