Episode #1041

Copeland, Disney, Chabon

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Studio 360 Episode 1136, Stewart Copeland & Zee Avi Stewart Copeland (Danny Clinch)

Studio 360 revisits childhood. Before he was the drummer for The Police, Stewart Copeland was a boy in Beirut with a CIA spy for a dad. He dishes about Sting in a new memoir. Author Michael Chabon thinks modern parenting has gone overboard, not allowing children any unsupervised adventures - he reads from his new book Manhood for Amateurs. And on the North Slope of Alaska, Inuit filmmaker Andrew Okpeha MacLean explains how bad TV got him to rethink native culture.

Stewart Copeland

Sting may have been the front man, but drummer Stewart Copeland was the heartbeat of The Police. In his new memoir Strange Things Happen Copeland talks about how the band’s creative friction helped sell over 50 million records. And he blows the cover on his father, ...

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Panhandling For Reparations

October 10th is the "National Day of Panhandling for Reparations." More than 30 people in dozens of cities will literally beg in the street for reparations. It's a performance project designed to call attention to the legacy of slavery today, organized by artist Damali Ayo.

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Music And The Mouse

From Snow White to Hannah Montana, the Disney company knows how to use music to capture the hearts (and cash) of generations of kids. And those songs lead to theme park rides and Broadway shows. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky looks into ...


Aha Moment: A Bridge Between Cultures

Chie Sakakibara grew up in Japan but became fascinated with North American Indians after seeing them in the movie "Dances with Wolves." Her interest brought her to Alaska, as a student of cultural geography, where she continues to find connections between Inuit culture and her own. ...

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Aha Moment: TV On The North Slope

Filmmaker Andrew Okpeha MacLean is from an Inuit family in Barrow, Alaska. When TV was introduced to the North Slope, it began to decimate the Inupiaq language. Now he's making films that bring that language to the world beyond the Arctic. Produced by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch.

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Michael Chabon Knows Best

In Manhood for Amateurs, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) worries that young people are losing the experience of unsupervised adventure.

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Bonus Track: Listener Questions

Michael Chabon takes your questions.


Design for the Real World: Throwback Uniforms

This fall, eight NFL teams have donned the old American Football League uniforms. Graphic designer and sports blogger Jim Ransdell thinks these bold, simple patterns are timeless. Produced by Alana Harper.

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