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For an hour every day, the show uses the Internet to talk about the world. Bloggers in Kenya, podcasters in the US Army on the Iraqi border, legions of Wikipedia editors: Open Source puts their voices on the air with the thinkers and writers who can help make great conversation (and sense of the world). As the producers book the show, you're tracking their progress at radioopensource.org, telling them who to call next.

Open Source is an hour-long daily arts and current affairs public radio talk show produced jointly by the University of Massachusetts - Lowell and Open Source Media, Inc. It is presented by WGBH radio in Boston and distributed nationally by Public Radio International. According to the Wikipedia (and to the truth) host Christopher Lydon was the first podcaster, way back in 2003; he's been making radio since he and Executive Producer Mary McGrath started "The Connection" in 1994. Chris covered five Presidential campaigns for the Boston Globe and The New York Times, and anchored "The Ten O'Clock News" at WGBH-TV in Boston for ten years.

For more information on these programs go to www.radioopensource.org.

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Nov 6, 2014 Open Source Media
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Open Source post election show November 6, 2014. Christopher Lydon interviews Tom Frank of Salon magazine, Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School and Matt Stoller of Salon magazine, also with Princeton professor Martin Gilens and Cornel West.
Topic: election politics democrats
Radio Open Source
Oct 23, 2014 Open Source Media
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A podcast discussion of the Ebola crisis of 2014 with Ophelia Dahl, Jim Cunningham, and Jeffrey Sachs.
Topics: ebola, global health, podcast, development
Radio Open Source
Oct 3, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon interviews the Boston investor and climate activist Jeremey Grantham. 
Topic: Jeremy Grantham
Radio Open Source
Sep 8, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon interviews Rick Perlstein.
Topic: Perlstein
Radio Open Source
Sep 4, 2014 Open Source Media
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Hacking Democracy with Zephyr Teachout, democratic candidate for governor in New York; campaign finance reformer Lawrence Lessig, New Yorker writer Hendrick Hertzberg and campaign for the National Popular Vote.
Topic: democracy campaign finance reform
Radio Open Source
Aug 14, 2014 Open Source Media
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World War : The War of the Century
Topics: World War 1, Steve van Evera, Isabel Hull, Adam Tooze
Radio Open Source
Aug 6, 2014 Open Source Media
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Andrew Bacevich's on America's War for the Greater Middle East.
Topics: andrew bacevich, middle east, war, terrorism, war on terror, carter doctrine, reagan, lebanon,...
Radio Open Source
Aug 4, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon interviews Ai Weiwei
Topic: Ai Weiwei
Radio Open Source
Jul 31, 2014 Open Source Media
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MIT scientist Andrew McAfee and futurist Ray Kurzweil on the end of work in a digital and automated age
Topics: Ray Kurzweil, automation, work, Andrew McAfee, robotics, MIT
Radio Open Source
Jul 28, 2014 Open Source Media
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Christopher Lydon interviews the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Topic: China art Ai Weiwei
Radio Open Source
Jul 24, 2014 Open Source Media
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Open Source program on exoplanets and the search for intelligent life.
Topic: space TESS NASA exoplanets SETI
Radio Open Source
Jul 17, 2014 Open Source Media
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An Open Source conversation on Middle East borders, with Juan Cole, Seyla Benhabib and Labib Nasir.
Topics: radio open source, christopher lydon, juan cole, seyla benhabib, labib nasir, middle east, iraq,...
Radio Open Source
Jul 17, 2014 Open Source Media
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An Open Source conversation on Middle East borders with Juan Cole, Seyla Benhabib, and Labib Nasir.
Topics: open source, christopher lydon, juan cole, seyla benhabib, libab nasir, middle east, borders, iraq
Radio Open Source
Jul 10, 2014 Open Source Media
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Self Surveillance and NSA spying
Topics: NSA, social media, spying, surveillance
Radio Open Source
Jul 10, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 1,180
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Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon discusses NSA leaks, surveillance.
Topics: NSA. snowden, surveillance, spying, espionage, facebook, twitter, social, christopher lydon
Radio Open Source
Jul 7, 2014 Open Source Media
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Hoagy Carmichael, the song-writer of “Stardust” and “Georgia,” remembered the first time he heard Louis Armstrong play, in 1921. He dropped his cigarette and gulped his drink. “Why,” he moaned, “why isn’t everybody in the world here to hear that?” Something so unutterably stirring, he knew, had to be heard by the world. And over the next 50 years indeed it was. Louis Armstrong came out of the Colored Waifs’ Home in New Orleans and the honky-tonks of the red-light Storyville...
Topics: Ruby Braff, Louis Armstrong, Chris Lydon
Radio Open Source
Jul 7, 2014 Open Source Media
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Wynton Marsalis on Louis Armstrong
Topics: Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon
Radio Open Source
Jul 7, 2014 Open Source Media
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Yu Hua on China's "Capitalist Revolution"
Topics: China, capitalism, yu hua, chinese literature, open source, christopher lydon
Radio Open Source
Jul 7, 2014 Open Source Media
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Ruby Braff on Louis Armstrong
Topics: Ruby Braff, Louis Armstrong, Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon
Radio Open Source
Jul 3, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon of Radio Open Source interviews Adam Begley, author of Updike.
Topics: Christopher Lydon, Radio Open Source, Adam Begley, John Updike
Radio Open Source
Jun 25, 2014 Open Source Media
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Christopher Lydon interviews David Foster Wallace on February 21st, 1996, three weeks after the publication of Infinite Jest
Topics: Radio Open Source, David Foster Wallace, Christopher Lydon, The Connection, Infinite Jest
Radio Open Source
Jun 23, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon interviews David Foster Wallace on The Connection, 1996
Topics: David Foster Wallace, Chris Lydon, Radio Open Source, The Connection, Infinite Jest
Radio Open Source
Jun 19, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 12,545
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A conversation with the jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, on jazz in the 21st century
Topics: Vijay Iyer, jazz, Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon
Radio Open Source
Jun 18, 2014 Open Source Media
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A discussion of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
Topics: Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon, Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
Radio Open Source
Jun 12, 2014 Open Source Media
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open source june 12, 2014
Topic: china
Radio Open Source
Jun 12, 2014 Open Source Media
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Evan Osnos on China's "Age of Ambition"
Topics: Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon, Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, China
Radio Open Source
May 29, 2014 Open Source Media
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Christopher Lydron with actors and friends reading and discussing the Chekov story, "A Medical Case."
Topic: Anton Chekhov A Medical Case
Radio Open Source
May 29, 2014 Open Source Media
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Reading Chekhov with Christopher Lydon
Topics: Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon, Reading Chekhov
Radio Open Source
May 22, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 112
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Chris Lydon interviews Sebastian Thrun.
Topic: Sebastian Thrun Udacity College Higher Ed
Radio Open Source
May 21, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chrisopher Lydon with Derek Bok, former Harvard University president. 
Topic: College Bok Harvard
Radio Open Source
May 21, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon interviews former Harvard president Derek Bok.
Topic: Derek Bok HIgher Ed College Harvard
Radio Open Source
May 20, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon interviews Derek Bok, former president of Harvard, on the future of higher ed.
Topic: Harvard Higher Education College
Radio Open Source
May 15, 2014 Open Source Media
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art colleges show
Topic: art college
Radio Open Source
May 8, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 3,796
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Chris Lydon with Baffler founder Thomas Frank discussing the high cost of college.
Topic: Baffler Thomas Frank College
Radio Open Source
May 8, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon in an ongoing series with actors reading and discussing Chekhov stories. This week - "About Love."
Topic: Anton Chekhov Christopher Lydon About Love
Radio Open Source
May 8, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon interviews Thomas Frank about the high cost of college.
Topic: Thomas Frank Baffler College
Radio Open Source
May 8, 2014 Open Source Media
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Radio Open Source May 8, 2014 on Higher Education
Topic: Education College
Radio Open Source
May 8, 2014 Open Source Media
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Christopher Lydon in an ongoing series called Reading Chekhov. This story is "About Love."
Topic: Anton Chekhov About Love
Radio Open Source
Apr 30, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 2,796
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Lydon with Ben Bradlee Jr.
Topic: Ben Bradlee Jr Ted Williams
Radio Open Source
Apr 30, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 3,517
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A discussion on Thomas Piketty's "Capital"
Topics: piketty, capital, inequality, economic inequality, FDR, radio open source, christopher lydon
Radio Open Source
Apr 29, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 1,172
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Christopher Lydon interviews Ben Bradlee, author of "The Kid."
Topic: Ted Williams
Radio Open Source
Apr 25, 2014 Open Source Media
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Ben Zander explains Mahler's Symphony No. 9
Topics: Mahler, Symphony No. 9
Radio Open Source
Apr 25, 2014 Open Source Media
audio
eye 1,542
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Chris Lydon wtih Norman Lebrecht.
Topic: Mahler
Radio Open Source
Apr 24, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 488
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Christopher Lydon talking about Mahler Nine with Mahler biographer Norman Lebrecht
Topic: Norman Lebrecht Gustav Mahler Symphony Nine
Radio Open Source
Apr 24, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 536
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Radio Open Source on Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony with conductor Ben Zander
Topic: Gustav Mahler Ben Zander
Radio Open Source
Apr 23, 2014 Open Source Media
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Christopher Lydon talking with the novelist Teju Cole on Mahler's 9th Symphony
Topic: Teju Cole Mahler
Radio Open Source
Apr 23, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 2,946
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A conversation with the "Family Life" author, Akhil Sharma
Topics: Akhil Sharma, Family Life, Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon
Radio Open Source
Apr 22, 2014 Open Source Media
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The conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra discusses Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Topics: rite of spring, stravinsky, ben zander, radio open source, christopher lydon
Radio Open Source
Apr 22, 2014 Open Source Media
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The conductor Ben Zander on Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Topics: igor stravinsky, ben zander, rite of spring
Radio Open Source
Apr 18, 2014 Open Source Media
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Chris Lydon interviews Alan Guth, Max Tegmark, and Robert Kirchner about recent developments in cosmology.
Topic: big bang asrtonomy cosmology physics
Radio Open Source
Apr 17, 2014 Open Source Media
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A conversation with Alan Guth, Max Tegmark, and Robert Kirshner on inflation theory and huge cosmological questions.
Topics: physics, cosmology, Alan Guth, Max Tegmark, Robert Kirshner, Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon
Radio Open Source
Apr 11, 2014 Open Source Media
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An Open Source conversation with Richard Rhodes, author of "The Making of the Atomic Bomb"
Topics: Richard Rhodes, nuclear weapons
Radio Open Source
Apr 10, 2014 Open Source Media
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A conversation with Harvard Professor Elaine Scarry and Hugh Gusterson about the conflict between nuclear weapons and democracy.
Topics: nuclear weapons, democracy, thermonuclear monarchy, nukes
Radio Open Source
Apr 8, 2014 Open Source Media
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Solving the nuclear problem
Topics: USSR, USA, nukes
Radio Open Source
Apr 5, 2014 Open Source Media
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Open Source program about Edmund Burke with Yale professor and Burke biographer David Bromwich.
Topic: Edmund Burke
Radio Open Source
Apr 3, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 1,655
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A conversation with author Phil Klay.
Topics: Phil Klay, Radio Open Source, Redeployment, Christopher Lydon
Radio Open Source
Apr 3, 2014 Open Source Media
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Open Source Part 5 in Reading Chekhov Stories: The Teacher of Literature
Topic: Anton Chekhov The Teacher of LIterature
Radio Open Source
Apr 2, 2014 Open Source Media
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April 3, 2014 Open Source Show on Errol Morris's film on Donald Rumsfeld. Guests: New York Review of Books journalist Mark Danner, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson of Colin Powell's staff and the writer and historian Steven Kinzer.
Topic: Iraq War Donald Rumsfeld 9/11 Dick Cheney
Radio Open Source
Mar 31, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 281
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A conversation with the neuroscientist Oliver Sacks
Topics: Oliver Sacks, neuroscience, music, Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon
Radio Open Source
Mar 31, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 376
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A conversation with the neuroscientist Oliver Sacks.
Topics: Oliver Sacks, neuroscience, music
Radio Open Source
Mar 27, 2014 Open Source Media
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A conversation on the transcendentalism movement, with Dan McKanan, Megan Marshall, Paul Harding. Extras from Cornel West, Harold Bloom and Dan Chiasson
Topics: Emerson, Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Transcendentalism, Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon
Radio Open Source
Mar 26, 2014 Open Source Media
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Harold Bloom on his love of Emerson
Topics: Harold Bloom, Yale, Emerson, Transcendentalism
Radio Open Source
Mar 26, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 1,175
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A conversation with Robert Richardson at Walden Pond
Topics: Walden Pond, Robert Richardson, Emerson
Radio Open Source
Mar 26, 2014 Open Source Media
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A conversation with Robert Richardson about Emerson at Harvard's Emerson Hall
Topics: harvard, robert richardson, ralph waldo emerson, transcendentalists, radio open source, christopher...
Radio Open Source
Mar 26, 2014 Open Source Media
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Cornell West on his connection to Emerson
Topics: Cornell West, Emerson, Transcendentalism
Radio Open Source
Mar 26, 2014 Open Source Media
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Cornell West on what Emerson means to him
Topics: Cornell West, Emerson, Transcendentalism
Radio Open Source
Mar 26, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 2,394
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Harold Bloom on Emerson
Topics: Harold Bloom, Yale, Emerson, Radio Open Source
Radio Open Source
Mar 26, 2014 Open Source Media
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Robert Richardson on Emerson at Walden Pond
Topics: Emerson, Robert Richardson, Walden Pond, Nature
Radio Open Source
Mar 21, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 2,356
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Maxim Shrayer and Svetlana Boym discuss a Russian literature response to Putin's invasion of Crimea
Topics: Maxim Shrayer, Svetlana Boym, Russian literature, literature, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Crimea
Radio Open Source
Mar 20, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 1,548
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A conversation with the composer Gunther Schuller.
Topics: gunther schuller, jazz, classical, composter, christopher lydon, radioopensource, radio open...
Radio Open Source
Mar 20, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 1,143
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Christopher Lydon interviews Russian scholar Suzanne Massie on her memoir "Trust But Verify."
Topic: Russia Putin
Radio Open Source
Mar 20, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 2,164
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A discussion of the Russian invasion of Crimea.
Topics: crimea, russia, nabokov, tolstoy, chistopher lydon, radioopensource, radio open source
Radio Open Source
Mar 19, 2014 Open Source Media
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A conversation with the jazz and classical composer Gunther Schuller
Topics: jazz, classical, gunther schuller, christopher lydon, radio open source, open source media
Radio Open Source
Mar 17, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 1,878
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Christopher Lydon's conversation with the Irish writer Edna O'Brien
Topics: literature, radio open source, open source media, christopher lydon, edna o'brien
Radio Open Source
Mar 13, 2014 Open Source Media
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eye 1,930
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Christopher Lydon interviews novelist Helen Oyeyemi on her new book "Snow, Bird, Boy."
Topic: christopher lydon open source