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KUSC brings you interviews with movers and shakers in the world of the arts.

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2014 Best Score Oscar Nominee Thomas Newman

The score that Thomas Newman eventually wrote for Saving Mr. Banks was given the unusual demand to weave his own music with the classic Sherman Brothers songs for Mary Poppins. He discusses these joyful challenges with Jim Svejda.

Note: Due to copyright restrictions, music has been edited out of this program.

Posted 2/21/2014 3:52:00 PM

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2014 Best Score Oscar Nominee Steven Price

Composer Steven Price received his first Oscar nomination for the space-disaster film Gravity. He discusses with Jim Svejda his decision to compose psychologically in order to match the approach of director Alfonso Cuaron, as well as how he worked without two standards of modern film scoring: No temp track & no percussion.

Note: Due to copyright restrictions, music has been edited out of this program.

Posted 2/19/2014 9:57:00 AM

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2014 Best Score Oscar Nominee John Williams

For his 49th Oscar nomination, John Williams discusses the (non)importance of the piano in his score to The Book Thief. Plus, why he might have turned down composing Star Wars back in 1977, if he knew then what he knows now.

Note: Due to copyright restrictions, music has been edited out of this program.

Posted 2/7/2014 3:37:00 PM

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2014 Best Score Oscar Nominee Alexandre Desplat

With 6 Oscar nominations in 8 years, it is safe to say that composer Alexandre Desplat is on a roll. His most recent nomination for Philomena brings him back to an English setting, which has proved fertile musical ground.

Note: Due to copyright restrictions, music has been edited out of this program.

Posted 2/7/2014 11:10:00 AM

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T.C. Boyle

KUSC's Dennis Bartel speaks with renowned writer T.C. Boyle about his new collection, Stories II.

Posted 12/6/2013 9:17:00 PM

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