Aug 30, 2018

Orchestras So White? One group is trying to change that

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(Markets Edition) In the ongoing odyssey on tariffs, the Trump administration is allowing U.S. companies some leeway to import more metals. Quotas used to be a way around U.S. metal tariffs, but some businesses are still having problems. We also take another look at the new-look NAFTA as the Friday deadline closes in for Canada to sign on. Then, we take a look at the diversity – or lack of it – within American orchestras, and how one group is working toward altering that perception. Today's show is sponsored by Abby Connect (Abbyconnect.com/morning) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/30/2018)

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To help diversify American orchestras, one group is helping to get players to auditions

Aug 30, 2018
Gabrielle Skinner is in a coaching session for auditions at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She’s one of 18 musicians here, and she plays an excerpt from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony on her viola.  Skinner, who plays with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York, is Latina and said sometimes she’s treated like an […]
The New World Symphony rehearses on stage at The Knight Concert Hall in the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts October 3, 2006 in Miami, Florida.
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(Markets Edition) In the ongoing odyssey on tariffs, the Trump administration is allowing U.S. companies some leeway to import more metals. Quotas used to be a way around U.S. metal tariffs, but some businesses are still having problems. We also take another look at the new-look NAFTA as the Friday deadline closes in for Canada to sign on. Then, we take a look at the diversity – or lack of it – within American orchestras, and how one group is working toward altering that perception. Today’s show is sponsored by Abby Connect (Abbyconnect.com/morning) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/30/2018)

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