Airs Monday, July 21 at 8 p.m. Jazz audiences mostly know Joe Lovano as a top-drawer, burly-toned tenor saxophonist. He bears a massive catalog of recordings, which he seemingly appends multiple times a year over the last 20-plus years. But at Berklee College of Music, his alma mater and employer, he's just one of many talented teachers on staff. It's where he met talent like Cuban virtuoso drummer and star ascendant bassist , with whom he formed a sort of faculty trio some years ago.
Airs Monday, July 21 at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony music director Manfred Honeck will be joined by soprano Simona Saturova, baritone Gregg Baker, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and narrator Christopher Hahn for an opera showcase featuring works by Wagner and Verdi including Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin and Wagner’s “Siegfried’s Funeral March” from Gotterdammerung.
Airs Sunday, July 20 at 6 p.m. The Pentagon has announced plans to shrink the U.S. Military to pre-World War II levels following the end of the war in Iraq and the continued withdrawal from Afghanistan. On this edition of America Abroad, we hear reaction to a smaller U.S. Military from allies in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East about whether America's ability to advance its interests is compromised. Also, defense experts and military veterans discuss whether a smaller US military would embolden other countries like Russia to test America's willingness to engage.