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After The Storm: You Pick The Music

Rosanne Cash joins us for a live broadcast from 9-11p.m. ET to help create a post-storm playlist.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Downed trees on Neptune Ave. in Coney Island after Hurricane Sandy. Downed trees on Neptune Ave. in Coney Island after Hurricane Sandy. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

As Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc along the East Coast this week, few of us were in the mood for music. Now, as we begin the long process of repairing and rebuilding, many will seek out familiar songs and compositions. Join Soundcheck host John Schaefer this Thursday from 9-11 p.m. ET for our special broadcast, "After The Storm: You Pick The Music."

We take your calls, and ask you what song you'd like to play for New York and its surrounding storm-affected areas. Plus, we'll talk with special guests: singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and New York Times arts reporter Dan Wakin about the role of creative culture in the wake of tragedy.

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After The Storm: Musicians Pick

It practically goes without saying that music provides the soundtrack to our lives, be it in happy moments or in times of struggle and pain. Such is the case this week following Hurricane Sandy which has seen much of the Eastern Seaboard still without power, with major flooding, and experiencing tragedy of all kinds. In the wake of the storm, we asked our listeners and a variety of musicians what music helps them get through such events and what they would play for people still facing hardships. Here's what we received from artists such as Regina Spektor, filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Jonathan Demme, Laurie Anderson, Passion Pit, and many more.

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