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Richard Carpenter Weighs In On How To Craft The Perfect Pop Song

Richard Carpenter and his sister, Karen, made up the '70s pop duo the Carpenters. Dec. 5, public television begins airing Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters. Originally broadcast Nov. 25, 2009.

Itzhak Perlman: I'm Not On The Stage To Walk, I'm On It To Play

Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with Itzhak Perlman, who was 13 when he performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. When he was four, Perlman contracted polio and has used crutches since.

On Thanksgiving, Four Musicians Show Mutual Gratitude

Ari Shapiro speaks with four artists — Oregon's Blind Pilot, Nashville's Rayland Baxter, Atlanta's Raury and Colombia's Kali Uchis — about a fellow musician they're grateful for.

This Thanksgiving, Indulge In A Buffet Of Musical Casseroles

Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman who compares classical music pieces to casseroles. A good casserole needs contrasting but complementary ingredients to make something delicious.

Broadway Composer John Kander Reflects On A Career Of 'Hidden Treasures'

Kander and his partner, Fred Ebb, wrote the songs for a number of musicals, including Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Cabaret. His new double album is John Kander: Hidden Treasures.

‘You Can’t Prepare Yourself': A Conversation With Adele

Adele‘s career so far has been a story in numbers — and not just the ones in her album titles. Her latest LP, 25, has sold more copies than any other album in its first week of release —...
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How Paul Reed Smith Built a Guitar Empire on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Famed guitar maker Paul Reed Smith is celebrating his 30th anniversary of building instruments on Maryland's Eastern Shore.


An Artist Grows Into His Talent: Revisiting Sinatra's Radio Years

"It's these fresh vocal cords that haven't been abused yet, broken in yet." Susan Stamberg dives into Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air, a box set of rare radio broadcasts.

'You Can't Prepare Yourself': A Conversation With Adele

The singer's career has been a story in numbers, and not just the ones in her album titles. She discusses motherhood, stage fright, the Spice Girls and more in an extended chat with Ari Shapiro.

A New Radio Station Gets Ready To Launch In Arlington

A new volunteer-run radio station is coming to Arlington, Virginia, and it’s expected to kick off on a folksy note....