Here are MTPR program highlights for April 10 – April 16, 2014
THURSDAY- April 10, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Michael Marsolek and guests
11:00 a.m. Freeforms with Zed and guests
1:00 p.m MTPR special shorts; the best of short form and comedic pieces from the public radio universe
2:06 p.m. Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad
4:00 p.m. The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages
7:30 p.m. The Write Question – Highlights from past programs with Zed and Chérie Newman
8:00 p.m. Classical music special – featuring live piano music from MTPR’s studio B.
9:30 p.m. Night Flight - Eclectic selections of late-night tunes, hosted by John Myers and Joan Richarde
FRIDAY – April 11, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Linda Talbott
11:00 a.m. Freeforms with Mike Steinberg and Rigel Bankshot
1:00 p.m. A Radiolab mini marathon. Three hours of Radiolab with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. Listen to this public radio phenomenon.
4:00 p.m. The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – A show for children of all ages
7:30 p.m. Pazz & Jop – A modern mix of pop music with hosts Fred Rice and Rigel Bankshot
10:00 p.m. Muse’s Jukebox – Eclectic mix of rock n’ roll, folk, jazz and pop
SATURDAY- April 12, 2014
7:00 a.m. The Children’s Corner with Annie Garde, Sam Manno and Jace Laakso
11:00 a.m. Montana Public Radio’s Opera Buffet. Joan Richarde, Howard Kingston, and guests celebrate the fine art of opera
2:30 p.m. A TED Radio hour mini marathon. Multiple hours of TED talks hosted by Guy Raz. A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create
6:00 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
8:00 p.m. American Routes – music genres from zydeco to classical and jazz to rockabilly
10:00 p.m. Jonkunnu Express – African and Caribbean music with Joan Richarde
11:00 p.m. City Lights – Modern pop and dance music for the eclectic with Joan Richarde
SUNDAY- April 13, 2014
6:00 a.m. Sunday Baroque
8:00 a.m. MTPR Chamber Music special
9:00 a.m. Weekend Edition Sunday from NPR including the puzzle
11:00 a.m. A special double dose of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
1:00 p.m. Dimensions in Jazz with Live Jazz from MTPR’s Studio B.
4:30 p.m. Pet Wars with Joan and Zed – The MTPR pledge week finale phenomenon. Thousands of pets are named at counted as the annual contest is held until Midnight.
MONDAY- April 14, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Handel: 2 Oboe Sonatas in A minor and in F major; Brahms: Handel Variations, Op. 24, for piano; Delius: Violin Sonata #3 and Dance for Harpsichord; Stenhammar: Serenade in F major
1:00 p.m. Alternative Radio
7:30 p.m. Ben Manilla hosts a special "The History of Classical Music"
TUESDAY – April 15, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Susan Israel – J.C. Bach: Trio for flute, violin, and cello in C major; Haydn-Hoffman: Concerto for flute, strings, 2 horns, and continuo; Kuhlau: Flute Quintet in E major, Op. 51 #2; Mozart: Divertimento #17 in D major, k. 334
11:00 am Freeforms with Michael Marsolek
1:00 p.m. Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
1:30 p.m. Musician’s Spotlight with John Floridis - Grammy award winning trumpeter Chris Botti visits with host John Floridis to discuss how he expanded his intense jazz upbringing to include extensive, multi-genre collaborations with diverse artists from Paul Simon to Andrea Bocelli, Sting to Steven Tyler and Gladys Night to Yo-Yo Ma.
7:30 p.m. This American Life
8:30 p.m. Reflections West – Doug Midgett reflects on the legacy of agricultural ghost towns—a by-product of the boom and busts of the homesteading era. He pairs his thoughts with a poem by Gwendolyn Haste
WEDNESDAY- April 16, 2014
9:00 a.m. Morning Classics - Beethoven: Violin Sonata #9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"; Chopin: Scherzo #4 in E, Op. 54, for piano; Salieri: Symphony in D major Chamber Orchestra – "La Veneziana"; Schumann: String Quartet #2 in F major, Op. 41 #2; Berwald: Symphony #2 in D major
1:00 p.m. Moyers and Company – A weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America’s strongest thinkers
8:30 p.m. What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now