Hearing Voices from NPR®:
045 Shortcut Thru 2008—
The Year in Speeches, Songs, and Soundbites
Host— Peter Bochan of WBAI-FM
Airs week of— 1/07/200901-07
“Shortcut Thru 2008” (52:00 mp3):
An hour-long audio scan of Year 2008, from the the Olympics to oil prices, from the elections to the economy. A memorial to those who passed, including Studs Turkel, Eartha Kitt, George Carlin, Bo Diddley, and Paul Newman. And a tribute to the changing of the presidential guard. (Produced by Peter Bochan of All Mixed Up).
The retrospective includes the collapse of Wall Street, financial and political scandals, the wild fires, the ice storms, and one of most memorable political campaigns in history, ending with a personal tour of the White House (conducted by past, present and future Presidents) all mixed up with answers to the question… “What will you remember about 2008?”
Features comments from Barack Obama, Studs Terkel, George Carlin, Hillary and Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Tim Russert, Heath Ledger, David Letterman, Sarah Palin, John McCain, Harvey Korman, Mel Brooks, Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards, Katie Couric, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Arthur C. Clark, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, John Dean, Stephen Colbert, Michael Phelps, Derek Jeter, Charles Gibson, Bernard Madoff, James Taylor, Josh Brolin, Ted Kennedy, Brad Pitt, Mike Meyers, Bill Maher, Colin Powell, Jimmy Stewart, Chico & Groucho Marx, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich, Morgan Freeman, John F. Kennedy and many others.
Music from Brazilian Girls, Coldplay, John Legend, N.E.R.D., Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), Bruce Springsteen, The Real Tuesday Weld, Was (Not Was), Clint Mansell (The Wrestler), Quiet Village, Mr. Scruff, Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard, Neal Hefti, Mitch Mitchell, Barry Adamson, Danny Elfman (Milk), Peter Gabriel, Alexandre Desplat (Benjamin Button), Nina Simone, Alex Wurman, Malcolm Lockyer, Roy Budd and more. Tributes to Odetta, Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes, Bernie Mac, George Carlin, Paul Newman, Levi Stubbs(Four Tops), Charlton Heston, Miriam Makeba, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Mitch Mitchell, Bettie Page, Yma Sumac, Eartha Kitt, Arthur C. Clarke, John Stewart & Nick Reynolds (Kingston Trio), Jerry Wexler, Ira Tucker (Dixie Hummingbirds), Sydney Pollack, Richard Widmark, Ivan Dixon, Bobby Murcer, Utah Phillips, Harold Pinter, William F. Buckley Jr., Michael Crichton, Yves Saint Laurent, Lou Dorfsman, Tony Schwartz, Don LaFontaine, Jimmy McGriff, Lou Teicher(pianist), Cachao, Jimmy Giuffre, Walter (Killer) Kowalski, Eddy Arnold, Earl Palmer & Buddy Harman (legendary drummers), Earle Hagen (Andy Griffith Theme), Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, Jim McKay, W. Mark Felt (Deep Throat) and many more.