For more than 20 years, puppeteer Kevin Clash has been the voice behind the lovable red monster on Sesame Street. Both Clash "and" Elmo talk with Terry Gross about performing with Jim Henson, and creating a fun, educational experience for preschool-aged children.
Tikva Records was founded as an independent Jewish record label in 1947. For the next 30 years, it would record everything from folk songs to klezmer pop. A new compilation celebrates the now-defunct label, which once recorded some of the Jewish music world's biggest names.
As protesters in the Middle East use social media to communicate, the regimes they're battling are using sophisticated technology to intercept their emails and text messages. Journalist Ben Elgin details how Western companies are providing software and equipment to help Middle Eastern governments crack down on dissidents.
The comedian's latest special, Live at the Beacon Theater, was released earlier this week. C.K. talks about why he went with Web distribution this time, and reflects on his award-winning TV series, his relationship with other comedians and his USO appearances.
One of the rare jazz bassists to become a formidable bandleader, McBride has just released two albums: a set of intimate duets called Conversations with Christian, and a big-band affair called The Good Feeling.
Tate made a string of hits in the '60s, but then disappeared from public view for more than 30 years. In 2003, he joined record producer Jerry Ragovoy on Fresh Air for a conversation about their collaborations.
German filmmaker Werner Herzog was one of the few people permitted to enter a cave in France containing the oldest recorded cave paintings. What he saw — and what he imagined — is the subject of his documentary, The Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Jim and MaryAnn Fletcher met when they were just children, in the first grade. Later they became high school sweethearts. But then they split up — until they found each other again, more than 20 years later.
Newt Gingrich made a fortune from the businesses he started after leaving Congress in 1999. Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty explains how Gingrich "transfigured himself from a political flameout into a thriving business conglomerate."
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