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Mon May 25, 2015
Memorial Day

We've Never Been The Same: A War Story

Airs Monday, May 25, at 9 p.m. All wars are the same, it is said; only the scenery changes. And the repercussions are pretty much the same too. Over the course of five years, Adam Piore gathered the stories of the surviving members of Delta Company, a Vietnam-era paratrooper unit; Jay Allison joined him for the last two years when it turned from a book into a radio story.

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Mon May 25, 2015
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Pause and Remember & Quiet Heroes

Airs Monday, May 25, at 2 p.m. Join us as we remember the many who have sacrificed life, limb, heart, and mind for our nation this memorial day with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They will present Pause and Remember & Quiet Heroes with selections including America the Beautiful, My Country, 'Tis of Thee, Our God Is Marching On, On This Day, This Land Is Your Land, America, the Dream Goes On, The Mansions of the Lord (from We Were Soldiers), Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones, Hymn to the Fallen, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling and more.


Mon May 25, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. On the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37 with pianist Emanuel Ax. The orchestra also presents Copland's Music from the film Our Town and his Short Symphony plus Debussy's La Plus que lente, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius, The Last Spring by Grieg, Delibes “Cortège of Bacchus” from Sylvia, and Rachmaninoff's “Vocalise,” Opus 34, no.14.


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.