Red River Radio invites you to take an exciting journey to the Imperial Cities, May 12 – May 22, 2014. Join us on this trip to Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. The trip features a visit to the amazing Hradcany Castle in Prague, a river cruise down the beautiful Danube River, a tour of Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years, and finally a trip to Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," truly one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Airs Thursday, March 13 at 8 p.m. Violinist Mark O'Connor spent ten days at the Savannah Music Festival playing in a variety of projects. His Hot Swing Trio at SMF featured guitarist Julian Lage and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli (O'Connor's mentor), the group played two nights at the Charles H. Morris Center on a double bill with French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons. Tune in to this episode to hear highlights from these performances.
Airs Monday, March 10 at 8 p.m. Join us this week for the next program from the New Orleans Jazz Festival showcasing highlights from the 2013 festival. Tonight, contemporary jazz will be featured The Cooker, Irvin Mayfield, and Jason Marsalis plus more.
Airs Monday, March 10 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Jane Glover takes the podium for a masterpieces of the baroque concert featuring Handel's Water Music and his music for the Royal Fireworks. We'll also hear CPE Bach's Symphony in G Major, the Orchestra suite No. 34 in D by JS Bach and three of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti. Join us for a Baroque Spectacular this week on the San Francisco Symphony.
Airs Sunday, March 9 at 6 p.m. If we value a free market in goods and free movement of capital, should we embrace the free movement of labor? Reciprocal treaties would allow citizens of the U.S. and other countries to work legally across borders. Would the elimination of barriers in the labor market depress wages and flood the marketplace with workers? Or would the benefits of a flexible labor supply be a boon to our economy, all while raising the standard of living for anyone willing to work?
<em>Kids for Cash </em>chronicles the story of Judge Mark A. Chiavarella, who was convicted in 2011 for sending thousands of children to a juvenile detention facility from which he'd received a "finder's fee."
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In 2009, a major corruption scandal dubbed "Kids for Cash" hit the juvenile justice system of northeast Pennsylvania.
Two local judges had been enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for bad behavior by kids. Even minor offenses, like fighting in school or underage drinking, could mean hard time in a juvenile detention facility.
Federal prosecutors alleged the judges were actually getting kickbacks from those private detention facilities. They said the judges kept the juvenile detention centers full, and received cash in return.
The U.S. has begun implementing some sanctions and the European Union is considering its own in response to Russia's actions in Crimea. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center about the restrictions' impact.
The Mexican government is touting its capture of the drug kingpin known as El Chapo as evidence of success in its efforts to curtail drug violence. But, reporter Carrie Kahn tells NPR's Arun Rath, some say the rise of other vigilante groups show the true depth of the problem.