Episode #1116

Treme, Sea Level, Iranian Rock

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Studio 360 Episode 1116, Treme, Sea Level, Iranian Rock Treme (Skip Bolen)

David Simon and Eric Overmyer on their new HBO show, "Treme." It's about people getting their lives back together in post-Katrina New Orleans. In the face of rising sea levels, urban designers imagine radical plans for coastal cities. And two young Iranian musicians talk about the joys and risks of the underground music scene in Tehran.


Following his acclaimed series, "The Wire," TV writer David Simon returns to HBO with "Treme," a show about New Orleanians rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Katrina. Simon and his co-creator Eric Overmyer tell Kurt that even with their close attention to ...


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Kermit Ruffins

One "Treme" character, New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, plays himself in the series. Ruffins is one the founders of the Rebirth Brass Band, a leading act in the city’s traditional music scene. But Ruffins seems just as proud of his barbecue skills as he ...


Bonus Track: "Hey Naa"

From Kermit Ruffins' album, Livin' a Treme Life.


Iranian Indie Rock

The new film, "No One Knows About Persian Cats," explores the underground music scene in Iran. It's based on the lives of Negar and Ashkan, their imprisonment for playing music, and their efforts to flee Iran. Now in London, the two talk with Kurt about the ...

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