Tuesday, June 28 BEST OF Summer Series - Sound Of The Season

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Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

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We hear from area authors and literary insiders who reveal what’s on their summer reading lists. Plus we open up the phone lines and take your recommendations.

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

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We're joined by the authors of White House Burning, which argues that the national debt is eating away at America's future and that the consequences will be dire.

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

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In honor of Independence Day, we aired a special rewind episode about Elizabeth the Queen.

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

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A special rewind episode featuring Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton in the studio to discuss Downton Abbey's success and how she plans to stay on top.

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

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Our resident provocateur Steve Almond returns with an in-studio performance by Dan Bern and his backing band, Common Rotation.

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

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Tom Hamilton joins us – ahead of Aerosmith’s North American Tour – to explain what keeps him, Steven Tyler and the rest of the “Bad Boys From Boston” going after 40 years.


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BEST OF Summer Series - Sound Of The Season
Summer MusicGet ready to give your iPod a jolt. It’s time to talk about the soundtrack for this summer with two of our favorite music geeks: rock-and-roll writer Steve Almond - who is here with me in the studio – and NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson who joins me from the NPR Studios in Washington.



Steve Almond's Summer Picks:
"Summer Sun” by Jukebox the Ghost from “Everything Under the Sun”
“Home” by The Wealthy West from “The Wealthy West”
“Everything Is Everything” by Booker T. Jones from “The Road From Memphis”
“I Swear” by Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside from “Dirty Radio”
“Peaches” by Bob Schneider from “A Perfect Day”
“Streets of Heaven (Promises Promises)” by Sam Roberts from “Collider”
“Shaky Hands” by Jill Sobule and John Doe from “A Day at the Pass”
“The Sun Always Reminds Me of You” by Marissa Nadler from “Marissa Nadler”
"We Almost Lost Detroit" by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
“Summertime Thing” by Chuck Prophet from album “No Other Love”
“Youth of 1000 Summers” by Van Morrison from album “Enlightenment”
“Summertime" by Angelique Kudjo from “Keep on Moving, Best of AK”
“A Sweet Summer’s Night” by Jens Lekman from “Oh You’re So Silent Jens”

Stephen Thompson's Summer Picks:
“Always Like the Son” by Release The Sunbird from “Come Back to Us”
“Cradle” by The Joy Formidable from “The Big Roar”
“I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc from “Good Things”
“Turn Off This Song And Go Outside” by The Lonely Forest from “Arrows”
“Daisy” by Fang Island from “Fang Island”
“Rolling In The Deep” by Adele from “21” (covered to death but still worth mentioning
“Strawberry Letter 23” by Shuggie Otis from “Inspiration Information”
“Letter From An Occupant” by The New Pornographers from “Mass Romantic”
“It’s Time To Party” by Andrew W.K., from “I Get Wet”
“Radiation Vibe” by Fountains of Wayne from “Fountains of Wayne”
“Waterloo Sunset” by The Kinks from “The Kink Kronikles”
“There She Goes” by The La’s from “The La’s”
“Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield from the Superfly soundtrack

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