Kurt Anderson

Kurt Anderson

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Studio 360 - Episode 840 - Sputnik, Fantasy TV, Sharon Jones - Segment 6

Sharon Jones Their 1960s soul sound is uncanny, but don't be fooled: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are making brand-new music. Jones, 51, held down a string of jobs (including as a corrections officer on New York's Riker's Island) waiting for her big break. Now it's here. Jones and the band join Kurt in the studio as they kick off a world tour.

Studio 360 - Episode 840 - Sputnik, Fantasy TV, Sharon Jones - Segment 2

Get Your Kicks on Sputnik There was instant global awe for the Soviet satellite, just under 2 feet in diameter, which circled the earth every 96 minutes. It was the beginning of the space age, but it wasn't just a technological marvel: it had a lasting impact on American culture, language, and design. Richard Paul looks into why Sputnik has never really left our orbit.

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