1900: Gem of the Ocean | Directed by Kenny Leon

Friday, April 24, 2015

A young man from Alabama visits Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old renowned cleanser of souls for help in absolving the guilt he carries from a crime he’s committed. Audio now available.

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1910: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone | Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of boardinghouse owners Seth and Bertha Holly and the migrants who pass through during the Great Migration. Audio now available.

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1920: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in Chicago in 1927, the play explores issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. Audio release date: Sun, May 3.

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1930: The Piano Lesson | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in 1936 Pittsburgh, the story of a brother and sister who have different ideas on what to do with the piano they own - keep or sell it. Audio release date: Sun, May 10. 

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1940: Seven Guitars | Directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of a blues singer just released from prison and ready to right the past year's wrongs. Audio release date: Sun, May 17.

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1950: Fences | Directed by Kenny Leon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the story of Troy Maxson, a restless trash-collector and former baseball athlete struggling to provide for his family. Audio release date: Sun, May 24.

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1960: Two Trains Running | Directed by Michele Shay

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of a local diner owner who fights to stay open as a municipal project encroaches on his establishment. Audio release date: Sun, May 31.

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1970: Jitney | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, the story of men hustling to make a living as jitneys — unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs. Audio release date: Sun, June 7.

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1980: King Hedley II | Directed by Michele Shay

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of an ex-convict trying to rebuild his life by selling stolen refrigerators so that he can save enough money to buy a video store. Audio release date: Sun, June 14.

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1990: Radio Golf | Directed by Marion McClinton

Friday, April 24, 2015

A powerful African-American politician runs for the highest office of his career, but as he steps into prominence, his plans collide with his past. Audio release date: Sun, June 21.

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On-Demand Video: Micropolis - Eat With Your Hands

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Forget the forks, knives and spoons. Arun Venugopal kicked off his live series on food, culture and race by showing us – with the help of guests – how Indian food is meant to be eaten.

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On-Demand Video: Aasif Mandvi on Muslim Americans and Television

Friday, April 10, 2015

Aasif Mandvi kicked off our Muslim/American series with a screening of his new show, "Halal in the Family" and a conversation about Muslims and television hosted by Dean Obeidallah.

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Aasif Mandvi on American Muslims, Television and 'Halal in the Family'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ahead of the Halal in the Family premiere, we look back at Aasif Mandvi's history of satirizing—and shifting—anti-Muslim stereotypes.

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On-Demand Video: Spinning on Air - An Earth Day Special on Climate Change

Thursday, April 09, 2015

This Earth Day, Spinning on Air brought poets, musicians, writers and actors together in The Greene Space for an inspiring evening around climate change.

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On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Watch the stars of the Met Opera preview selections from the company's spring 2015 productions.

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On-Demand Video: The Taiwanese Table: Cuisine and Identity

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cathy Erway talks with Brian Tsao, Ken Ho and Matt Gross about the food of contemporary Taiwan, and Taiwanese food in America. 

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Watch Live and Vote: Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Five acts representing each of NYC's boroughs will compete—but only one can win it all.

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Behind the Music: Meet the Bands Competing in the 2015 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Go behind the music with the five bands competing in this year's Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs competition.

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On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Avi Avital & the Venice Baroque Orchestra

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mandolinist Avi Avital performs works from his new album "Vivaldi" with the Venice Baroque Orchestra in The Greene Space.

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Vote for Brooklyn's Best Band

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Brooklyn's best band?

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