Ben Folds recently spoke about his new memoir, “A Dream About Lightning Bugs,” with Tom Casciato for the PBS NewsHour.
As we near the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Carlos Santana speaks with Tom Casciato about the smell of his childhood violin, the way Otis Rush influenced him, his hallucinogenic Woodstock performance, and how “Kumbaya will kick your ass from here to eternity.”
Musician Joe Jackson was drawn early to classical music before achieving fame as a frenetic rocker, then going on to develop one of the broadest compositional palettes in contemporary music. In the midst of his 40th anniversary tour, Jackson reflects on a unique career with Tom Casciato.
Tom Casciato recently interviewed Nils Lofgren at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park and NYC’s City Winery at the close of Nils’s Golden Anniversary tour for his reflections half-century making music with Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and many others.
Tom Casciato’s “Storms of the Future,” with Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, and scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute premieres as part of the second season of the Emmy Award-winning climate-change series YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY — tonight at 10 pm EDT on the National Geographic Channel. Streaming begins tomorrow on Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, and the NatGeo TV app.
The Armor of Light, directed by Abigail Disney, co-directed and produced by Okapi’s Kathleen Hughes, premieres tonight on the PBS series Independent Lens. It will be followed by a town hall discussion led by NPR’s Michel Martin. More info here: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/the-armor-of-light/