December 5, 2010 Weekend Edition's music director picks hidden gems in jazz, world music, classical and rock. This years artists include The Black Keys, Sonos, El Guincho, and more.
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January 30, 2010 Steve Jobs' long history of showmanship and salesmanship can be traced back to this quaint video introducing the Macintosh in 1984.
December 5, 2009 So far, 2009 has been the year of Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Lady Gaga. But if you're looking for music gift ideas beyond the blockbusters, Weekend Edition director Ned Wharton picks a few hidden gems for fans of jazz, world music, classical and rock.
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Ned Wharton with Liane Hansen in 1999.
courtesy of Ned Wharton
November 7, 2009 Liane Hansen isn't the only one celebrating 20 years at Weekend Edition. Director Ned Wharton has been around since Hansen's first music interview, and has been making music recommendations for a decade. He checks up on three artists previously featured on the program.
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September 4, 2009 Meet Brennan Labrie, the 9-year-old reporter behind the Spruce St. Weekly, a hand written weekly Port Townsend neighborhood newspaper.
June 12, 2009 Ned Wharton, Knight trainee
One of the joys of Knight Training is the opportunity to spend five weeks with a smart, creative, and fun-loving group of NPR colleagues. We paired off to get to know each other even better with the assignment of makin...
June 11, 2009 For the past couple of years, my son has been renting a cello from this violin shop in Bethesda, Maryland. There's a wonderfully ramshackle, Old World feel to the place, and when we were given a Knight training assignment to create an audio slide ...
April 18, 2009 Some exciting news for fans of the Will Shortz puzzle: In September, NPR will release the cd "Sunday Puzzles" featuring great puzzles and conversations with the Puzzlemaster from NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.
March 18, 2009 We enjoyed a visit recently from QQQ, an avant-Norwegian-fiddle-folk-band. Band leader and Princeton University Music Professor Dan Trueman plays a traditional Hardanger fiddle, distinctive for its inlays, carvings and resonant strings that give i...
March 7, 2009 I'm not much of a guitar player... but I've long been a fan of guitar music of all kinds and I'm especially fascinated by the gear of the electric guitar culture. So I was very excited to see the latest book by Andy Babiuk (author of "Beatles Gear...
February 21, 2009 Blues-singer Shemekia Copeland visited NPR to talk about her new album, "Never Going Back." She talked with Liane Hansen about her new music and the influence that her father, the late blues-guitarist, Johnny Clyde Copeland, has had on her career....
December 27, 2008 NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg's audio postcard from the summer solstice in Paris included a mesmerizing singalong of the song "La Javanaise." The piece was identif
December 13, 2008 What kind of great music are YOU looking for to give as gifts this holiday season? Post your queries in the comment section below.
December 13, 2008 Today's environmental and global financial crises have Weekend Edition's Ned Wharton abuzz. In presenting his yearly music recommendations, he explains how digital downloads make a perfect holiday gift for these times.
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November 9, 2008 Last week, I stood just inches away from a Stradivarius and a Guarneri del Gesu. Liane actually touched the Strad. There I was, holding a microphone over the piano top they were resting on, my hands quivering a bit in fear that I'd drop the mic on...
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