Musician's Spotlight
1:00 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Spencer Myer

Spencer Myer

2/18/14 and 5/27/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:"  Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Spencer Myer is garnering audience and critical acclaim from around the world. His stellar playing is rapidly establishing him as a leading concert pianist of his generation.

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MTPR Program Highlights
12:43 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

May 29 - June 4

Here are MTPR program highlights for May 29, 2014 – June 4, 2014

THURSDAY- May 29, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics - Saint-Saens: Piano Trio #1 in F major, Op. 18; Van Bree: Grand Quatuor #3 in D minor; Schumann: Piano Sonata #2 in G minor, Op. 22; Nielsen: The Mist is Rising – for lute and harp; Sibelius: Symphony #5 in Eb major, Op. 82

1:00 p.m   “What’s Your Story?” – Research confirms that our minds depend on story as the main roadmap for comprehending. The final program from the month-long series, “The Really Big Questions”

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Alternative Radio
2:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Nomi Prins - The Wall Street White House Axis

Nomi Prins is a former investment banker turned journalist. She worked at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns. Her articles appear in major newspapers and magazines. She is the author of It Takes a Pillage and All the Presidents' Bankers.

06/02/2014 -

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Home Ground Radio
12:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Dr. Les Purce

Dr. Les Purce

5/27/14: This week on "Home Ground:" The family photos on the wall are an American account of slavery, Indians, westward migration, hard luck and hard work. The fascinating story of Les Purce's family.

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Monday Poems
10:21 am
Mon May 26, 2014

"Beside the Road While Our Nation Is at War"

Kim Stafford
Credit writer, western U.S., poet

In our son's young hand,
borrowed from the ground in California,
five acorns glisten and roll.
"Dad! These could be bullets!
Will you help me make a gun?"

His eyes look up into mine.

"Or Dad! They could be magic
seeds! Will you help me make
a bag with a hole—so
they drop along the path
and grow?" I take his hand in mine.

"Little friend, we must decide."


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Whitney Williams
10:01 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Congressman’s daughter follows her parents into a life of public service

Whitney Williams and her father, former Congressman Pat Williams
Credit Sally Mauk

        To say Whitney Williams grew up in a political family is a bit of an understatement. Her father Pat served 18 years as Montana's representative in the U.S. House. Her mother Carol was the first woman to serve as both the majority and minority leader in the state senate.
    Whitney worked on several political campaigns, served as the trip director for First Lady Hillary Clinton, and is the founder and CEO of the Seattle-based public policy and philanthropic firm known as williamsworks.

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MTPR Music
6:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

21st Century Women in Music

5/27/14: This week on "In Other Words:" It's a live music show. Host Ann Szalda-Petree introduces her guest, singer Eden Atwood, to some favorite songs written and performed by women since 2000.

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The Food Guys
6:00 am
Sun May 25, 2014


Traditional preparation of paella
Credit Jan Harenburg

5/25/14: This week on "The Food Guys:" Jon and Greg take up paella, the rice dish from Valencia, Spain. Spanish short-grained bomba rice is added to a paste composed of onion and grated tomato cooked in olive oil, and along with smoked paprika, a pinch of saffron, and chorizo, chicken or shellfish, the paella is cooked in such a way as to form a crust on the bottom of the rice. "Paella" refers to the round, shallow, polished cooking pan itself.

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5:00 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Black Box

05/31/2014 - This hour, we examine three very different kinds of black boxes—those peculiar spaces where it’s clear what’s going in, we know what’s coming out, but what happens in-between is a mystery. From the darkest parts of metamorphosis, to a sixty year-old secret among magicians, to the nature of consciousness itself, we confront the stubborn gaps in our understanding.

3:00 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Wagner's "Parsifal"

05/31/2014 - Approximately 4 hours, 45 minutes - in German, composed by Richard Wagner