June 27 - July 4, 2013

Jun 24, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for June 27-July 4, 2013.

THURSDAY- June 27, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics
Gershwin:  Cuban Overture for Piano 4 Hands;  Barber:  Souveniers, Op. 28, for Piano 4 Hands;  Gallagher:  Sinfonietta;  Landson:  Travels for String Quartet;  Piazzola:  Oblivion for trumpet and piano;  Gershwin:  Porgy and Bess Suite

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with Zed
1:05 p.m   SCOTUS: Supreme Court Rulings Wrap-up
The Supreme Court is finishing its year with rulings on three major cases:  affirmative action in college admissions, the pre-clearance requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the status of gay marriage (Prop 8 and DOMA). Join host Linda Wertheimer with guests Ron Elving, Senior Washington Editor, Nina Totenberg, Legal Affairs Correspondent, Tom Goldstein, publisher of and contributor to SCOTUSblog  and Michael Fauntroy, Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University for an hour long special that will look at these rulings and reflect on the past year with SCOTUS.

7:30 p.m.  The Write Question – Blythe Woolston, Billings, Montana, author of the literary thriller “Black Helicopters”

FRIDAY – June 28, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Linda Talbott
W.F. Bach: 2 Flute Duos:  #2 and #6;  Goetz: Symphony in F major, Op. 9;  Brahms: Piano Trio #2 in C major, Op. 87;  Weber: Clarinet Concerto #2 in Eb major, Op. 74

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms

SATURDAY- June 29, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opera: Rigoletto; Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab -  “Inner Voices” – This hour explores the voices inside our heads.  From a child forming his or her first thought to the nagging feeling that you’re bound to fail, we’ll delve into all the ways that the voices in our heads shape us, help us, and sometimes hurt us.  Along the way, tell the story of Mel Blanc, “the man of 1,000 voices,” and how one of those voices might have saved his life.

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

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

SUNDAY- June 30, 2013

8:00 a.m.  Center Stage from Wolf Trap

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys – “It’s the Sugar”

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 – "Rattlesnake Creek"
A program of the Montana Natural History Center

4:00 p.m.  TED Radio Hour -

7:00 p.m.  New York Philharmonic
Conductor:  Lionel Bringuier;  Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2; Kodaly: Dances of Galánta; Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

MONDAY- July 1, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with William Marcus
Strauss: Two pieces for Piano Quartet, AV 182; Strauss: Concertante in C major, AV 157; Taneyev: String Quartet #2 in C major, op. 5; Dvorak: Waltz #4 for String Quartet, Op. 54; Tchaikovsky: Manfred, Op. 58 - Symphony in 4 scenes

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with William Marcus

1:00 p.m.  Alternative Radio

 7:30 p.m.  You Must Remember This, with Allen Secher

TUESDAY - July 2, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Susan Israel
Mozart: Flute Quartet in A major, k. 298; Schubert: Piano Sonata #18 in G major, Op. 78, D. 894; Beethoven: Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 5 #1; Bruch: Symphony #1 in Eb, Op. 28

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 – Erin and the Project
Featuring the dyadic cyclone that is Erin Ezekiel (vocals/keys) and Paul Ezekiel (drums/percussion), a blend of soul, blues, jazz, R&B, and rock genres forming a category referred to as “soul-ternative”  
7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West
Krys Homes reflects on the human desire to leave a legacy.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by her brother, Steve Garnaas-Holmes

9:00 p.m.  Selected Shorts

WEDNESDAY- July 3, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics
Bach: Fugue from Violin Sonata #1, BWV 1001; Albeniz: Leyenda; Albeniz: Iberia, books 1 and 2, for piano; Debussy: Rapsodie for Saxophone & Orchestra; Two dances for harp and strings; Chausson: Symphony in Bb major, Op. 2011:00 a.m.  Freeforms with Howard Kingston
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

THURSDAY- July 4, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics
Rick Sowash: Picket fence for violin, oboe, and piano; Rick Sowash: 3 American Perennials for Woodwind Quintet; Selections from "Colonial Capers - Odes, Anthems, Jigs and Reels";  James Hewitt: Medley Overture in D minor - major; Antonin Dvorak: Symphony #9 in E minor, Op. 95

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms
1:05 p.m   Capitol Steps - 4th of July edition of “Politics Takes A Holiday”

7:30 p.m.  The Write Question
Kate Davis, Florence, Montana, photographer and author of “Bald Eagle Nest:  A Story of Survival in Photos”