December 19 - December 25

Dec 16, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for December 19 – December 25, 2013

THURSDAY- December 19, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Johann Melchior Molter: Concerto Pastorale; Rick Sowash: Guitar suite for an Old Friend at Christmas; Rick Sowash: A Christmas Ceremony for flute and cello; Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso #8 in G minor, Op. 6; G.F. Handel: Highlights from “The Messiah”

1:05 p.m   Freakonomics – The Cobra Effect - If you want to get rid of a nasty invasive pest, it might seem sensible to offer a bounty. But as we’ll hear in this episode of Freakonomics Radio, bounties can backfire.

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 – Brandon Schrand, author of the memoir, “Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem and Misbehavior”

FRIDAY – December 20, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Vivaldi: “Winter” from “The Four Seasons”; Piazzola: Invierno Porteño “Winter in Buenos Aires”; Bax: Winter Legends; Andrew Skeet, Anthony Phillips: Winter Song

SATURDAY- December 21, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Metropolitan Opera – Britten’s A Midsummer Nights’ Dream

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – THE GOOD SHOW – Is altruism an aberration?  If natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain cooperation between creatures?

6:00 p.m.  The Plant Detective with Beth Judy – “Frankincense”

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

SUNDAY- December 22, 2013

8:00 a.m.  The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center– All Brahms

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Duck Breasts” (repeat 4/29/12)

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 – " Clark’s Nutcrackers" - Information about the flora and fauna of western and central Montana by the Montana Natural History Center

4:00 p.m.  TED Radio Hour - A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create

7:00 p.m.  The San Francisco Symphony—Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts music of Sibelius, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Wagner, Schoenberg

MONDAY- December 23, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Respighi:  Three Botticelli Pictures; Selection from A Classical Christmas:  Suite on 4 Polish Christmas Carols and  “What Child is This” for accordion and harp; J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Locatelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 1 #8 in F minor; Selections from “A Winter’s Light”

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio –Barbara Ehrenreich – Kicking People When They’re Down

7:30 p.m.  Winter Solstice Celebration – Paul Winter Consort – 2 hours

TUESDAY – December 24, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Manfredini: Christmas Concerto in C major, Op. 3 #12; Selections from Surrounded by Angels CD; Palestrina: Missa O Magnum Mysterium; Tournier: Noels for the harp, Op. 32; Britten: Interlude and Recession from “A Ceremony of Carols” for harp; Glazunov: Les Chanteurs de Noel; Ireland: The Holy Boy; Selections from A Year at King’s CD

11:00 am    Christmas Eve Freeforms with Michael Marsolek

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

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – John Floridis hosts a special holiday edition featuring music by artists who have appeared as guests over the last 10-1/2 years

04:00 pm    The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – Stubby Pringle’s Christmas will be read

7:30 p.m.  Tinsel Tales:  NPR Christmas Favorites

8:30 p.m.  MTPR’s production featuring Walt Dunlop’s complete reading of “A Christmas Carol”
10:00 pm    A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College

WEDNESDAY- December 25, 2013

12:00 am    A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico

01:00 am    Welcome Christmas

07:00 am        A Chanticleer Christmas

08:00 am       Tallis Scholars – Love is better than wine

09:00 am       Handel’s Messiah – From Washington National Cathedral

10:00 am       A Centennial Ceremony of Carols:  A Benjamin Britten holiday Celebration

11:00 am       A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico

11:55 am       Truman Capote’s classic story, “A Christmas Memory” read by MTPR’s Gus Chambers
01:00 pm    Glad Tidings of Great Joy  - this program offers some of the most splendid Christmas music ever to come from northern Europe

02:06 pm    Tinsel Tales 2 - Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program NPR offers another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories

03:00 pm    A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 2013

07:00 pm    This American Life

08:00 pm    Thistle & Shamrock Christmas Special

09:00 pm    St. Olaf Christmas Festival

11:00 pm    Welcome Christmas

12:00 am    Jazz Piano Christmas XXIX