September 12- 18, 2013

Sep 12, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for September 12– September 18, 2013.

THURSDAY- September 12, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Pierné:  Violin Sonata, Op. 36; Ireland: selections for piano; Boismortier: Premier suite in E minor for flute and lute; medley of traditional tunes - Scotland, Ireland, Brittany; Delius:  Florida Suite

1:05 p.m   An American Radioworks Documentary – “Second Chance Diploma: Examining the GED” - The GED – originally designed to help World War II veterans go to college – became the fallback option for millions of high school dropouts. This program explores how the GED is changing and what those changes mean for millions of Americans being left behind by our changing economy

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 – Donna Houtz McArthur re-tells Shoshone-Bannock tribal stories in her collection “when the Smoke Goes Straight Up”

FRIDAY – September 13, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Elgar: Piano quintet in A minor, Op. 84; Holst: Walt Whitman Overture, Op. 7; Holst:  A Hampshire Suite, Op. 28 #2; Mozart/Andres:  Coronation Concerto Recomposition; Evan Price:  Variations on an Unoriginal Theme; Lennon-McCartney: Because

SATURDAY- September 14, 2013

11:00 a.m.  San Francisco Opera – Moby Dick composed by Jake Heggie

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – “Talking to Machines” – A man who unwittingly fell in love with a chatbot.  A robot therapist whose inventor eventually pulled the plug.  The man who coded Cleverbot, a software program that learns from every new conversation it has. Then, five intrepid kids test a hypothesis about a toy designed to push our buttons.  Lastly a robot, whose creators hope will one day have a consciousness

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

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

SUNDAY- September 15, 2013

8:00 a.m.  Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – Béla Bartók:  Contrasts, Sz. 111; Johannes Brahms:  Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – MTPR’s weekly arts interview program – Michael Marsolek talks with Jesse DeVine Artistic Director for the Whitefish Theatre Company about coming events and productions.  

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Summer Squash”

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 – " Grasshoppers" - 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.  L.A. Philharmonic - David Robertson conducts music of Britten, Mackey, and Mussorgsky

MONDAY- September 16, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Strauss:  Suite for 13 wind instruments in Bb major, Op. 4; Frescobaldi:  Canzoni a due Canti; Pasatieri: Theaterpieces; Dussek: Sonata #24 in F# minor, Chantons Ľ Hymen both for fortepiano; Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio

7:30 p.m.  Unsung Hero special – “Phil Ramone” – No, he wasn’t one of the Ramones, but he could have been the best record producer ever with three Grammy awards for best album and a list of collaborators ranging from Billy Joel to soprano Renee Fleming.   Producer Tom Engelmann celebrates the life and times of Phil Ramone on another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music.”

TUESDAY – September 17, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Schubert:  Piano Trio #1 in Bb major, D 898; Hoffmeister:  Viola Concerto in D major; Mozart: Piano Sonata in Bb major - k. 333; CPE Bach: 2 Symphonies - #1 in G major and #2 in Bb major

1:00 p.m.  Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight –Nikki Hill - With a mix of vintage soul, blues and R&B singer Nikki Hill reminds us all why we love Rock and Roll. Originally from Durham, North Carolina Nikki brings her deep Southern roots front and center leading a smoking hot, funky guitar driven band that is building a name for itself across the U.S. and Europe

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West - Robert Sims Reid reflects on his dual careers as Missoula police detective and novelist.  He paired his thoughts with a poem by William Stafford.
8:35 p.m.  Selected Shorts

WEDNESDAY- September 18, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Beethoven:  Piano Sonata #28 in A major, Op. 101; Weber:  Clarinet Concerto #1 in F minor; Richter:  Sonata #3 in A major for flute, harpsichord and cello; Johannes Brahms:  Symphony #1 in C minor, Op. 68
1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company  

8:30 p.m.  What I Like About Jazz - with John Arvish