Studio Sessions/Interviews

NPR
January 24, 2015 | NPR · “I’m more of a communicator than a technician,” says the self-taught, hugely successful UK jazz-pop artist. Hear him perform live in NPR’s studios.
 

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January 18, 2015 | NPR · The band has come a long way since the bongos and acoustic guitars of its early days. NPR’s Rachel Martin gets a percussion lesson from Guster and the group performs songs from its new album.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator, and tells NPR’s Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. He stopped by NPR’s studios to perform a few of his hits.
 

February 14, 2014 | NPR · South Africa’s award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo are first and foremost a family. Members Albert Mazibuko and Babuyile Shabalala tell host Michel Martin what’s kept the group together for 50 years, and share a bit of their signature sound. This segment originally aired Jan. 30, 2014, on Tell Me More.
 

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January 30, 2014 | NPR · South Africa’s award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been singing its message of peace and unity for 50 years. The group joins host Michel Martin for a special performance chat.
 

December 22, 2013 | NPR · This week on the podcast, we meet a tour guide leading camels through the wilderness, and a pinball manufacturer who wants to shake up his industry. Plus, DJ Bettos Arcos plays some Christmas music from south of the border.
 

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January 16, 2013 | WXPN · The popular Memphis rock band is featured in this installment of “Sense of Place.” Listen to a stripped-down set from Lucero, recorded live at Ardent Recording Studios.
 

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December 17, 2012 | WXPN · The singer-songwriter achieved cult status in South Africa while remaining largely unknown in his hometown of Detroit. A quarter-century after Rodriguez had retreated from music altogether, two fans filmed a documentary trying to find the folk-rocker. He’s since been discovered at last in the U.S.
 

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October 9, 2012 | NPR · Swiss musician Gregoire Maret has redefined the role of the harmonica in modern jazz. After cutting his teeth as a sideman, he’s now taken center stage as a bandleader. Here, Maret discusses his self-titled debut album and his pursuit of a following for the jazz harmonica.
 

 

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · Gaston Acurio is the world’s premiere cheerleader for Peruvian cuisine, and he’s just written a cookbook. It’s called Peru: The Cookbook, and has 500 recipes — including more than 20 kinds of ceviche.
 

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June 2, 2015 | KERA · As consulting a doctor exclusively by phone, text or video becomes more popular, the Texas Medical Board moves to restrict these e-visits. Is the real battle over patient safety, money or turf?
 

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.
 

Arts & Life

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · Gaston Acurio is the world’s premiere cheerleader for Peruvian cuisine, and he’s just written a cookbook. It’s called Peru: The Cookbook, and has 500 recipes — including more than 20 kinds of ceviche.
 

NPR
June 1, 2015 | NPR · Diets will rarely lead to significant or sustainable weight loss, Traci Mann argues in a new book. Instead, she suggests trying proven mental strategies for reaching your “leanest, livable weight.”
 

AP
June 1, 2015 | NPR · In her new book, Michelle Goldberg traces the Western practice of yoga to a Russian woman named Indra Devi. Goldberg says that many of the poses in modern yoga can’t be traced beyond 150 years ago.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
June 1, 2015 | NPR · Hear a freewheeling live set from a multi-instrumentalist whose latest record builds atmospheric improvisations on Appalachian folk melodies.
 

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June 1, 2015 | NPR · The earnest Nashville songwriter performs in West Virginia with his band, The Neighbors.
 

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June 1, 2015 | KCRW · KCRW’s Jason Bentley spins new tracks by Booka Shade, Jamie xx and Disclosure in this week’s two-hour EDM mix.
 

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