"Swimming Pools" from Thao Nguyen's album We Brave Bee Stings and All.
Uninvited visitors arrive in a new world, seize the land, and take human lives. Native Americans know this scenario well. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky looks into the alien invasion narrative and the historical and psychological baggage that comes with it.
On America's first highways, road signs were hand-painted on wood. When interstates became standardized, so did the typeface. But in all sorts of conditions it still looks fuzzy. Designer Don Meeker helped bring signage back into focus. Produced by Derek John.
Since the 1950s, Art Rosenbaum has traveled all over the U.S. recording endangered music -- from Appalachian banjo players to Mexican farm workers. Philip Graitcer went with Rosenbaum on a recent recording trip in northern Georgia.
PRI's "Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen" explores art's creative influence and transformative power in everyday life. Through richly textured stories and insightful conversation about everything from opera to comic books, PRI's "Studio 360" presents ideas that are provocative, moving, and always engaging. Hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen, the series is a lively forum for the arts and culture that challenges listeners' perceptions of the world.
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
The reigning queen of bluegrass teams up with the 1960s rock legend for an album of cover songs called Raising Sand. Krauss and Plant tell Kurt about their unlikely collaboration.
Yoko Ono tells Kurt Andersen what it's like to be embraced by a whole new generation of musicians and fans.