Kurt Anderson

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Studio 360 - Episode 842 - Yo-Yo Ma, Boston, The 99 - Segment 6

Hey, Let's Put on a Show! The Extraordinaires are a punk band from Philadelphia. Last summer they got an idea in their heads to do a musical. They didn't have a budget, or any experience in musical theater... and they had only 8 weeks to learn. Jesse Dukes found out if they could pull it off.

Studio 360 - Episode 842 - Yo-Yo Ma, Boston, The 99 - Segment 1

Yo-Yo Ma The virtuoso cellist has gotten a lot of attention in the last decade for forming and leading The Silk Road Ensemble ?- a group that draws its members and music from countries all across Asia. Whether on the road or at home in Cambridge, Ma tells Kurt how every day begins with a Bach cello suite.

Studio 360 - Episode 842 - Yo-Yo Ma, Boston, The 99 - Segment 3

Southie Stories Ben Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, opens this week. It's set in a rough-and-tumble Irish neighborhood in Boston -? the same setting as Clint Eastwood's Mystic River and Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky looks into why his hometown of Boston (and specifically the areas of Southie and Dorchester) keeps getting treated to these class-centered cinematic portraits.

Studio 360 - Episode 842 - Yo-Yo Ma, Boston, The 99 - Segment 4

Tendues and Torque Ken Laws was in his early 40s when he decided he wanted to study ballet. Laws taught college physics, and when he had to shift his center of gravity to perform a simple pose at the barre, he immediately connected the dots between physical principles and dance movements. Produced by Hillary Frank.

Studio 360 - Episode 841B - Mira, Miles, Sticky Fingers - Segment 1

Mira Nair Director Mira Nair's films take place all over the Indian diaspora ?- from the rough city streets of Salaam Bombay to the American Deep South in Mississippi Masala. Her most recent film spans the distance from Calcutta to New York: The Namesake is about a young Indian couple who makes a life together in the US, and the struggles of their American-born son. Nair tells Kurt why unconventional love stories have inspired so many of her films.

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