August 29 - September 4, 2013

Aug 29, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for August 29– September 4, 2013.

THURSDAY- August 29, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major, k. 533; Schubert:  Violin Sonata in A major, D. 574; Handel:  Larghetto for cello and piano; Mendelssohn: String Quintet #1 in A major, Op. 18; Weber: Symphony #2 in C major

1:05 p.m   State of the Re:Union – “Summer In Sanctuary” - An American Graduate Special
This episode combines radio drama and documentary to explore America's dropout epidemic through the intimate story of one man's attempt to make a difference in the lives of a group of high-risk kids.

7:30 p.m.  The Write Question – Natalie Brown, author of ‘The Lovebird’

FRIDAY – August 30, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Debussy:  Premiere Suite d'Orchestre for Piano 4 Hands; Paganini:  Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 - #17-24; Puccini: Crisantemi - Andante mesto for string quartet; Berlioz: Harold en Italie, Op. 16

SATURDAY- August 31, 2013

11:00 a.m.  San Francisco Opera – Die Walkure by Richard Wagner

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – “Known Unknowns” – Some things are simply unknowable, from the pain another person feels to the reasons why they commit horrible acts.  This program introduces people who are trying to measure and make sense of things they can’t quite grasp.  And, two people whose job depends on not knowing who they are, where they are, or what might happen in the very next moment

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

6:02 p.m.  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

SUNDAY- September 1, 2013

8:00 a.m.  Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – Oliver Knussen:  Songs for Sue from Requiem, Op. 33; Ernst von Dohnányi:  Piano Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 1

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center –

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Tomato Sauce”

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 – "Moss" – a program of the Montana Natural History Center

4:00 p.m.  TED Radio Hour -

7:00 p.m.  L.A. Philharmonic - Gustavo Dudamel conducts music of Vivier, Debussy, and Stravinsky

MONDAY- September 2, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Samuel Barber:  Interlude, Op. Posth; Samuel Barber:  Piano Sonata, Op. 26; Jennifer Higdon:  Scenes from the Poet's Dreams for piano quintet; Eric Ewazen: Ballade, Pastorale & Dance for flute, french horn, and piano; Aaron Copland:  Billy the Kid (ballet)

1:00 p.m.    Labor Day special – Hearing Voices – Nine to Five
For Labor Day: The work we do, from Wall Street traders to taxi cab drivers. With a tone-poem by Ken Nordine, a podcast from Love and Radio, and sound-portraits from Radio Diaries.

7:30 p.m.  You Must Remember This – hosted by Allen Secher

TUESDAY – September 3, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Wagner:  Fantasia in F-sharp minor for piano; Reinecke:  Trio, Op. 274 for clarinet, horn, and piano; Greig:  Siguard Jorsalfar, Op. 56 - 3 orchestral pieces; Svendsen:  Symphony #2 in B-flat major, Op. 15

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

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – Nathalie Pires – Her father named her after a Julio Iglesias song, but it was the beautiful and mysterious sounds of Fado music from her family’s homeland of Portugal that captivated the young “Jersey girl”.  Her passion for that music inspired her to devote her career to bringing Fado’s soaring melodies and dramatic stories to audiences across the globe.

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West - Jessye Duplessis reflects on the struggle to locate a “home” in any one place.  She pairs her thoughts with a moody Jack Kerouac song “Home I’ll Never Be”
8:35 p.m.  Selected Shorts

WEDNESDAY- September 4, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Mozart:  Violin Sonata in E minor, k. 304; Schubert: Rondo, Op. 70, O. 895; Pleyel:  String Quartet in E-flat; Haydn:  Piano Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20; Beethoven: Symphony #8 in F major, Op. 93
1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company  

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