Sun May 24, 2015
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: The President Has Exceeded His Constitutional Authority

Airs Sunday, May 24, at 6 p.m. The President has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. But did he have constitutional power to do so? The Constitution carefully divides the war powers of the United States between Congress and the President. Article II provides that “The President shall be Commander in Chief.” But Article I provides that “The Congress shall have Power … To Declare War.” In this case, Congress has not declared war; the President ordered the attacks unilaterally. Did he exceed his authority and violate the Constitution? Arguing for the motion are Gene Healy, VP of the Cato Institute & Author of The Cult of the Presidency and Deborah Pearlstein, Assistant Professor at Cardozo Law & Former Director of Law & Security Program at Human Rights First. Arguing against the motion are Akhil Reed Amar, Professor of Law at Yale University and Philip Bobbitt, Professor at Columbia Law School & Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.


Sat May 23, 2015
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Strauss' Capriccio

Renee Fleming & Mariusz Kwiecien in Capriccio
Todd Rosenberg Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 23, at 12 noon.  Join us this Saturday at noon as the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Capriccio by Richard Strauss featuring Renee Fleming as the Countess and Anne Sofie von Otter as Clairon, with Bo Skovhus as the Count, William Burden as Flamand, and Peter Rose as La Roche. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and your host will be Suzanne Nance.


Fri May 22, 2015

Caravan: Smithfield Fair Live in the RRR Studios

Smithfield Fair Live in the RRR Studios

Friday, May 22, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear from the Secret Sisters, John Trudell, Robert Deeble, and Alex De Grassi with blues from Billy Holiday, James Cotton, Joe Pug, and Charles Brown. For our concert hour we invited Smithfield Fair to join us in our studio for some live music and conversation and during our final hour we’ll find that “This Too Shall Pass” with music by Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Danny Schmidt, Lou Reed & John Cale, Diane Ward, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, and Government Mule.

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Fri May 22, 2015
Cultural, Community, Information

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Winner's Concert

  Airs Friday, May 22, at 12 noon.  New York, NY  – After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation’s most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

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Fri May 22, 2015

Rural Ark-La-Tex veterans may avoid trips to Shreveport VA for routine care

Program director Jeremy Fusco tests equipment in the mobile clinic van enabling patients to talk face-to-face with their physician.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Hundreds of veterans who live in the rural reaches of the Ark-La-Tex may no longer have to drive to Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport for routine appointments. Their doctor will be beamed in to a location in their town -- or perhaps their driveway -- thanks to a $2 million rural health grant.

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