American Public Media Listings for the Week of 02/15/2010A 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 Fitzgerald Theater, it's a Mid-February pre-lenten broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. With The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Rich Dworsky, Pat Donohue, Guthrie Trapp, Gary Raynor, and Peter Johnson, plus the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
From Pretty Polly and Poor Ellen Smith to Lil' Liza Jane and Old Joe Clark, this American Routes deals with the nomenclature of music. We'll chat with a man many of you might know, and learn what it's like to grow up as John Smith. Plus, the San Antonio native and leader of the barnstorming 1950's band Mando & the Chili Peppers tells us how he took a turn from Tejano music to rock n' roll and ended up in Las Vegas with a stage name that stuck. And learn more about Jody, that shadowy figure that's got your girl and gone.
This week on Marketplace Money, we're all about the new federal credit card regulations that kick in February 22. Senior Reporter Stacey Vanek-Smith runs down the new rules and how they work, then talks to Tess about how credit card companies might develop new ways of lengthening the government's shorter leash on them. MSN Money credit expert Liz Pulliam Weston sits down with Tess to address lots of listener issues with credit, from the age-old question of whether closing a card hurts your FICO score, to retailer cards that have ended their grace period. Plus, the credit card companies get their say on why these new rules could hurt your bottom line.
Organ Plus: A diverse collection of other musical friends teams up with the King of Instruments to make a glorious noise.
A to Z: Friendship has long been a wellspring for exalted music making, as this week's program with cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Awadagin Pratt brilliantly attests. The two first met off hours in a ping pong duel when they were teenaged participants in a music festival. In the years since, they’ve kept the association alive through frequent collaboration on the great works of their shared repertoire—music than opens new vistas for both of these remarkable soloists. They'll bring us sonatas by Debussy, Beethoven, and Brahms.
Jim and Greg welcome Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo for a conversation and one-of-a-kind, live punk performance.
Robi Damelin is an Israeli who lost her son to a Palestinian sniper; Ali Abu Awwad is a Palestinian who lost his older brother to an Israeli soldier. But in their unlikely friendship and determination, these two defy headlines of despair. They are part of a citizen-led movement to turn pain into hope.
How do restaurateurs get us to eat what they want us eat? We'll find out with William Poundstone author of Pricesless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of it). We'll check-in with the Sterns, who are at The Cove in Crisfield, MD; and we look at the lure of ice fishing with Greg Breining author of A Hard Water World: Ice-Fishing and Why We Do It.
Yo-Yo Ma comes to Los Angeles, cello in hand, to play a hauntingly beautiful new work written for him. Golijov's Azul is winning raves from audiences around the world who find themselves suddenly fans of contemporary music!