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Musician's Spotlight
2:00 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Little Hurricane

Credit Dan Chusid - San Diego Troubadour

2/25/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:" Girls can't play drums? Soft spoken Californians can't sing the blues? Think again. Front man Anthony "Tone" Catalano and drummer Celeste "C.C." Spina found each other on Craigslist and formed the "dirty blues" band Little Hurricane. Within a year they’ve found a home at major festivals and on nationwide tours.

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Ag Secretary
12:53 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Food and fire among the Ag secretary’s biggest concerns

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

As U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack is in charge of a lot more than the nation's food policy. His agency also oversees management of our national forests, and as a member of the Cabinet, he advises the president on everything from the farm bill - to the impacts of climate change.

In this feature interview, Vilsack talks with News Director Sally Mauk about those issues and more - starting with why he thinks the Affordable Care Act is a good deal for rural Americans.

 

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Commentary
8:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Valuing the Montana Colstrip Electric Generators: A Strange New World

Valuing the Montana Colstrip Electric Generators: A Strange New World

 

NorthWestern Energy is proposing to purchase the Montana hydroelectric generators originally owned by the Montana Power Company. Montana Power sold them off in the late 1990s as it pursued a speculative dream of becoming a national telecommunication company. Instead Montana Power went bankrupt and ceased to exist.

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MTPR Program Highlights
8:01 am
Tue February 25, 2014

February 27 - March 5

Here are MTPR program highlights for February 27 – March 5, 2014

THURSDAY- February 27, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics – Bach: Two Sinfonias for Piano, #4 in D minor and #5 in Eb major; Pärt-Passacaglia, Vivaldi: Concerto in F major, RV 551, for 3 Violins; Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 #2; Hummel: Piano Trio in Eb major, Op. 12; Haydn: Symphony #91 in Eb major

1:00 p.m   Civil Rights in America – a special hosted by Charles Dutton

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

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Alternative Radio
2:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Sonia Nazario - The Courage of Immigrants

Sonia Nazario, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Polk Award, has reported for The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. Her book Enrique’s Journey was a bestseller.

03/03/2014 - Emma Lazarus in her poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty wrote: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Bedros, my father might have seen those words in 1914 when he landed at Ellis Island and Araxie, my mother too, seven years later when she arrived. My parents were highly motivated to leave Armenia, their ancestral homeland in Eastern Turkey. Genocide does a lot to focus the mind on survival. For them, and millions of others, America was a safe haven. Today, violence. economic terror and hunger drive many to come to these shores.

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Big Data
1:28 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

The 2012 Obama campaign revolutionized how data is used to get voters to the polls

Analytics expert Dan Wagner

He's been called a cross between Bill Gates and Batman. As the chief analytics officer for the 2012 Obama campaign, Dan Wagner and his staff of data scientists revolutionized how big data is used to target voters, and get them to the polls.

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Opera
11:06 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Borodin's Prince Igor

3/1/2014 - Approximate running time: 4:30

Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.

Opera
11:06 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

02/22/2014 - Approximate running time 4 hrs. 23 min.

Strauss's bittersweet comic masterpiece features a superb ensemble led by Martina Serafin as the Marschallin. The performances celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opera's U.S. premiere. Edward Gardner conducts.

"Witty, elegant and profoundly moving... a wonderful cast..." (New York Times)

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/rosenkavalier-strauss-tickets.aspx

Opera
11:02 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Schatten

02/15/2014 -Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)A

pproximate running time 4 hrs. 2 min.

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Alternative Radio
10:38 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Ray Suarez - The Latino United States

Ray Suarez was host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He was chief national correspondent for PBS’ NewsHour for many years. He is the host of Inside Story on Al-Jazeera America. He is the author of Latino Americans.

02/24/2014 - Juan González, in his classic book, Harvest of Empire, writes, “We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies 
are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.” Sadly, instead of walls coming down, walls are literally going up. The border is militarized. The tens of millions of Latinos in the U.S. represent an enormous diversity from Dominicans to Bolivians and Salvadorans to Chileans.

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