Bruce Springsteen http://www.kunc.org en N.J. Gov. Christie Chats With 'The Boss' http://www.kunc.org/post/nj-gov-christie-chats-boss Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie finally met his state's favorite son. He attended more than 100 Bruce Springsteen concerts without meeting the devoted Democrat. But after the Republican governor toured storm damage with President Obama, the two embraced. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:28:00 +0000 36062 at http://www.kunc.org The Week In Music: What To Read Now, Prince Edition http://www.kunc.org/post/week-music-what-read-now-prince-edition Need something to distract you from politics news? Yeah, us too. So here you go: behind the scenes with intense, high-achieving, middle-aged men; a list of ways the common man is being screwed over by big industry; Springsteen and fact-checking our present understanding of the past. Oh, sorry. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:52:00 +0000 34041 at http://www.kunc.org The Week In Music: What To Read Now, Prince Edition Do You Really Know What Live Is? http://www.kunc.org/post/do-you-really-know-what-live For a few minutes the other night, I thought I'd be going to see <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/149157994/one-direction" target="_blank">One Direction</a> this Sunday. A dad I know sent me a text proposing that we bring our third-graders to Key Arena for the exceptionally mop-topped <a href="http://www.onedirectionmusic.com/us/home/" target="_blank">British boy band's</a> Seattle show. He thought we could nab some tickets. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:09:00 +0000 31143 at http://www.kunc.org Do You Really Know What Live Is? N.J. Gov. Christie Challenges 'New York Post' Story http://www.kunc.org/post/nj-gov-christie-challenges-new-york-post-story Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says the New York Post went beyond the facts. The Post published a photo of Christie at a Bruce Springsteen concert. His head was back, his eyes closed, and the Post said he fell asleep. The governor insists he was just listening. And in fairness, Christie seems a genuine fan of his home state star. Although they disagree on many things politically, Christie has attended 127 Springsteen concerts. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.<p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:14:00 +0000 25964 at http://www.kunc.org Bruce Springsteen's Hard-Bitten Pop Optimism http://www.kunc.org/post/bruce-springsteens-hard-bitten-pop-optimism Ever since <em>The Rising</em> in 2002 — and arguably since 1984's <em>Born in the U.S.A.</em> — <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14837922/bruce-springsteen">Bruce Springsteen</a> releases have functioned as State of the Union addresses as much as pop LPs. <em>Wrecking Ball</em> does, too, beginning with its Occupy-era lead single "We Take Care of Our Own," an anthemic bit of wishful thinking which, like "Born in the U.S.A.," seems easy to misinterpret by 180 degrees if you don't pay attention to the verses between the chorus.<p>But <em>Wrecking Ball</em> has a lot going on. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:54:00 +0000 23442 at http://www.kunc.org Bruce Springsteen's Hard-Bitten Pop Optimism