Sue Ginn

Business Manager

Sue is a native Missoulian.  She has worked at the University of Montana for more than 15 years, 10 of them at Montana Public Radio.  

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Rusalka

Jun 21, 2014

06/28/2014 - Composed by Antonin Dvorak

It’s like The Little Mermaid grown up. Beautiful and mysterious things happen in the dark woods. Lyric Opera of Chicago takes you there with Ana María Martínez, Brandon Jovanovich, Eric Owens, Jill Grove, and Ekaterina Gubanova in a new production and company premiere of Dvořák’s heartbreaking fairytale fantasy.

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,83

Musical Language

Jun 20, 2014

06/21/2014 - What is music? Why does it move us? How does the brain process sound, and why are some people better at it than others?

We re-imagine the disastrous debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913 through the lens of modern neurology, and we meet a composer who uses computers to capture the musical DNA of dead composers in order to create new work.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91512-musical-language/

06/26/2014 - Film, music, and art are often the best ways to capture the will and the mood of the people in times of turmoil.  Art sometimes has the power to move millions where politics fails. So in this program we attempt to identify some prominent artistic voices in the Middle East, North Africa, and in South Asia and evaluate their take on liberal ideals, on sectarian violence, on terrorism and how they're being received by audiences in both the Arab and Muslim communities and in the West.

06/19/2014 - Today we are talking about our green future – green energy and greenbacks. The news for business is good: When companies use less energy, they save money and create more jobs. Our guests include an eminent economist and a U.S. climate negotiator, both looking for ways to protect the planet while keeping the world economy on track. We will also look at how Walmart is going green to boost to boost their bottom line.

http://www.climate-one.org/

06/23/2014 - When looking into the past, the great historian Howard Zinn said, "We never get 'just the facts.'" We often get glaring omissions and distortions. History is always a selection from an infinite number of facts. And what is selected is based not just on one's personal interest but on race, class, gender, and other factors. A true picture of the past is rarely achieved, and never by presenting "just the facts." Historians need the eyes of thousands of people, the ears of poets, a nose for secrets, the hands of a master painter.

06/16/2014 - The pretext of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was the September 11 attacks. Washington announced it was pursuing Osama bin Laden. But very quickly the Bush administration changed its objective to include the overthrow of the Taliban regime in Kabul. That mission switch precipitated the longest war in U.S. history. Washington and its NATO allies have said they are withdrawing their forces at the end of 2014. But it seems almost certain that U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan.

The Barber of Seville

Jun 14, 2014

06/21/2014 - Composed by Gioacchino Rossini

The eponymous barber Figaro (baritone Nathan Gunn) is the ultimate fixer in this rollicking comedy. He struts his stuff in the famous "Largo al factotum" aria, "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!" He takes sides in a love triangle, helping Count Almaviva (tenor Alek Shrader) woo and win the beautiful Rosina (mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard) from her old, lecherous guardian Dr. Bartolo (baritone Alessandro Corbelli).

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,83

New Normal

Jun 12, 2014

06/14/2014 -

In this hour of Radiolab: reframing our ideas about normalcy. Evolution results from the ability of organisms to change. But how do you tell the difference between a sea change and a ripple in the water? Is a peacenik baboon, a man in a dress, or a cuddly fox a sign of things to come? Or just a flukey outlier from the norm? And is there ever really a norm?

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91693-new-normal/

Who Are You?

Jun 12, 2014

06/07/2014 -

This hour of Radiolab centers around a chilling question: how well can you ever really know the people around you?

We talk to neuroscientists, primatologists, actors, zookeepers, and fathers who are all trying to get inside another’s mind--from how a newborn sees his dad, to a rare disorder that turns family members into impostors.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91717-who-are-you/

Black Box

Jun 12, 2014

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.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/black-box/

Die Fledermaus

Jun 12, 2014

06/14/2014 - Composed by Johann Strauss, Jr.

Shameless flirting, false identities, dance-to-dawn partying, and free-flowing champagne: Johann Strauss, Jr.’s paean to Partytown, a.k.a. Vienna in the early 1870s, delivers all manner of uproarious intrigues and complications with Juliane Banse as Rosalinde, Bo Skovhus as Eisenstein, and Daniela Fally as their naughty maid Adele.

Approximate length three hours 20 minutes

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,83

La Traviata

Jun 12, 2014

6/7/2014 - What’s it like to be the most beautiful, most desired party girl in Paris – and to be losing your life just as you find true love? Welcome to the dark, glittering world of the Parisian demimonde. It’s one of the most popular operas of all time. Soprano Marina Rebeka portrays the ill-fated heroine, Violetta Valéry. Tenor Joseph Calleja is her lover, Alfredo Germont. And baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont.

Approximate length three hours

David Cay Johnston

Jun 4, 2014

06/09/2014 - The Societal Impacts of Inequality - The U.S. has the dubious distinction of being the most unequal of all developed countries. The gaps between rich and poor have not been seen since the Gilded Age over a century ago. The one-tenth of one percent is loaded with stocks, bonds, hedge funds, cash and property. The respected business journalist Martin Wolf writes, "An out-of-control financial sector is eating out the modern market economy from inside, just as the larva of the spider wasp eats out the host in which it has been laid." Inequality is corroding democracy.

06/12/2014 - What's Your Story?

Research confirms that our minds depend on story as the main roadmap for comprehending, deciphering, recalling and organizing our lives. Why do stories have such power over our beliefs and our behaviors? Why did we evolve to be storytelling animals?

http://www2.pri.org/infosite/networknews/trbq.cfm

06/05/2014 - Is the college of the future online? With the popularity of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the availability of online degree programs at a fraction of their on-campus price, we are experiencing an exciting experiment in higher education. Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary? The debaters are Anant Agarwal, Jonathan Cole, Ben Nelson, and Rebecca Schuman.

06/11/14 - A Father's Day Special, a classic mix of memorable music, clips, and interviews with Dad

http://www.prx.org/pieces/18545-father-s-favorite-shortcut

Black Box

May 24, 2014

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.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/black-box/

Wagner's "Parsifal"

May 24, 2014

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

http://schedule.wfmt.com/?day=05/17/2014&hs=0&he=23

Puccini's Madama Butterfly

May 22, 2014

05/24/2014 - Approximately 3 hours - in Italian, composed by Giacomo Puccini - Libretto by: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, after the short story by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco

http://schedule.wfmt.com/?day=05/17/2014&hs=0&he=23

Verdi's "Otello"

May 22, 2014

05/17/2014 - Approximately 3 hours - In Italian, Composed by Giuseppe Verdi - Libretto by:  Arrigo Boito, after William Shakespeare's tragedy

http://schedule.wfmt.com/?day=05/17/2014&hs=0&he=23

Rossini's "La Cenerentola"

May 22, 2014

05/10/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

Three peerless Rossini virtuosos star in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and tenors Juan Diego Flórez and Javier Camarena, who share the role of her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.

Bellini's "I Puritani"

May 22, 2014

05/03/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min.

An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini’s final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera’s greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/i-puritani-bellini-tickets.aspx

Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte"

May 22, 2014

04/26/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 40 min.

Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Guanqun Yu and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/search/index.aspx?q=cosi

Strauss's "Arabella"

May 22, 2014

04/19/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 31 min.

Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts.

In the title role, Malin Byström, "elegant in both looks and tone, and sounding full and flexible, is uncannily reminiscent of Kiri Te Kanawa... her voice has silvery plush..."

04/12/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min.

After their powerful pairing in Il Trovatore, Marcelo Álvarez and Patricia Racette reunite in Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/andrea-chenier-giordano-tickets.aspx

Deception

May 22, 2014

05/24/2014 -Lies, liars, and lie catchers. This hour of Radiolab asks if it's possible for anyone to lead a life without deception. We consult a cast of characters, from pathological liars to lying snakes to drunken psychiatrists, to try and understand the strange power of lying to yourself and others.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91612-deception/

Oop

May 22, 2014

05/17/2014 -Oops. In this hour of Radiolab, stories of unintended consequences.

You come up with a great idea. You devise a plan. You control for every imaginable variable. And once everything’s in place, the train hops your carefully laid tracks. In this episode, one psychologist's zeal to safeguard national security may have created a terrorist, while one community's efforts to protect an endangered bird had deadly consequences. And against all odds, a toxic lake spawns new life.

05/19/2014 - Are sports simply a form of entertainment or is there some deeper meaning off the field we are not seeing? From ancient Greece to modern times, sports have always been a big attraction. But in the cable and digital age it is bigger and more lucrative than ever. Sports encompass the world. From soccer in Latin America to cricket in India to hockey in Canada, millions of people are energized by and care about their teams and players. Heroes rise and fall. Tiger Woods, Brett Favre, Lance Armstrong. There are sex scandals, doping, and murder trials.

Monumental Disagreements

May 19, 2014

05/26/2014 - This is a country awash in monuments. They adorn traffic circles, street corners and, of course, the National Mall. In this special Memorial Day episode of BackStory, the American History Guys explore the idea of national remembrance. What or whom have Americans chosen to memorialize? And what do these choices say about us?

http://www.prx.org/pieces/97429-monumental-disagreements-rebroadcast

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