Bob Boilen, NPR @ Brown University

Picking Music for NPR
21 April 2011

For over 30 years, Bob Boilen has been dedicated to the innovative use of sound in performance, television and radio. With a career spanning experimental musical performance, theatrical composition, television production and radio direction, his experience and achievements are numerous. For 18 years, Boilen directed NPR's renowned show All Things Considered, and he brought his passion for music to public radio introducing subtly curated musical selections between segments in the show. Over the years listener interest in these musical selections grew significantly, and in 2000 All Songs Considered was born. Over a decade since the launch of All Songs Considered, we were fortunate to be able to welcome Bob Boilen to Brown University to meet with leaders in student radio and to speak at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts to share some reflections about his work, his passion for sound and just how he picks music for NPR.

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