May 30 - June 5 , 2013

May 30, 2013

Here are highlights of some of the great programs on MTPR this week.

THURSDAY- May 30, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics

Hummel: Piano Trio in G major, Op. 65; Brahms: Piano Sonata #3 in F minor, Op. 5; Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44 #2; Eichhorn: Variations Brillantes for 2 violins and viola on a March by Rossini; Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - Suite for Orchestra

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with Zed or Katie Van Dorn                       

1:05 p.m.  Freakonomics Radio:  “The Truth Is Out There… Isn’t It?” 

Instances of weird recycling. From chicken feet to medical waste to nuclear waste, we hear about some clever ways not to waste....our waste. Also: why do members of the public have such sharp disagreements over stuff that the scientific community nearly universally agrees upon?


FRIDAY - May 31, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Linda Talbott

Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on a theme of Mozart, Op. 132a; W.A. Mozart: String Quartet in D major, k.499 - "Hoffmeister"; Georg Philipp Telemann: Two Wind Concertos - in F major for alto recorder, strings, and continuo; and in E minor for 2 flutes, bassoon, strings, and continuo; Franz Berwald: Sinfonie Singulaire (#3) in C major

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with Rigel Bankshot

SATURDAY- June 1, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Lyric Opera of Chicago

Opera: Don Pasquale (in Italian); Composer: Gaetano Donizetti

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab

A show about curiosity – where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blue between science, philosophy, and human experience

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

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



SUNDAY- June 2, 2013

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

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – MTPR’s weekly arts interview program

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys – “Big Sugar, Sweet Little Lies”

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 – "Fisher Spiders"

A program of 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.  New York Philharmonic

Conductor: Bernard Labadie; J.S. Bach:  Orchestral Suite No 4; Violin Concerto in E Major; Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42; Violin Concerto in A Minor; Orchestral Suite #3

MONDAY- June 3, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with William Marcus

Anton Arensky: Piano Quintet in D major, Op. 51; Igor Stravinsky: Danses Concertantes; Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Double Bass Quartet #3 in D major; Bohuslav Martinu: Variations on a Slovak folk song for Cello & Piano; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with William Marcus

1:00 p.m.  Alternative Radio

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



TUESDAY - June 4, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics with Susan Israel

Schubert: Piano Sonata #21 in B-flat major, D. 960; Chopin: Nocturne - from "Les Sylphides"; Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 135; Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K.131

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 – featuring the band Britchy

Montana music mainstay Richie Reinholdt has teamed up with newcomer Britt Arnesen, a singer songwriter whose experience growing up in Alaska helps inform her music as only that state can. Together they have formed Britchy and have released their debut recording.

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West

Melissa Mylchreest reflects on the mythology of the American West, pairing it with her poem “The Gap-tooth Girl,” which won the Obsidian award for Poetry in the High Desert Journal

9:00 p.m.  Selected Shorts


WEDNESDAY- June 5, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics

Scheibe: 2 Sinfonias in B minor and D major; Haydn: String Quartet in G major, Op. 77 #1; Stamitz: Symphony in F major; Raff: Grande Sonate in Eb minor, Op. 14, for piano; CPE Bach: Cello Concerto in A major

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with Howard Kingston  

1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company - Living Outside Tribal Lines
A report on striking extremes of wealth and poverty on display in California’s Silicon Valley and the human faces of wealth inequality.  Plus writer Sherman Alexie shares his irreverent perspective on contemporary American life, and discusses the challenges of living in two different cultures at the same time. “I know a lot more about being white than you know about being Indian,” Alexie tells Bill.

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