MTPR Weekly Highlights
9:27 am
Wed August 21, 2013

August 22 - August 28, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for August 22– August 28, 2013.


THURSDAY- August 22, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics
Carmelo Nicotra:  Absinthium, guitar quartet; Giovanni Sollima:  Bestiario di Leonardo guitar quartet; Ghedini:  Puerilia for piano; Vivaldi:  2 Bassoon Concerti, RV485 in F major and RV 502 in Bb major; Boccherini: Quintet in D major - "Fandango"; Rossini: Two Sting Sonatas: #2 in A mjor and #4 in Bb major

1:05 p.m   Documentary Special

7:30 p.m.  The Write Question – Mark Trahant, author of “The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars”

FRIDAY – August 23, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Linda Talbott
Bach:  Cello Suite #4 in Eb major, BWV 1010; Martinon: Duo: musique en forme de sonate, Op. 47; Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre for piano; Liszt: Dante Symphony

SATURDAY- August 24, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Los Angeles Opera - Tosca in Italian

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab -  “Patient Zero” – The story of perhaps the most iconic Patient Zero of all time: Typhoid Mary.  Then, a molecular detective story to pinpoint the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.  

6:00 p.m.  The Plant Detective  – “Oat”

6:02 p.m.  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor - a rebroadcast from the 2010 Minnesota State Fair, featuring Sara Watkins, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele and The Cactus Blossoms.


SUNDAY- August 25, 2013

8:00 a.m.  Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – J.S. Bach:  Piano Concerto No. 7 in G Minor; Béla Bartók:  Violin Sonata No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center –

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Peaches”

11:30 a.m.  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me
The “oddly informative” NPR news quiz show – with Peter Sagal and Carl Kassell

12:25 p.m.   Field Notes – " Wilson’s Phalarope" – a program of the Montana Natural History Center

4:00 p.m.  TED Radio Hour - "Making Mistakes" - We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen -- and when they do -- how do we deal with being wrong?

7:00 p.m.  L.A. Philharmonic - Charles Dutoit conducts music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Strauss


MONDAY- August 26, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with William Marcus
Schubert:  Introduction & Variations on a theme from "The Mullerleider", Op. 25 for flute and piano; Lane:  Introduction and Allegro for English Horn & Piano; Pleyel: Flute Concerto in C major; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, k. 581; Stamitz: Symphony in E-flat major

7:30 p.m.  Elvis at Stax - In 1973, with a pile of new songs, Elvis decided to record at the legendary Stax Studios in Memphis – home to some of the brightest soul artists of the time.  Hear highlights from those sessions and interviews with the people who were in the room.


TUESDAY – August 27, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Susan Israel
Zelenka:  Sonata #5 for 2 oboes, bassoon, and continuo; Arensky:  Piano Trio #2 in F minor, Op. 73; Bartok: Roumanian Folk Dances; Rachmaninov:  Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, for 2 pianos; Glazunov:  Introduction and Dance from Salome, Op. 90

1:00 p.m.  Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – Andre Floyd – Andre Floyd has been an ambassador of the blues and a cultural minister of the arts in western Montana for over 30 years. He also shares his experience as an African American growing up and performing in a state with a small minority population; how he was affected and how he was able to affect the attitudes of those around him.

7:30 p.m.  This American Life - "Babysitting" - Stories of babysitters, and what goes on while mom and dad are away that mom and dad never find out about.

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West - Mark Munger reflects on fires in the West—those we fight seasonally and the internal fires that push us towards our goals.  He pairs his essay with a passage by Norman Maclean.        

8:35 p.m.  Selected Shorts - Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces some odd couples in two stories. Cathedral, by Raymond Carver, read by James Naughton, and I Dated Jane Austen, by TC Boyle, read by Isaiah Sheffer


WEDNESDAY- August 28, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics
Brahms:  Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76; Reicha: Quintet in E., Op. 106 for horn and string quartet; Hindemith: Horn Sonata in F major; Bruch: Symphony #2 in F minor, Op. 36
 
1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company  - "America's Gilded Capital" - Forget Republican Red or Democratic Blue. The power color in Washington is the cool green of cash.

8:30 p.m.  What I Like About Jazz - with John Arvish