Here are MTPR program highlights for October 24-30, 2013.
THURSDAY- October 24, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Widor: Suite, Op. 34, for flute and piano; Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria; Auric: Les Facheux; Glière: 12 Albumblatter, Op. 51; Miaskovsky: Cello Concerto, Op. 66
1:05 p.m A Climate Week documentary – "A Burn Special: Rising Seas" - While all coastal cities face real trouble, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says Miami is the most vulnerable in its assessment of threats to 50 major cities worldwide. Parts of Miami may be permanently flooded in as few as 15 years.
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 - a special one-hour program for Montana Public Media Climate Week, featuring authors Christopher White and Doug Peacock
FRIDAY – October 25, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Grieg: Album Leaves, Op. 28 #1 and 4; Lyric Pieces, Op. 43; Andriessen: Variations on a Fugue by Kuhnau; Variations on a theme by Couperin; Holst: Second suite in F major for brass; Jones: Four movements for five brass; Svendsen: Symphony #1 in D major, Op. 4
SATURDAY- October 26, 2013
11:00 a.m. San Francisco Opera – Luisa Miller (in Italian) composed by Giuseppe Verdi
4:00 p.m. Radiolab – “War of the Worlds” – An examination of the power of mass media to create panic. Recorded live at the Fitzgerald Theater, the show takes a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcast history.
6:00 p.m. The Plant Detective – “Datura”
6:02 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
SUNDAY- October 27, 2013
8:00 a.m. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – an all Bach program
11:10 a.m. Front Row Center – MTPR’s weekly arts interview program – Michael Marsolek talks with Ray Eckness about the coming 75th anniversary of Orson Welles War of the Worlds, and the MTPR live broadcast coming up on October 30th.
11:20 a.m. The Food Guys - “Breeding Nutrition Out of Our Food”
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 – "Coloration" - 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 – Vasily Petrenko conducts music of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Elgar, and Dukas
MONDAY- October 28, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Mozart: String Quartet #15 in D minor, K. 421; Verdi: 3 aria selections – performed by Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Rossini and Mozart: Two opera transcriptions for violin and piano; Nicolai: Symphony in D major
1:00 p.m. Alternative Radio – Justin Lewis – ”Media & Consumer Capitalism”
7:30 p.m. International Choral Festival special - A special featuring performances and behind-the-scenes interviews from Missoula's 2013 International Choral Festival produced by Cherie Newman for MTPR.
TUESDAY – October 29, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Kuhlau: Fantasia in D major for solo flute; Quantz: Flute Sonata in Bb major; Rameau: Castor et Pollux; Royer: Pièces de Clavecin; Benda: Flute Concerto in E minor
1:00 p.m. Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
1:30 p.m. Musician’s Spotlight – Luke Dowler – “I always write each song as if it’s my last” says the Kalispell songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; That commitment is evident in the soulful delivery and raw honesty of his music. Creative ideas abound, such as his "8 in 8" project in which he wrote, recorded and released a video of 8 new songs in 8 weeks.
7:30 p.m. This American Life
8:30 p.m. Reflections West - Krys Holmes reflects on the human desire to leave a legacy. She pairs her thoughts with a poem by her brother, Steve Garnaas-Holmes
8:35 p.m. Selected Shorts
WEDNESDAY- October 30, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Dvorak: String Quartet #11 in C major, Op. 61: Schulhoff: 2 piano pieces, WV 119, Esquisses de Jazz, WV 90; Herzogenberg: Phantasie, Op. 15, for violin and piano; Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings
1:00 p.m. Moyers and Company
7:30 p.m. “War of the Worlds” – A live radio-play broadcast from MTPR using the original script in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles historic broadcast. This live production features staff and voices from Montana Public Radio and MontanaPBS.