Radio Times in Review: The Upside of Down, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird and Affirmative Action

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Guests: Megan McArdle, Lawrence Brownlee, Angela Brown, Bridgette Wimberly, Randall Kennedy

On today’s edition of Radio Times in Review: we’ll hear from journalist MEGAN McARDLE about the perks of failing, which she discusses in her book, The Upside of Down. We’ll also hear Marty’s discussion about the opera Yardbird, based on the life of Charlie Parker.  The opera premiered in Philadelphia in June, and was later staged at the Apollo Theater, notably the first opera ever performed the historic venue.  Marty spoke with tenor LAWRENCE BROWNLEE, soprano ANGELA BROWN and librettist BRIDGETTE WIMBERLY. And, we’ll listen to Marty’s interview with Harvard Law professor RANDALL KENNEDY, where they discussed his book, For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law.  The Supreme Court is tackling the controversial practice this term.

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