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"Critical Karaoke" is a monthly show about music and the ideas it inspires. We also produce daily music history segments called "A Day in the Life." Both currently air on KRCC
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"A Day in the Life" is a 2-minute podcast about music, history, culture, and ideas.  We release at least one new episode every weekday on an incredible range of genres and artists.  We hope you enjoy these quick listens!

Apr 14, 2016

Today in 1958, the front page of the Los Angeles Times ran two headlines emblematic of the cold war era anxieties between The Soviet Union and the United States. The first headline dealt with the re-entry of Sputnik 2, the second Soviet satellite launched into orbit, the second reported that a young Texan named Van Cliburn had won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.  On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we transport ourselves back to the uncertainty of 1958.

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