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Monkey See
5:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Winners And Losers of The Fall TV Season Begin to Emerge

Debra Messing, right, stars with Robert Klein in NBC's The Mysteries of Laura.
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What's most amazing about this point in the TV season, is what hasn't happened yet.

One month into the new season, no new fall TV show has yet been canceled.

(By this point last year, several shows had already been put out of our misery, including ABC's Lucky 7 and NBC's Ironside remake.)

Still, despite programmers' patience this year, there's still lots of clues about what's working this TV season and what isn't. Here's a peek at what we know so far about the current TV season.

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Remembrances
5:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies

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Arts
4:55 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Charenee Wade On Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Below is the 10/17 podcast of Song Travels. 

Jazz vocalist Charenee Wade began singing at 12 and learned from jazz luminaries such as Carmen Lundy and Christian McBride. Her clear voice and impressive technique landed her first runner-up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk competition, and she followed this success with her debut album, Love Walked In.

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Author Interviews
4:44 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

From Sizzling Fajitas To The Super Bowl, How Sounds Help Sell

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Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:11 pm

Joel Beckerman believes we are living in a golden age of sound: "We have these amazing opportunities to both set the tone and experiences for people, give them information in an instant," he tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding — and we're not just talking about jingles. These are the sonic cues in commercials, the ambient music in coffee shops, in the beeps, dings and whoosh that occasionally flies from your cellphone. And companies are embracing it.

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Arts
4:35 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Judith Owen on the Acoustic Café

Below is the October 13th podcast of Acoustic Café.

Judith Owen returns this time to play songs from and talk about her new album “Ebb & Flow.” Seeking a decidedly 70s sound, Judith employed bassist Lee Sklar, drummer Russ Kunkel and guitarist Waddy Wachtel, 3 guys who made a big chunk of those classic early 70s records with Browne, Taylor, Zevon, Ronstadt, and hundreds more. As a special treat, Lee Sklar joined Judith for her Acoustic Café session and interview!

Listen to Acoustic Café on WPPB every Saturday from 8-10pm.

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