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Airs Monday, April 13, at 11 a.m. This week we conclude the 2014-15 season of concerts from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts “Don Juan” and the Suite from Der Rosenkavalier. Plus, you’ll hear the Elektra Symphonic Rhapsody – music conceived by Manfred Honeck and arranged by Czech Composer Thomas Ille. It’s the final concert from Pittsburgh Symphony Radio hosted by Jim Cunningham.
Airs Sunday, April 12, at 6 p.m. In 2014, the European Union’s Court of Justice determined that individuals have a right to be forgotten, “the right—under certain conditions—to ask search engines to remove links with personal information about them.” Largely seen as a victory in Europe, in the U.S., the reaction has been overwhelmingly negative. Was this ruling a blow to free speech and public information, or a win for privacy and human dignity? The debaters are Paul Nemitz, Andrew McLaughlin, Eric Posner, and Jonathan Zittrain.
Airs Saturday, April 11, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere of Nicholas Hytner’s production. Yonghoon Lee portrays the conflicted title hero, with Barbara Frittoli as Elisabeth de Valois, the woman he loves; Ferruccio Furlanetto as his father and rival, the imposing King Philip II; Ekaterina Gubanova as the jealous Princess Eboli; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rodrigo, Don Carlo’s friend and ally; and James Morris as the menacing Grand Inquisitor. Don Carlo will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 11.
Airs Friday, April 10, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll start out with a folky bluesy first hour featuring tunes from Verlon Thompson & Guy Clark, Reverend Charley's Patent Medicine Show & Chris Thomas King, Buddy Flett & Hubert Sumlin, and we'll throw is some Townes Van Zandt & Pink Anderson as well. Then in our second hour we'll bring you a concert from the 2013 Newport Folk Festival featuring Old Crow Medicine Show and in our final hour we'll Bendin' Like a Willow Tree.
Airs Thursday, April 9, at 8 p.m.Fasten your seat belts and pass the chicken soup! Passover Dreams takes us from the Seder table to the edge of the universe. Audio magician Jim Metzner conjures up Albert Einstein, Frederick Douglass, Lenny Bruce and host of other Seder guests to plumb the depths of one of the world's oldest holidays in this Gabriel Award-winning program. The Layers of Passover's “Meaning Questions” are the tools that the Passover celebration offers as it urges us to dig deeper into our lives. Why is this night different from all other nights?
Rwandan ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana is expected to participate in a genocide remembrance ceremony at LeTourneau University.
Rwanda’s ambassador to the U.S. Mathilde Mukantabana will travel to Longview Saturday for a ceremony to remember the country’s horrible genocide 21 years ago.
LeTourneau University business student Charity Mutesi, a native of Rwanda, organized a commemorative walk and ceremony to remember the slaughter that was inflicted on the Tutsi. Some 800,000 people were killed in 100 days.
Mutesi was a toddler when her family fled to Uganda. She wants college students to learn what happened and be more compassionate.
Shreveport-based Volunteers for Youth Justice will recognize child abuse prevention month with a rally Tuesday on the steps of the Caddo Parish Juvenile Courthouse.
The 13th annual Light of Hope event is dedicated to the 28 Louisiana children who died last year due to abuse or neglect. The program also will highlight the important role of court appointed special advocates, or CASA. Vickie Ricord is the organization’s CASA volunteer coordinator. She says there is a shortage of volunteers in northwest Louisiana’s six-parish region.
This year, the U.S. and Japan mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a bitter time that left deep wounds. In the 1980s, Japan and U.S. were at times economic adversaries, caught up in bilateral trade disputes.