Here are MTPR program highlights for June 6-12, 2013.
THURSDAY- June 6, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics
Turina: Selections for piano; Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34; Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra for Guitar; Gaspar Sanz: Baroque Dances for Guitar; Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op.35
11:00 a.m. Freeforms with Katie Van Dorn
1:05 p.m An Intelligence Squared Debate - The GOP: Seize the center or die?
2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. Was their embrace of small government, low taxes, and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds with shifting American demographics? Or did the GOP embrace the right platform, but the wrong candidates? The debaters are David Brooks, Mickey Edwards, Laura Ingraham, and Ralph Reed.
7:30 p.m. The Write Question – Jo Deurbrouck (Idaho Falls, ID) author of 'Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West's great rivers'
FRIDAY – June 7, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Linda Talbott
Veracini: Overture #2 in F major; Rossini: Un Mot à Paganini & Petite Fanfare; Salieri: Concerto in C major for flute, oboe and orchestra; Schubert: 2 Choral pieces; Mendelssohn: Octet in Eb major, Op. 20
11:00 a.m. Freeforms with Mike Steinberg
SATURDAY- June 8, 2013
11:00 a.m. Lyric Opera of Chicago
Two operas in German: Elektra and Hansel & Gretel; Composer: Richard Strauss
4:00 p.m. Radiolab - Detective Stories
Forensics, archeology, genealogy, and genetics are devoted to figuring out what really happened. In this hour of Radiolab, digging up the past leads to some very unexpected finds. We begin at a trash dump in Egypt, where we find Jesus, Satan, sissies, and porn. Next, a goat on a cow leads us to hundreds of old letters scattered on the side of Route 101. And lastly, a blood-sampling tour of Asia reveals a prolific baby-maker...and potentially a world conqueror.
6:00 p.m. The Plant Detective – “Peony”
6:02 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
This week from the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California. With special guests, singer and songwriter Colin Hay, humorist Paula Poundstone, America's "Acting President" Martin Sheen, comedienne Lily Tomlin, and singing sisters Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele.
SUNDAY- June 9, 2013
8:00 a.m. Center Stage from Wolf Trap
11:10 a.m. Front Row Center – International Choral Festival
Michael Marsolek talks with Melissa Blunt, Executive Director of the International Choral Festival, about the 2013 Choral Festival, July 17-20, in Missoula.
11:20 a.m. The Food Guys – “To Saturate or Not to Saturate”
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 – " Prairie Supercenter"
A program of the Montana Natural History Center
4:00 p.m. TED Radio Hour - Framing the Story
In this hour, TED speakers explore the art of storytelling -- and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.
7:00 p.m. New York Philharmonic
Conductor: András Schiff; J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto in F Minor; Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 9 in C Major; J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D Major; Schumann: Symphony No. 4
MONDAY- June 10, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with William Marcus
J.S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations for piano; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66; F.J. Haydn: Symphony #89 in F major
11:00 a.m. Freeforms with William Marcus
1:00 p.m. Alternative Radio –
7:30 p.m. An Afterglow special – Play Ball!
Afterglow salutes the baseball season with a singing tribute to America's national pastime. Stepping up to the plate are Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelley, Les Brown, and Sarah Vaughan, with Count Basie, Vince Guaraldi, and Dave Frishberg on deck as well.
TUESDAY - June 11, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Susan Israel
Borodin: String Quartet #2 in D major; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll - original version for 13 instruments; Schubert: 3 songs for flute and piano; Liszt: Apres une lecture du Dante for piano; Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
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 – The On Ensemble
Taking the ancient instruments of Japanese Taiko music into new realms, the four member On Ensemble bring their diverse backgrounds as jazz drummer, rock bassists, DJs and electronic music producers to create a repertoire of ground-breaking music.
7:30 p.m. This American Life – Invisible Made Visible
The radio version of an episode performed live on stage and beamed to movie theaters all over the country. David Sedaris, Tig Notaro and Ryan Knighton perform stories, plus the late David Rakoff, in his final performance on the show
8:30 p.m. Reflections West
Clay Springmeyer reflects on unexpected dangers in peaceful places. He pairs his reflection with a poem by Sheila Ruble
9:00 p.m. Selected Shorts
WEDNESDAY- June 12, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics
Ignaz Moscheles: Sonate Caracteristique in Bb major, Op. 27; Louise Farrenc: Piano Trio #1 in Eb major, Op. 33; Robert Schumann: Manfred Overture, Op. 115; Pablo de Sarasate: Song of the Nightingale for violin and piano and Airs Ecossais for violin and piano; Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto #1 in A minor, Op.33
11:00 a.m. Freeforms with Howard Kingston
1:00 p.m. Moyers and Company – Taming Capitalism Run Wild
Economist Richard Wolff talks about battling rampant capitalism and fighting for economic justice.
7:30 p.m. On Being with Krista Tippitt - Uncovering the Codes for Reality
Are we in the matrix? Physicist James Gates reveals why string theory stretches our imaginations about the nature of reality. Also, how failure makes us more complete, and imagination makes us more knowledgeable.
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