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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

PRI and WNYC

Arts, Design, Visual Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

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“Spoon River Anthology” Turns 100 & 24-Year-Old Torres Plays Live

May 7th, 2015

Episode 54 of 165 episodes

Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology” became a landmark of American poetry — by going deep into the darkness behind the ideal bucolic American life. We hear a live set from singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott, who performs as TORRES. She can’t talk with her family about being adopted, but she can sing about it. And the author Dylan Landis gets inside the head of a teenage girl in 1970s New York in hernovel "Rainey Royal."

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