MTPR Program Highlights
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October 31-November 9, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for October 31-November 9, 2013.

THURSDAY- October 31, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Carl Tausig: The Ghost Ship, Op. 16 for piano; Robert Schumann:  Ghost Variations for piano; Beethoven: Piano trio in D major, Op. 70 #1 – “Ghost”; Dvorak: The Noon Witch, Op. 108; Tartini: Violin Sonata in G minor – “The Devil’s Trill”; Sarasate: Faust Fantasy; Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

1:05 p.m   War of the Worlds – A re-broadcast of last evening’s live production from MTPR using the original script for the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles historic broadcast. This live production features staff and voices from Montana Public Radio and Montana PBS.  

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 - Sharma Shields, author of “Favorite Monster:  Stories”

FRIDAY – November 1, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Bach: English Suite #2 in A minor, BWV 807; Kuhlau: Grand trio in G major for 2 flutes and piano, Op. 119; Doppler: Hungarian Duettino for 2 flutes and piano, Op. 36; Bruckner: Symphony #3 in D minor

SATURDAY- November 2, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Houston Grand Opera – The Italian Girl in Algiers – by Rossini

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – “Of Men and Myths” – This program looks at the men behind some of the most famous inventions of our time and wonders what they really created, and what legacy they will leave behind

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

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

SUNDAY- November 3, 2013

8:00 a.m.  The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – Schumann and Wolf

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Foods We Hated, Then Loved”

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 – "Live Wires, Dead Birds" - 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 –  James Conlon conducts music of Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Ravel, and Berlioz

MONDAY- November 4, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Tellefson: Violin Sonata #1 in G major, Op. 19; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture; Scriabin: 2 piano sonatas #9, Op. 68 and #5, Op. 53; Chopin: Variations on a theme by Rossini for oboe and harp; Dvorak: Symphony #4 in D minor, Op. 13

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio – Susan Clark – “Slow Democracy”

7:30 p.m.  You Must Remember This with Allen Secher – The Monday Music Special

TUESDAY – November 5, 2013 – Fall on air fundraiser starts today

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

1:00 p.m.  Special - Musician’s Spotlight  – John Floridis hosts a program featuring special guests from the past year. Highlights include Little Feat's Bill Payne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vienna Teng, Pat Metheny, The Wailin Jenny's, Shawn Colvin, Robin Ford and more.

7:30 p.m.  Special - This American Life - Including The View From Here, Ben Loory, and excerpts from the 500th episode

9:35 p.m.  Selected Shorts - Ghosts and Angels: comic and romantic stories by James Thurber (The Night the Ghost Got in), Alice Hoffman (Examining the Evidence), and Alan Gurganus (It Had Wings). Guest host: Robert Sean Leonard

10:30 p.m.  Reflections West - Montana Educator, Stephen Sylvester reflects on bear hunting in the West.  He uses a passage from Meriwether Lewis’ journal – an account of ferocious grizzly bears

WEDNESDAY- November 6, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – with Susan Israel
 
1:00 p.m.  Special – TED Radio hour  

7:30 p.m.  Special – What I Like About Jazz - with John Arvish and Friends  

THURSDAY- November 7, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – with Michael Marsolek

1:05 p.m   The StoryCorps 10th anniversary special – “Ties that Bind” Celebrate the first decade of StoryCorps, with a special retrospective hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - with Terry Conrad and friends

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 – MTPR’s Zed and author Walter Kirn are Cheri Newmans’s guests

FRIDAY – November 8, 2013 – Fall on air fundraiser concludes today

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

1:00 p.m.    Special – Radiolab - Jad and Robert encourage listeners to support public radio with excerpts from their favorite expectation-defying public radio pieces — from a side-splitting investigative report, to a deeply poignant conversation between two comedians, to a powerful reflection on a legendary children’s author

2:00 p.m.     Special – A Prairie Home Companion – During this funny special Royal Academy of Radio Actors version of A Prairie Home Companion, host Garrison Keillor recalls the first appearances of Sue Scott and Tim Russell

3:00 p.m.     Special – Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! – Peter, Carl and Paula Poundstone unleashed. Alice Cooper, Steve Martin and Google chairman Eric Schmidt are guests

SATURDAY- November 9, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Houston Grand Opera – Il Trovatore – by Verdi

4:00 p.m.  “Emergence” – What happens when there is no leader?  In this hour, we explore the logic of bottom up societies

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

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