October 31, 2002 Musician Jason Mizell — Jam Master Jay — is shot to death inside his New York recording studio. Police have made no arrests. Mizell, 37, was the deejay for the influential rap group Run-DMC. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.
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October 31, 2002 Musician Jason Mizell -- Jam Master Jay -- is shot to death inside his New York recording studio. Police have made no arrests. Mizell, 37, was the deejay for the influential rap group Run-DMC. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.
October 31, 2002 In the novel Hello to the Cannibals, author Richard Bausch writes about an aspiring modern playwright and her Victorian subject matter. Bausch speaks with NPR's Bob Edwards.
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October 30, 2002 For its first-ever remote program, The Tavis Smiley Show broadcasts from the campus of Clark Atlanta University, before a live audience in the university's student center. The program features Atlanta-area guests and focuses on three topics: Historically black colleges and universities, the Atlanta music scene, and baseball great Henry 'Hank' Aaron.
September 24, 2002 Music critic Tom Moon reviews the latest CD by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, called Largo. Moon says it's the best blend of rock and jazz he's heard in a long while.
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September 10, 2002 For three months this summer, a coalition of audio artists led by the Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson) collected remembrances, poems, music, on-site recordings and small shards of sound related to the World Trade Center. The result is "A September Story," an intimate documentary. Explore the online sound archive, and make your own contribution.
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August 28, 2002 In the 1960's he made waves as the lead guitarist in the British rock group The Who. He was world famous for smashing guitars during concerts. Tommy, the rock opera he wrote for The Who in 1969, became a Broadway musical. This interview first aired November 23, 1993.
August 22, 2002 Screenwriter Mike White. He wrote and starred in the independent film Chuck & Buck. His latest film is The Good Girl which stars Jennifer Aniston. White also wrote for the TV shows Dawsons Creek, and Freaks and Geeks.
June 24, 2002 Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Interesting Women, the new collection of short stories by Andrea Lee.
June 16, 2002 Devotees of Irish novelist James Joyce celebrate today as Bloomsday by reading from his 1922 novel Ulysses. Actress Fionnula Flanagan shares a short excerpt from the closing pages of the book.
April 3, 2002 A CD from Mali's Issa Bagayogo attempts to combine traditional African roots music and modern pop sounds into songs that don't sound like throbbing dance-club tunes. Reviewer Banning Eyre says Timbuktu strikes a magical balance between roots authenticity and 21st century hip.
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February 14, 2002 NPR listeners contribute stories commemorating the life and history of the World Trade Center. Some of the most surprising were about weddings. The Sonic Memorial Project uncovered tales of romance and marriage that took place 1,377 feet above sea level.
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February 6, 2002 Host Tavis Smiley continues his interview with Bill Cosby. Cosby talks about the resurgence of Fat Albert and gives his take on other children's programming.
February 5, 2002 Host Tavis Smiley speaks with the entertainer Bill Cosby about the success of his latest book, Cosbyology, and about how the Frank Sinatra song The House I Live In became part of his act.
December 7, 2001 Film critic John Powers reviews Ocean's Eleven starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts.
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