Here are MTPR program highlights for October 10-16, 2013.
THURSDAY- October 10, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Glazunov: Piano Sonata #2 in E minor, Op. 75; Taneyev: String Quartet #5 in A major, Op. 13; Prokofiev: Sonata in D major for Solo Violin, Op. 115; Tchaikovsky: Symphony #3 in D major, Op. 29 – “Polish”
1:05 p.m An Intelligence Squared Debate - Is the U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed?
Do drones hurt, or help, in our fight against terrorism? The debaters are Ahmed Rashid, John Kael Weston, Admiral Dennis Blair (USN, Ret.) and General Norton Schwartz (USAF, Ret.)
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 – Shawn Vestal, author of “Godforsaken Idaho: Stories”
FRIDAY – October 11, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Kuhlau: Grande Sonate Concertante for flute and piano; Ibert: Divertissement for orchestra, Trios Pieces Breves for horn, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon; Taffanel: Wind Quintet; Strauss: Introduction theme and variations in E-flat major for horn and piano, horn concerto #2 in E-flat major
SATURDAY- October 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. San Francisco Opera – The Tales of Hoffmann composed by Jacque Offenbach
4:00 p.m. “Games” – A good game—whether it’s a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. Why do we get so invested in something so trivial? What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?
6:00 p.m. The Plant Detective – “Saw Palmetto II”
6:02 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
SUNDAY- October 13, 2013
8:00 a.m. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – The Jupiter String Quartet: Gershwin, Barber, Mendelssohn
11:10 a.m. Front Row Center – MTPR’s weekly arts interview program – Scott Milner of Seeley Lake’s Two Valley’s Stage is Michael’s guest.
11:20 a.m. The Food Guys - “Eating”
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 – "Larch" - Information about the flora and fauna of western and central Montana by the Montana Natural History Center
4:00 p.m. TED Radio Hour -
7:00 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony – Music of Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, Respighi and Berlioz
MONDAY- October 14, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Grieblin: The Four Elements; Frost: Nocturne and Bird of Prey for flute and piano; Hoover: Kokopeli for sole flute; Thow: To Invoke the Clouds for 2 flutes; Harbach: Veneration for Orchestra, Frontier Fancies for violin and orchestra; David Yeagley: Sonata #1 for Northern Plains Indian Flute; Howard Hanson: Symphony #3
1:00 p.m. Alternative Radio – David Nibert – The Animal Industrial Complex
7:30 p.m. Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams - This special traces how Hank Williams’ “lost notebook” of unrecorded songs were found and set to music for new recordings by Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Jack White, Patty Loveless, Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow and others
TUESDAY – October 15, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Stamitz: Symphony in D minor; Haydn: Two piano trios, #24 in D major and #31 in E-flat minor; Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto, RV 475; Beethoven: Piano Sonata #32 in D minor, Op. 111; Mozart: String quartet #23 in F major, k. 590
1:00 p.m. Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
1:30 p.m. Musician’s Spotlight – The Shook Twins - Laurie and Katelyn Shook bring their self-branded "quirky folk." The identical twins honed their craft in their hometown of Sandpoint, ID and have become favorites at festivals, clubs and concert halls
7:30 p.m. This American Life
8:30 p.m. Reflections West - Adrian Wassel reflects on the fragile bonds between animal and people. He selected a poem by Robert Wrigley for this reflection.
8:35 p.m. Selected Shorts
WEDNESDAY- October 16, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780 for piano; Strauss: Piano Trio #2 in D major; Mendelssohn: String Quintet #2 in B-flat major, Op. 87; Bach: Two Keyboard Concerti, #5 in F minor, BWV 1056, #6 in F major, BWV 1057
1:00 p.m. Moyers and Company
8:30 p.m. What I Like About Jazz - with John Arvish