How are we inspired? How do we get from an initial inkling of idea to a fully formed work of art? It's often challenging to describe the creative process. In this hour we'll hear from some TED speakers — a poet, a novelist and a singer/songwriter — who explore their craft and the daily challenge of nurturing creativity.
Chautauqua Lecture Series
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 1:00pm
An election year provides a compelling opportunity for assessing issues that govern the contexts and the quality of life for citizens both for now and for the generations to come – a time for discerning what is most important for the common good of all. John Buchanan is one of the voices committed to raising awareness of current needs and hope-filled possibilities for shaping the future
Buchanan is the editor and publisher of The Christian Century magazine. He is a Presbyterian pastor and was the moderator of the 208th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
In his lecture, Buchanan said the provision of welfare has historically been a tradition of both the United States and most religions. In a time when American society is increasingly divided by both politics and faith, it is imperative that each citizen remember his or her responsibility lies in ensuring the general welfare and common good.
NPR Election Coverage
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 8:00pm
Due to weather concerns, the first day of the Republican National Convention is being delayed to Tuesday August 28th.
NPR will host a live broadcast each convention day from 8pm until 11pm, when the proceedings are scheduled to conclude. The specials will be entirely live: no pre-produced segments. We will extend our broadcast as warranted if any day's events have not wrapped up by 11pm.
Jennifer Ludden will host from NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The broadcast will include selected podium speeches; interviews with newsmakers; and analysis from NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, as well as EJ Dionne of The Washington Post and Matt Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon. We'll also have two reporters on the floor of the convention Debbie Elliott and Jeff Brady to talk to delegates and newsmakers.
WSKG will also broadcast full coverage of The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina from Tuesday, September 4th, through Thursday September 6th.
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 7:00pm
We depend on rules, guidelines and laws to provide structure, order and function, but too often these systems fail us. These TED speakers propose how to fix our broken systems, by looking to trust and practical wisdom as ways to mend education, medicine and the law. Plus, how games might be our best resources to solve real-world problems.
Fri, 08/24/2012 - 9:00pm
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater brings you music in performance, sweet and hot, every week. JazzSet's recordings capture the legends, today's top bands, and promising new talent. Occasionally, JazzSet dips into the archives and Dee Dee shares a moment that's too good not to share.
This week: Kevin Eubanks
They loved the guitarist at the Amphitheatre stage in Detroit. Ross Davis wrote in JazzTimes that Eubanks "featured his own fine lines and plenty of room for his band mates to shine, most especially saxophonist Bill Pierce."
The TED Hour
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 7:00pm
TED (technology, entertainment, design) lectures grouped and expanded for an hour of thoughtful new ideas.
This week: The Power of Crowds
Technology-enabled collaboration draws us closer, makes us smarter, and allows us to innovate through the wisdom of a crowd. A new wave of collaborative consumption is transforming consumerism and the rules of engagement. What is the true potential of 21st century collaboration? Is this a new phenomenon--or have we seen this movie before?
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 9:00pm
The Cuban composer, vocalist and guitarist imagines a set at Johnny's Dream Club, a long-ago Havana venue that's the name of his latest CD, recorded in New Orleans. With some of New York's top salsa, Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians, Formell sings poetry about the anguish of exile to a cool, jazzy beat. (Thanks to NPR Music)
Piano Jazz Rising Stars
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 10:00pm
As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his "Etude #1" and "Alone Together," and joins Jon Weber for "Just Friends."
Off the Page
Tue, 08/21/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 08/21/2012 - 7:00pm
“Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale” has quickly become a major work for understanding the search for natural gas beneath New York and Pennsylvania. Journalist Tom Wilber spoke with all sides in the ongoing controversy and joins Bill Jaker to respond to listeners’ questions and comments.
Photo by James Pitarresi
A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 08/11/2012 - 6:00pm
Sun, 08/12/2012 - 2:00pm
THIS WEEKEND ON APHC — August 11th, 2012 – America's Pastime
This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a baseball memorabilia show with Sam Bush singing a song for the great Ozzie Smith, "Casey at the Bat," Dusty and Lefty drive cows out into right field, and talk of The Curse of the Bambino. Plus, Guy Noir encounters a distraught Red Sox fan, Dave Frishberg with a song called "The Catbird Seat," and Pat Donohue with "Opening Day." And in Lake Wobegon, Garrison tells the story of the day Babe Ruth came to town.