Shared Musical Traditions Of Russia And Iran In 'East Of Melancholy'

NPR | July 24, 2014 12:41 p.m.

The two countries share more than just a border, they also share a rich musical history. Classical pianist Tara Kamangar explores this relationship in her new album.

Chasing The Elusive 'Quality' In Online Education

NPR | July 24, 2014 10:46 a.m.

One in 3 college students takes an online class, but how do we know what they are getting out of it?

Oregon Symphony Conductor Norman Leyden Dies At 96

OPB | July 23, 2014 4:04 p.m.

Leyden's career stretched from the 1930s to recording with Pink Martini. He retired from the symphony in 2004 after 29 years as associate conductor.

Host Michel Martin Takes Musical Cues From Directors

NPR | July 23, 2014 9:24 a.m.

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, host Michel Martin shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital

NPR | July 22, 2014 5:17 p.m.

On a visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by his baritone and his apt name: DC Washington. So, he invited Washington to the studio.

Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

NPR | July 22, 2014 3:13 p.m.

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation of beetles.

For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop

NPR | July 21, 2014 10:53 a.m.

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

Four Simple Notes Captured Listeners Across Centuries

NPR | July 21, 2014 7:49 a.m.

Its name is esoteric, but the diatonic phrygian tetrachord is perhaps the most common sequence in music. WNYC's David Garland tells NPR's Arun Rath how those four notes crop up from baroque to rock.

TMM Producer Relishes 'Fresh Attitude, Young Body'

NPR | July 17, 2014 9:51 a.m.

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer and director Andrew Limbong shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70

NPR | July 17, 2014 8:08 a.m.

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival.

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