A solo artist starts a band… we’ve heard that story before. A formerly solo artist starts a band with her father and husband… now that’s interesting. Folk singer Alela Diane and her band Wild Divine share the sounds of the Pacific Northwest live in our studio.
Prince Rama performs tonight at the Bowery Ballroom. Free download of the epically entitled “Land Of The Apocalypse Transcended.”
From the Archives: Hom (a.k.a. Henry) Hong Wei joined WNYC’s engineering staff in 1939 to help with our coverage of the New York World’s Fair. He is one of the earliest, if not the first, Asian-Americans to earn an FCC First Class Radiotelephone Operators license. He became WNYC’s Chief Engineering Supervisor and retired after 42 years in 1981. Hom passed away last Sunday. He will be missed. (Thanks to Hom and Damon Wei for this photo.)
Empire State Building, New York Photo: Joe McNally
In the city that never sleeps a new awareness about energy means the Empire State Building now uses bright lights at night only to celebrate holidays and special events. And power-hungry Manhattan has generating potential of its own: A tidal-energy project under development in the swift-flowing East River could power a thousand homes.