Airs Monday, March 3 at 8 p.m. Join us this week for the first program from the New Orleans Jazz Festival showcasing highlights from the 2013 festival. Tonight John Boutte treats us to some vocal jazz.
Airs Monday, March 4 at 11 a.m. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the podium this week for another concert by the San Francisco Symphony. He'll be joined by pianist Yuja Wang for a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Rachmaninoff. To open the concert maestro Thomas will lead them in a Pavane by Faure and we'll also hear the Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52 by Jean Sibelius.
Students at New Diana High School in East Texas are building a rocket that will go 19 miles high and travel at three times the speed of sound. New Diana is among nine schools in Texas to receive clearance from NASA to build a rocket that will be launched at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range in May or June.
Airs Sunday, February 23 at 6 p.m. The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy? As Benjamin Franklin might have asked, "Are we giving up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, and thus deserving of neither?"
Bill Beckett talks with Tim Chauvin, President of Red Suspenders Timber Frames and the coordinator for the Timber Framers' Guild Project, to talk about the Lake Naconiche Pavilion Project which will take place from March 20-28 on Lake Naconiche in East Texas. For information about this project and how you can get involved go to the Guild's Web Site at www.tfguild.org or call 855-598-1803.