Kristen Meinzer

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Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Strange Magic," "The Boy Next Door," and "Cake" hit the box office on this chilly weekend. Our Movie Date team lets us in on what's good.

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Guns, War & Hollywood: Why 'American Sniper' is a Box Office Hit

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The new Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper” has surpassed all box office expectations. How does its success speak to the state of America today?

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Web Exclusive: Navigating The Tricky Business of Sex & Parenthood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC's parenting podcast "The Longest Shortest Time" is launching a series on sex and parenting. Host Hillary Frank chats with Culture Producer Kirsten Meinzer about the series and more.

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Capital Jury

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jurors will hear testimony that will be graphically violent and harrowing, and they will have to decide whether Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes should be executed.

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MLK Day Through the Eyes of Young People

Monday, January 19, 2015

Each year, the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But we also want to look forward and explore how his work might be carried into the future. 

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Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

Monday, January 19, 2015

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip hop album. 

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'Paddington,' 'Black Hat,' 'Still Alice,' 'The Wedding Ringer'

Friday, January 16, 2015

It's the kind of week that will make you laugh and cry, and maybe think you have early onset Alzheimer's. 
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Movie Date: Films to See & Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 16, 2015

Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, review the new films hitting the box office this weekend.

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2015 Oscars: The Nods, Surprises & Snubs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Academy announced their nominations for the 2015 Oscars today. Kirsten Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, walks us through the nods, the surprises, and the snubs.

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The Moon Is a Galactic Garbage Can

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In total, the moon hosts more than 400,000 pounds of man-made material. But is this trash a problem, or just the cost of doing space travel?

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The CentCom Hack & The Age of Cybervandalism

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

U.S. Central Command, also known as CentCom, is responsible for U.S. military affairs in the Middle East. Yesterday their social media accounts were attacked by a group claiming be ISIS.

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'Taken 3,' 'Inherent Vice,' 'Mozart in the Jungle,' and Listener Mail

Friday, January 09, 2015

It's the early days of January, and you know what that means when it comes it movies...
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Surprising Twist: GOP May Raise Gas Tax

Friday, January 09, 2015

A few powerful GOP senators are signaling that they're open to the idea—even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out.

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Ben Folds on Why He Loves The Piano

Friday, January 09, 2015

The solo artist and frontman of Ben Folds Five discusses his first encounters with the instrument he loves. 

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Portlanders Struggle to Say Goodbye to Airport Carpet

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Portlanders are bidding a fond farewell to the carpet at the Portland Airport. Yes, the carpet. 

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Art Project Puts Used Pianos In Public Spaces

Thursday, January 08, 2015

From Los Angeles to Melbourne, decorated pianos are showing up on sidewalks, under bridges, and in parks. 

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The Sound of Passion: Falling in Love With the Piano

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

From teachers and students to tuners and technicians, the piano has a lot of dedicated fans. 

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The 30 Million-Word Gap Between Rich and Poor Children

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A marked disparity in the vocabularies of children of low-income and high-income parents has been shown to have lasting effects throughout their lives.

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The Best Movies of 2014

Saturday, January 03, 2015

As we move forward into 2015, Rafer and Kristen take a look back at the very best movies of 2014. 
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Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music: "Mozart in the Jungle"

Monday, December 29, 2014

The new Amazon Prime series "Mozart in the Jungle" is attracting attention for its A-list cast and racy look at the modern day classical music world. But how much of it is true?

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