Here are MTPR program highlights for March 13 – March 19, 2014
THURSDAY- March 13, 2014
9:05 a.m. – Morning Classics – Fauré: Impromtu, Op. 86 for Harp; Nadermann: Sonata in C major for Harp; Giuliana: Gran Duetto Concertante for Flute and Guitar, Op. 52; Telemann: Two Concerti in D major for three Trumpets; Monteverdi: Two Madrigals; Boccherini: Symphony #6 in A major
1:00 p.m An American Abroad Special – Women’s Rights After The Arab Spring - The revolutions of the Arab Spring promised greater freedoms for the people of the Middle East. But while some freedoms have been gained, stability has been lost. In many cases, it's become more dangerous, especially for women.
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 – Julie Cajune, Salish writer and actress in the one-woman play “Belief”
FRIDAY – March 14, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Saint-Saëns: Six Bagatelles, Op. 3 and Rhapsodie d’Auvergne, Op. 73; Roussel: Padmavati – Opera Ballet in two Acts; “Amazing Grace” – performed by R. Carlos Nakai and Udi Bar-David; Couperin: Les Nations – Premier Ordre: La Francoise; Debussy: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra
SATURDAY- March 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. Metropolitan Opera – Massenet’s Werther
4:00 p.m. Radiolab – Zoos”
In a cruel trick of evolution, humans can stand just three feet from a ferocious animal and still be perfectly safe. Radiolab goes to the zoo to ask what's with our need to get close to "wildness"? We poke at where we stand in this paradox -- starting with the Romans, and ending in the rain forests of Belize… staring into the eyes of a wild jaguar.
6:00 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
SUNDAY- March 16, 2014
8:00 a.m. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – Delius, Bliss, and Walton
11:10 a.m. Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview
11:20 a.m. The Food Guys - “Carnitine”
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 – “Bird Migration Part 2”
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— Osmo Vänskä conducts music of Kalevi Aho, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky
MONDAY- March 17, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Müller: Selections for Clarinet and Piano; Strauss: Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra in D major; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115; Massenet: Meditation de Thais for Flute and Piano; Borne: Fantaisie Brillante for Flute and Piano
1:00 p.m. Alternative Radio - Chris Hedges – Captain Ahab and U.S. Empire
7:30 p.m. The Chieftains – an encore music documentary salutes Ireland’s musical ambassadors. You will hear music recorded throughout their storied career, interviews, and tributes from Celtic music historians.
TUESDAY – March 18, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet #3, Op. 3, in B minor; Schubert: Selections from “Die Schöne Müllerin”; Weber: Grand Sonata in Ab, Op. 39; CPE Bach: Symphony #3 in C major and Symphony #4 in A major
11:00 am Freeforms with Michael Marsolek
1:00 p.m. Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
1:30 p.m. Musician’s Spotlight – The Hooligans - Longtime Montana favorites, The Hooligans, waited over 20 years to release their first recording "Beggars and Thieves" and along the way picked up an album producer and part time member, Little Feat's Bill Payne. Finding themselves just hitting their stride, the veteran band is entering a new and exciting phase in their history.
8:30 p.m. Reflections West – Erin Saldin reflects on the mysterious bond between parent and child. She pairs her thoughts with the classic western novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.
WEDNESDAY- March 19, 2014
9:00 a.m. Morning Classics - Corelli: 2 Concerti Grossi: #1 in D and #2 in F; Schmelzer: “Polish Bagpipes” in G major; Tchaikovsky: String Quartet #1 in D major, Op. 11; Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42, for Piano; Glazunov: Symphony #1 in E major, Op. 5
1:00 p.m. Moyers and Company – A weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America’s strongest thinkers
8:30 p.m. What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now