July 11 - July 17, 2013

Jul 9, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for July 11-July 17, 2013.

THURSDAY- July 11, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 for piano; Pachelbel: Canon; Delius: In a Summer Garden; David Homan: Romeo & Juliet Pas de Deux; David Homan: Have Been Resolved; David Homan:  Black Ribbons; Bernstein/Fleischer: West Side Story Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms
1:05 p.m   Burn, An Energy Journal – The Switch
The nation’s aging power grid, built 50, 60 years ago, is taxed year-round but especially in the summer months with triple-digit temperatures, violent storms and outages when users are relying on their air conditioners. This Burn special will examine the state of America’s electric power grid and the science needed to modernize it.

7:30 p.m.  The Write Question –
David Shields, Seattle, WA, author of the memoir “How Literature Saved My Life”

FRIDAY – July 12, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Linda Talbott
Carl Filtsch: Selections for piano; Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 44; W.A. Mozart: Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407; Johannes Brahms: Symphony #3 in F major, Op. 90

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms

SATURDAY- July 13, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opera: Oklahoma; Composer:  Richard Rodgers

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab -  “The Good Show”
In this episode, a question that haunted Charles Darwin:  If natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?   Do we really live in a selfish, dog-eat-dog world?  Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?

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

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

SUNDAY- July 14, 2013

8:00 a.m.  Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – Soloists:  William Preucil,  Robert Ingliss, Jennifer Frautschi, L.P. How,  Aloysia Friedmann , Joseph Johnson,  Marji Danilow,  Kathleen McIntosh, Jeremy Denk, Tokyo String Quartet, Kazuhid Isomura, Clive Greensmith – Music of J.S. Bach and Elgar

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center –

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys – “Who Has The Guts For Gluten”

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 – " Crows"
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 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 with solist Leif Ove Andsnes; Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

MONDAY- July 15, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with William Marcus
Beethoven:  Violin Sonata #2 in A major, Op. 12 #2; 2006 Choral Festival cd:  Selections performed by Ansan City Choir, South Korea; Telemann:  Overture - Suite in Bb major, TWV 55:B10; 2009 Choral Festival cd:  Selections performed by Kammerchor Saarbrücken - Germany; Mozart:  Symphony #40 in G minor, KV550

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with William Marcus

1:00 p.m.  Alternative Radio –

 7:30 p.m.  Music Special

TUESDAY - July 16, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Susan Israel
J.S. Bach:  English Suite #3 in G minor, BWV 808; Franz Berwald:  Symphony #4 in Eb major; Felix Mendelssohn:  String Quartet in Eb, No Opus number; 2006 Choral Festival cd:  selections performed by Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir; 2009 Choral Festival cd:  selections performed by Koritsia group from Sweden

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with Michael Marsolek
1:00 p.m.  Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – Josh Harty – touring across continents, Josh Harty’s unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues, and folk close to their hearts.  The son of a North Dakota preacher/police chief, Harty’s music proves that good story telling combined with journeyman musicianship is as American as music gets.

7:30 p.m.  This American Life –

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West
Sarah Bhimani reflects on the sparsest season between winter and spring. For the literary pairing, Bhimani recalls what Rick Bass refers to as “the brown season,” right before spring
9:00 p.m.  Selected Shorts

WEDNESDAY- July 17, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics
Schumann:  Selections for piano; Dohnanyi:  String Quartet #3 in A minor, Op.33; Scriabin:  Etude Op. 8 #11 for cello and piano; Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #6 in B minor, Op.74

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms
1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company –

7:30 p.m.  On Being with Krista Tippitt  -

8:25 p.m.  Mountain West Voices with host, Clay Scott
A program featuring the extraordinary stories of ordinary people throughout the Rocky Mountain West