Sun October 5, 2014
Young Artists Competition

Fifth Annual Young Artists Competition Winners Announced

Photo of our 2013 Winners

Airs Sunday, October 5 at 3 p.m.  The results are in and we have the winners of the 2014 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you on Sunday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in our Red River Radio Marion & Donald Weiss Performance studio. This will also be a live broadcast and a open to all. (seating is limited so please arrive early. Priority seating for parents will be reserved.)

The Winners Are:

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Mon September 22, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014

Airs Monday, September 22 at 11 a.m. You’ll hear two grand pieces on the next Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast. Piano superstar Yuja Wang is at Heinz Hall to play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Plus Manfred Honeck conducts the Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. I’m Jim Cunningham hoping you’ll join me on Public Radio International.


Sun September 21, 2014
American Radioworks

American Radioworks: Ready to Work - Reviving Vocational Ed

Airs Sunday, September 21 at 6 p.m.  Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today that kind of tracking smacks of classism. "College for all" is the new mantra. But not everyone wants to go to college, and nearly half of jobs don't require a bachelor’s degree. Many experts say it's time to bring career and technical education back.

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Sat September 20, 2014
San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera: Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

Greer Grimsley as The Dutchman and Lise Lindstrom as Senta
San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 20 at 12 noon This week on the San Francisco Opera we'll heard Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman with Lise Lindstrom as Senta, Erin Johnson as Mary, Ian Storey as Erik, A.J. Glueckert as The Steersman, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Daland and Greer Grimsley as The Dutchman. Patrick Summers lead the San Francisco Opera orchestra and chorus and Dianne Nicolini will host.


Fri September 19, 2014

Caravan: Iris Dement at Newport Folk Festival

Airs Friday, September 19 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature music music by Jason Isbell, Terra Naomi, Lisa Loeb, The Howling Brothers and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, plus music from Townes Van Zandt, Allison Crowe, Roy Book Binder, Robert Earl Keen and a couple of classic tracks from the Bluebirds. This week in our Concert Hour, Iris Dement take the stage at the Newport Folk Festival 2013, and in our final hour we'll seek answers to One Simple Question. Join us Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.


Fri September 19, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Freddy Cole live

Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. While there are certain unmistakable similarities in the musicianship of the two siblings, the younger brother of Nat King Cole long ago emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother, and his timing swings a little more.

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Thu September 18, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Prostate Cancer

Airs Thursday, September 18 at 6 p.m This week on Health Matter's Dr. Sanford Katz, a Radiation Oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, will host a program on Prostate Cancer. He will be joined by Dr. Loren Smith, a urologist with Willis-Knighton Pierremont Urology; Dr. Anil Veluvolu with Hematology/Oncology Associates; and Dr. Ben Wilkinson, a radiation oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. They will take your calls and questions at 800-552-8502. Join us for Health Matters and a discussion on Prostate Cancer this Thursday night at 6 p.m.

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Thu September 18, 2014
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: National Youth Orchestra of the United States

Airs Thursday, September 18 at 11 a.m. The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America is a phenomenal new group made up of 120 of the brightest young instrumentalists in our country. After a two-week residency of intensive rehearsals, they hit the road coast-to-coast this summer. Our program finds them in Carnegie Hall, led by the dynamic conductor David Robertson.

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Thu September 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

A man plays the bagpipes on a "short walk to freedom" march in Edinburgh, Scotland on Thursday as polling in the independence referendum began.
Paul Hackett Reuters/Landov

Scots decide today whether to end 300 years of union with Great Britain and go it alone as they cast ballots in a historic referendum that is sure to have a lasting impact no matter which way it goes.

Public opinion polls in recent days have suggested that Scotland is very evenly split on the question and that the vote could be extremely close. The options are to vote "yes" or "no" to the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

The results are expected on Friday.

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Thu September 18, 2014
Around the Nation

High School Reconsiders Student's Yearbook Photo

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 6:42 am

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