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Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band


36:18 minutes (20.77 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 9 Oct 2015

Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band visited WKCR for an interview and performance on October 3rd, 2015. The band talked about their influences, their creative process, & how they came together as a group in Burlington, VT. 

Studio A With Jennifer Sears and Francesca Giacco


52:52 minutes (60.51 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 4 Oct 2015

The following live readings are from Jennifer Sears and Francesca Giacco. Jennifer's fiction publications include Guernica, Ninth Letter, Fence, Fiction International, So to Speak, Barrelhouse, Sequestrum, The Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing, and Fiction International.  She has received awards from the Millay Colony for Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Money for Women Fund, and The National Endowment for the Humanities.

Polyglot Conference


24:01 minutes (27.5 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 28 Sep 2015

WKCR programmer Danielle Fox speaks with Ellen Jovin about the upcoming New York City Polyglot Conference. 

Studio A With Kelli Trapnell and Kerry Cullen


45:59 minutes (52.63 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 20 Sep 2015

The following live readings are from Kelli Trapnell and Kerry Cullen. Kelli recieved an MFA from Columbia University, and now enjoys writing literary horror. She has worked as a columnist and editor for Untapped Cities, a production editor for Apogee, and currently works for The New Yorker. Kerry also received an MFA at Columbia University, and has work published or forthcoming in One Teen Story, Prairie Schooner, Cicada, Monkeybicycle and elsewear.

The Blind Spot


30:05 minutes (34.44 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 17 Sep 2015

The following is an interview with Dr. Anne Klaeyson, a Leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) and Russell Jones, a well known actor and the founder of the "The Blind Spot" series. The NYSEC will be featuring "The Blind Spot" on it's weekly Sunday program, at 1:30 pm on September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 20, 2015 in hopes of promoting a dialogue around race, privilege and identity.

Coach Bagnoli Interview: Week 1


10:20 minutes (4.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 16 Sep 2015

Our first interview with Coach Bagnoli. He and Kristyn discuss camp, what are appropriate expectations for this season, and look ahead to the Fordham game. 

Studio A With Naomi Jackson and Kaitlyn Greenidge


54:28 minutes (62.34 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 13 Sep 2015

The following are live readings by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Naomi Jackson. Kailtyn is a graduate of Hunter College’s MFA Fiction program and her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kweli Journal, The Believer, Guernica and other places. Her debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman will be published by Algonquin Press in 2016. Naomi Studied fiction at Iowa Writers Workshop and traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.

Studio A With Alex Cuff and Caitlin Blanchfield


48:14 minutes (55.2 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 6 Sep 2015

My guests tonight are Alex Cuff and Caitlin Blanchfield. Alex is a poet and public school teacher living in Brooklyn. Her writing can be found online in The RecluseApogee JournalSink ReviewTwo Serious Ladies, and Leveler. She’s a graduate of the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College and co-founding editor of No, Dear magazine.

Studio A With Paco Marquez, Eva Saavedra, and Elizabeth Whittlesey


57:23 minutes (65.67 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 23 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Paco Marquez, Eva Saavedra, and Elizabeth Whittlesey. Paco is poetry editor at Washington Square.

Barbara Hannigan Interview


20:17 minutes (18.58 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 10 Aug 2015

An exclusive interview with Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan. In recent years, Ms. Hannigan has distinguished herself as one of the most adventurous sopranos of her generation through the 80 world premieres in which she has performed. Her vocal virtuosity and intensity have made her an ideal collaborator for Simon Rattle and composers such as Henri Dutilleux and Magnus Lindberg. She is also a renowned conductor, and, perhaps most impressively, a singing conductor. In August 2015, Ms.

Studio A With John Benditt and Brandon Caro


53:59 minutes (61.78 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 30 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Brandon Caro and John Benditt. Brandon Caro is a veteran from Aphganistan who is pursuing an MFA in Fiction Writing from The New School, with works featured in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Whitehouse Magazine of Contemporary Art, and elsewhere. He will be reading from his debut novel, Old Silk Road, which will be released October 13th of this year.

"Here There, Acá Alla" featuring Rafael Gamo and Susana Arellano


19:57 minutes (9.14 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 25 Aug 2015

This Arts & Answers episode features a conversation between WKCR programmer Alexa Mercado and guess Rafael Gamo and Susana Arellano who discuss their upcoming photography exhibit "Here There, Acá Alla." The exhibit documents th elives of first and second generation Mexican-American immigrant families. The opening reception is at The Bronx Documentary Center on August 29, 2015 from 6-9 PM free of chaarge. The exhibit runs from August 20 - September 13. For more information, visit herethereworkshop.org 

The Taming of the Shrew


33:29 minutes (38.33 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 21 Aug 2015

The following is a live recording of excerpts from Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" performed by members of The Drilling Company. The company will be performing the play as a part of Bryant Park Shakespeare from September 4th until September 20th with shows on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 pm and shows on Sunday at 2 pm. The shows are free. In these excerpts, you will hear Alessandro Colla as Petruchio, Evangeline Fontaine as Katherina, Jarrod Bates as Tranio, Michael Bernstein as Gremio, and Lukas Raphael as Lucentio. Alessandro is also the director of the play. 

Stress and Coping Among Private High School Students


25:53 minutes (29.63 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 20 Aug 2015

The following is an interview with Dr. Noelle Leonard, a ResearchScientist at NYU College of Nursing and an Adjunct Professor at theTeachers College at Columbia University. In this interview, Dr.Leonard talks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about her recentpublication concerning stress and coping among private high schoolstudents entitled, "A multi-method exploratory study of stress coping, and substance use among high school youth in private schools." 

Studio A with Marina Blitshteyn and K.T. Billey


50:38 minutes (57.96 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 16 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Marina Blitshteyn and Kara Thordarson, also known as K.T. Billey. Marina holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she also served as a University Writing instructor and consultant. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Lilith, No, Dear Magazine, Two Serious Ladies, and her latest chapbook is Nothing Personal. Kara holds a MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and is an assistant editor for the literary journal Asymptote.

FL 8.12.15


57:55 minutes (26.52 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 12 Aug 2015

Firing Lion from Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Ben and Dante. The panel discusses the return of Friday South Lawn practices to Columbia Football. Head Coach Al Bagnoli gives his first thoughts on the upcoming season and depth chart. In other news, Geno Smith and IK Enemkpali have a disagreement and the new NBA schedule is out. 

Elizabeth Blickle and Elisa Fernandez-Arias on Studio A


45:57 minutes (52.59 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 9 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Elizabeth Blickle and Elisa Fernandez-Arias. Elizabeth is currently in the MFA program at Columbia University and will be sharing work from her thesis. Elisa received an MFA from Columbia in 2014, will soon be moving to Rome to teach English Composition at John Cabot University,  and will be sharing an excerpt from the novel she is currently working on, The Under. Because of a technological error, the recording of this show was cut slightly short.

People Places Things


31:28 minutes (36.02 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 13 Aug 2015

The following is an interview with James C. Strouse, the writer and director of the film People Places Things, and the star of the film, Jemaine Clement. The film follows a newly single graphic novel artist who is attempting to balance his twin daughters, students, and his love life.

We Come As Friends


23:37 minutes (13.52 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 13 Aug 2015

The following interview is with Hubert Sauper, the Academy Award-nominated director of Darwin's Nightmare, discuss his latest documentary, We Come As Friends. In We Come As Friends, Sauper travels around the Sudan in a self-built airplane showing his audience glimpes into the present day colonization taking place. In this interview, Sauper talks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about the process of making the film, his artistic take on documentaries, and the troubling situation in Sudan right now.

FL 8.5.15


60:49 minutes (27.84 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 5 Aug 2015

Firing Lion from Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Ben W., Yale R., and guest Ryan Young. The group discuss Grant Mullins' return to basketball in the fall, the MLB trade deadline, the greatest fortnight in New York Mets history, and read some of Tom Brady's emails. 

Fire Music


48:46 minutes (55.81 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 7 Aug 2015

The following is an interview with Tom Surgal, the writer and the director of the documentary, Fire Music. Fire Music is a full-length documentary about the Free Jazz Revolution–a subject which is often ignored when people discuss jazz. Fire Music is currently hosting a kickstarter campaign to help raise the necessary funds for completing this documentary. In this interview, Tom Surgal talks with WKCR programmer Gabe Ibagon about the genre of free jazz, the process of making the documentary, and his inspiration for this film. 

Anima Christi - K. Scott Warren


3:14 minutes (3.7 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 30 Jul 2015

The following composition by K. Scott Warren, Anima Christi, was showcased on Thursday July 30th's Afternoon Classical (The full program playlist can be found here) during an interview with K. Scott Warren conducted by WKCR Programmer Elisabeth Stam. Anima Christi was written by K.

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - K. Scott Warren


3:16 minutes (3.75 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 30 Jul 2015

The following composition by K. Scott Warren, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, was showcased on Thursday July 30th's Afternoon Classical (The full program playlist can be found here) during an interview with K. Scott Warren conducted by WKCR Programmer Elisabeth Stam. This setting of Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child was written by K.

Yih'yu l'ratzon - K. Scott Warren


2:12 minutes (2.51 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 30 Jul 2015

The following composition by K. Scott Warren, Yih'yu l'ratzon, was showcased on Thursday July 30th's Afternoon Classical (The full program playlist can be found here) during an interview with K. Scott Warren conducted by WKCR Programmer Elisabeth Stam. Yih'yu l'ratzon was written by K. Scott Warren for the Choir of Temple Emanu-el.

Etz Chayim - K. Scott Warren


1:19 minutes (1.5 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 30 Jul 2015

The following composition by K. Scott Warren, Etz Chayim, was showcased on Thursday July 30th's Afternoon Classical (The full program playlist can be found here) during an interview with K. Scott Warren hosted by WKCR Programmer Elisabeth Stam. Etz Chayim was written by K. Scott Warren for the Choir of Temple Emanu-el and is the last piece featured in the Saturday morning Jewish Torah Service. 

K. Scott Warren Interview


53:33 minutes (73.54 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 30 Jul 2015

Afternoon Classical on Thursday July 30th featured a special live in-studio interview with K. Scott Warren, organist, pianist, conductor, and composer. We explored sacred music, discovered some of Scott’s compositions, and WKCR Programmer Elisabeth Stam spoke with him about it all. The full interview with Scott is available right here! Before Scott joined us in the studio, we heard Rachmaninov's Vespers and Piano Concerto Number 2 as well as Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.

Christopher Swetala and Matthew Di Paoli on Studio A


46:42 minutes (53.44 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 26 Jul 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Christopher Swetala and Matthew Di Paoli. Christopher holds an MFA from Columbia University and is currently a researcher for the radio program This American Life. In addition to writing short stories, he has recently finished his first novel. Matthew also holds an MFA from Columbia, currently teaches Writing and Literature at Monroe College, and just published a novel entitled Killstanbul with El Balazo Press on July 25, 2015.

Hannah Rogers and Carla Stockton on Studio A


49:13 minutes (56.33 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 2 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Dr. Hannah Rogers and Carla Stockton, from the MFA program at Columbia, on the show Studio A.

Lucine Amara Part 2


28:57 minutes (39.75 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 1 Aug 2015

An exclusive interview with beloved Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara. With stunning musicality and remarkable technique, the Armenian-American soprano was a stalwart performer at the Met who sang leading roles ranging from Gluck to Britten (and everything in between) for over 40 years. Even at ninety, Ms. Amara remains active as the Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera. In this interview, Ms.

Lucine Amara Interview Part 1


29:23 minutes (40.35 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 1 Aug 2015

An exclusive interview with beloved Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara. With stunning musicality and remarkable technique, the Armenian-American soprano was a stalwart performer at the Met who sang leading roles ranging from Gluck to Britten (and everything in between) for over 40 years. Even at ninety, Ms. Amara remains active as the Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera. In this interview, Ms.

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