In the 1970s photographers were shooting a billion Polaroid photographs each year yet today the company is essentially non-existent. What went wrong? Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid was a legendary intellectual corporate leader that started out doing research in polarizing filters and ended up revolutionizing photography by creating a totally new technology of film development. As a company, Polaroid was also known for supporting artists like Ansel Adams. Tune in tonight for a history of this amazing corporation when we speak with CHRISTOPHER BONANOS, writer and editor at New York Magazine. His new outstanding and profusely illustrated history is titled INSTANT: THE STORY OF POLAROID.
Jazz composer talks about being the first musician to win a Grammy with a CD released exclusively on the internet and her influences from stride piano to The Fifth Dimension.
The Nazis reviled Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and considered it a danger to the Third Reich. They referred to it as the worst example of “Jewish science” and “scientific dadaism”. Why was Einstein’s work on space and time such a threat to the Nazis? Was there something uniquely Jewish about how Einstein came up with his theory? Tune in tonight for a unique and thought-provoking conversation with STEVEN GIMBEL. He is the Edwin T. and Cynthea Shearer Johnson Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Gettysburg College. His new book is EINSTEIN’S JEWISH SCIENCE: PHYSICS AT THE INTERSECTION OF POLITICS AND RELIGION.
Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes back WICN's Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey. Get ready to dance as Steve brings a playlist of little heard, high energy gems from Motown. It all starts at 7pm this Monday night!!
Joseph Patrick Kennedy was not only the patriarch of one of America's great political dynasties, he was at the center of many defining moments in American history. For years Joe Kennedy has been remembered for his philandering ways, anti-semitic views and pushing his children into politics. He has taken on almost a mythic villainous reputation and become a nasty footnote in history. How much is true? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by award winning biographer, Davis Nasaw. In his new book "The Patriarch" Nasaw unveils another side to Joe Kennedy and dispells much of the myth about the man.
In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Douglas Sherwood (shown, right) and Michael Guigli (shown, left), co-principals of CloudConnect.They talk about the challenges and opportunities of storing your valuable, confidential data in the "cloud."
The CloudConnect virtual desktop is designed to perform and feel exactly like a personal computer. With a single login, users gain access to their own virtual desktop from anywhere using any device. The platform works in coordination with your existing IT professional, and requires no additional training, no hardware purchase, and no data conversion.
CloudConnect desktops are hosted in a secure datacenter and selectively networked among users or employees within a business. Subscribers gain instant flexibility and security of hosted cloud computing while keeping their existing server and legacy applications. Most importantly, subscribers will never need to purchase a PC or server again.
Artist CHRIS WARE has single-handedly re-defined the possibilities of the graphic novel form. His work is complex, serious and stunningly beautiful. His latest piece is titled BUILDING STORIES and consists of a large decorated box that contains books, newspapers, strips, booklets and even a printed board stand up that together relate the complex stories of the people that live in a large old building. It is a work that describes the conflicts that exist between our rich inner lives and the realities we all must live with spouse, lovers, children and work. BUILDING STORIES is a rich, mature work that defies categorization and must be experienced to be fully understood. Tune in tonight for an interesting discussion with Chris Ware about this groundbreaking work of art and writing.
Ninety years ago near the village of Katonah, N.Y., art lovers Walter and Lucie Rosen bought Caramoor, a wooded estate, and built a home for their collection of painting and sculpture. Every room was a gallery, including their favorite, the Music Room; after they lost their only son in World War II, they presented a small concert series there to honor him. So began the transformation of Caramoor from a private home to an arts center and treasure for Westchester County, north of New York City.
Today, every summer from June to August, Caramoor presents chamber music and a resident orchestra. Opera is especially popular here. More recently, Caramoor has added the Sonidos Latinos and American roots series. And for 19 consecutive summers, people from New York, Massachusetts and the Hudson River Valley have come to Katonah for the Caramoor Jazz Festival, produced by Jim Luce at the outdoor Venetian Theater.
The 2012 festival presented everyone from young artists just making their marks to established stars still shining bright. Our JazzSet show features a little of both. First up is Gretchen Parlato, who was named winner of the 2012 Jazz Journalists Award for Best Female Vocalist and was presented with the award onstage at Caramoor. She sings with an intimate style and her songs are quietly affecting.
In the second half of our show, The Cookers heat up the Caramoor stage with their distinctive hard bop sound. The group takes its name and inspiration from Freddie Hubbard's classic 1965 album Night of the Cookers. In the late 1960s and early '70s, the good gentlemen of The Cookers took the hard bop torch from the original masters and then lit their own trailblazing paths. As they evolved as musicians and composers, jazz evolved along with them. They are still spreading their powerful message today.
On this week's Folk Revival, there will be four hours of music with women's names in the titles. Tune in Thursday the 29th to see if a song with your name shows up!
French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today's classical-music scene. He has more than 40 albums to his credit, including interpretations of the classical repertoire, as well as music by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Bill Evans.
Thibaudet's depth and breadth are on display here, in works by Spanish composer Federico Mompou and American popular songwriter Alec Wilder. He and host Michael Feinstein bring their unique perspectives to Wilder's "I'll Be Around" and George Gershwin's "Embraceable You."
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