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This painting of Edward R. Murrow hangs at the entrance of NWPB TV studios in Jackson Hall on the WSU Pullman campus. Historically, a Lucky Strike cigarette is left for… Continue Reading Smoke Screen, a noir radio mystery for pledge drive
El Grito de la Independencia Selections of Mexican composers, performers and conductors for the celebration of the Mexican Independence from Spain. It began September 15th 1810 with “The Shout of… Continue Reading Variations on a Theme: Mexican Independence Day!
The first Labor Day was celebrated in 1882. The labor movement is long, varied, and complex. But at the heart of it is the desire for better living conditions for… Continue Reading Variations on a Theme: Labor Day!
NWPB receives no funding and has no control over ads played on Spotify. All great composers were students and one time or another. Danse bohemienne by Debussy was written when… Continue Reading Variations on a Theme: Hearing Homework
Biopics are notoriously fraught with difficulty. They have to achieve an emotional and intellectual resonance, as well as a period look and feel. The script has to reflect and enhance the inherent drama in the lives of its characters, and the main one really has to matter. In Oppenheimer, the British-American writer-director Christopher Nolan embraces the challenge of telling the story of the “most important person who ever lived,” as he puts it. Continue Reading Reeder’s Movie Reviews: Oppenheimer