American Public Media Listings for the Week of 01/04/2010A Prairie Home Companion | Marketplace Money | American Routes
Pipedreams | Saint Paul Sunday | Sound Opinions | Speaking of Faith
The Splendid Table | SymphonyCast
Coming to you live this week from The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, it's an adventurous new year for A Prairie Home Companion. With this week's special guests, celebrated Metropolitan Opera tenor Raúl Melo, and a bright shining star of modern bluegrass Sara Watkins. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
American Routes travels the Lost Highway in memory of Hank Williams, who died in the back seat of his Cadillac en route to a New Year's Day concert. We'll remember Hank's lasting contribution to American music with two hours of stories and songs from his musical ancestors, collaborators and descendants, including band member Don Helms, biographer Colin Escott, and grandson Hank III.
From Provence to the Pyrenees, between Marseille and Toulouse, we audition some of the instruments to be visited during our spring tour in the south of France.
Celebrated pianist Leif Ove Andsnes makes a warmly anticipated return visit this week with music that reaffirms his astonishing technical and emotional powers. He begins with four short works of Robert Schumann, conjuring from each all of the rapidly mutating moods and colors they chart, and moves on to a work of even greater temperamental grandeur: Ludwig van Beethoven's Opus 110 piano sonata. In the echo of that monument, Mr. Andsnes's concluding performances of Lizst and Mompou sound all the more wondrous.
Chicago rapper Kid Sister joins Jim and Greg to talk about her new album Ultraviolet and perform live in the studio.
An expansive reflection of the meaning of intelligence, not merely to education, but to all kinds of work — including physical work, and to human possibility. We shape educational policies with economic competitiveness in mind; we don't ask what kind of education befits a democracy.
We get a clear–eyed view of the wine world this week with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl author of Drink This: Wine Made Simple, Chef Patrice Olivon introduces us to the gentle art of the soufflé, Indian food authority Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice, explains the Indian art of spice blends ... and we play another round of "Stump the Cook" with Stumpmaster Christopher Kimball.
Robert Cohen's grandfather fled Poland ahead of the Nazis, settling first in South Africa, then in England. Britain's Sally Beamish has created a beautiful new cello concerto for Cohen based on the folksongs and birdsongs that his grandfather heard throughout his tumultuous life. The world premiere comes to Minnesota.