Episode #1414

Tom Hanks & Remixing Spring Winners

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Friday, April 05, 2013

 Left to right: Tom Hanks and Christopher McDonald in Lucky Guy Left to right: Tom Hanks and Christopher McDonald in Lucky Guy (Joan Marcus)

This week, Kurt Andersen talks with Tom Hanks, who loves to cut dialogue from his scripts — he’d be a silent movie star if he could. A legal reporter explains why the copyright law needs a digital overhaul. We meet Raul and Mexia, sons of a legendary norteño musician, who have come out of the shadow of their father’s accordion. And we call the winner of our Remixing Spring Challenge.  

Want to Sell Your Mp3s? Tell It to the Judge

This week, two different federal courts delivered important and seemingly contradictory decisions about the way we consume digital entertainment. One case involves ReDigi, a platform that lets you resell digital songs you bought from iTunes but decide you don’t want any more.

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Remixing Spring

Several weeks ago we gave you a challenge: using a dozen bird songs recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, we asked you to create an original musical composition on the theme of Spring. We received more than 100 compositions, ranging from classical to electronica ...

Listen to the winning remix

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Tom Hanks: Lucky Guy

It’s a cliché, but is there anyone in Hollywood more likeable than Tom Hanks? He’s had not one but many iconic roles as a truly decent person who holds up under duress, from Big to Forrest Gump, from Saving Private Ryan to Castaway. On Broadway now, Hanks is playing a different sort, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike MacAlary. 

Bonus Track: Tom Hanks' 3 for 360

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Raul y Mexia: The Sound of Latino America

Mexican-American rapper Mexia Hernández says he wants to be the voice of first-generation Latinos born in the United States. That's bold, but Hernández isn't some nobody: his father is Hernán Hernández, frontman of the legendary norteño band Los Tigres Del Norte ...

Bonus Track: "Solo Para Ti"


New Year's Resolution: The Repertoire

As 2012 drew to a close, Studio 360 listener Michael Relland resolved to perform his first public cello recital in 2013. In January, we set out to make sure he got it done, and this week, we checked in to see how the preparations are coming. Michael, a Phoenix-area music teacher ...

Slideshow: Michael's Photo Journal

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Wendy Deuring from Cleveland (WCPN Member)

please clarify Tom's comment which implied that the Great Lakes Theater Festival is not a professional theater. I know that wasn't what he meant, but to any listener who doesn't know GLTF, it didn't sound encouraging.

Apr. 07 2013 03:22 PM

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