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Thursday, January 29, 2009

This year's Super Bowl telecast comes during a tough time in the advertising industry. Find out the role music will play in this year's ads and during the halftime show. Plus: live music from soul-punk outfit Cold War Kids.


Cold War Kids

Super Ads Touch Down

Television advertisers are expected to shine on Super Bowl Sunday. But dark clouds are looming over the consumer economy. Joining us to talk about this year's Super Bowl ads -- and the role music will play in them -- are Josh Rabinowitz, senior vice president and director of music at ...

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Political oppression, violence, hyper-inflation, plus a recent cholera epidemic have devastated the southern African nation of Zimbabwe. But it's an even more unforgiving place for people with disabilities – who are often shunned for cultural reasons. A band of disabled musicians from Zimbabwe is now touring the United States. WNYC's ...

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Cold War Kids

Soul-punk outfit Cold War Kids debuted with an album that sold more than 170,000 copies – a smash success in the indie world. But critics were sharply divided over singer Nathan Willett's wild voice and the spiritual undertone in some songs. The southern California-based group joins us to talk about ...

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Super Ads, Super Music

I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl. I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl. Really, I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl.

Goddam Giants. No, I’m NOT looking forward to the Super Bowl.

But I will watch it anyway, because I’m an American, dammit, and that’s what we ...