American Public Media Listings for the Week of 02/08/2010A Prairie Home Companion | Marketplace Money | American Routes
Pipedreams | Saint Paul Sunday | Sound Opinions | Speaking of Faith
The Splendid Table | SymphonyCast
Come stir the pot with American Routes as we bring you a sampling of great live music from our home state: Louisiana. First we'll stop by the soon to be legendary BlackPot Festival in Lafayette for some new flavors of Cajun and Creole tunes, as well as some old favorites by special guests. Then we'll walk through the streets of New Orleans with the Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club during their annual second line parade.
This week on Marketplace Money, just in time for commentator Lori Gottlieb wonders whether she made the same mistakes as the big banks that led her into a "romantic recession." For the latest installment of our "What Were You Thinking" series, reporter Rachel Dornhelm looks at whether Target's designer lines and fancy displays led consumers straight into the arms of Costco. The New York Times' Ron Lieber wrote an article that made Tess finally understand annuities. He'll give us an on-air breakdown about when this confusing financial product is a good idea. Tess and veteran finance writer Kathy Kristof answer listener questions, including whether a couple should keep living in two cities, and whether road race entry fees are a tax write-off.
Twenty Somethings: Considering the talents demonstrated by these youthful performers, the future of the art of the organ is in good hands.
Dream Team: If chamber music had a "dream team," Bill's guests this week, OPUS ONE, would be it. Four players representing the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Tashi, the Beaux Arts Trio and the Orion and Guarneri String Quartets, OPUS ONE is the result of a mutual love of music-making between these extraordinary instrumentalists and friends. That sheer joy in music, not to mention the friendship, shines throughout their performances of piano quartets by Mozart and Dvorák. Don't miss these virtuosos of the rarest kind, OPUS ONE, on Saint Paul Sunday this week.
Jim and Greg celebrate Valentine’s Day by playing their favorite songs to set the mood. They also hear romantic picks from listeners across the country.
Black and Universal: E. Ethelbert Miller has been called the "nerve center of the black literary world," and his writing and thought push at the parameters of what he calls "Blackness." We'll explore his poetry along with the words and art of others including Malcolm X, Charles Johnson, Lucille Clifton, and John Coltrane.
This week we're being introduced to the lush foods of Senegal with Pierre Tham author of Yolele: Recipes from the Heart of Senegal. Jane and Michael Stern are at Sahagun in Portland, OR and we learn the art of cooking on your car engine with Bill Sheller, author of Manifold Destiny.
Nikolaj Znaider is a young Danish violinist who more and more is earning his reputation as one of the world's greats. His longtime collaborator and musical soul-mate, Pinchas Steinberg, is at the helm of one of the world's great orchestras for this performance of their desert-island composer, Johannes Brahms. It doesn't get much better than this.