Mon October 27, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014-15

Airs Monday, October 27 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy.  Plus, Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and the Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn. Jim Cunningham will host this Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast.


Sun October 26, 2014
America Abroad

America Abroad: The Keystone XL Pipeline - An International Town Hall

Airs Sunday, October 26 at 6 p.m. The Keystone XL pipeline has been a controversial project in both the United States and Canada. On this edition of America Abroad, audiences in Lincoln, Nebraska and Calgary, Canada engaged in a cross border discussion about how the oil sands industry and the building of the Keystone XL pipeline directly affects their lives.

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Sat October 25, 2014
San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera: Verdi's Falstaff

Scene from Falstaff

Airs Saturday, October 25 at 12 noon.  This week on the San Francisco Opera we feature a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff starring with Bryn Terfel as Sir John Falstaff; with Ivan Kiryakin as Robin, a page to Falstaff; Joel Sorensen as Dr. Caius; Greg Fedderly as Bardolfo; Larry Severino as Host of the Garter Inn; Renée Rapier as Meg Page; Meredith Arwady as Dame Quickly; and Ainhoa Arteta as Alice Ford. Nicola Luisotti leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chors in this production and Dianne Nicolini will host.


Fri October 24, 2014

Caravan: Sigur Ros Live

Sigur Ros Live

Airs Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll feature music from PH Balance, Myshkin’s Ruby Warbler, Chris McCaa and Chris Allen, Rose Polenzani, Ali Farke Toure, Dave Matthews, Joe Ely and tracks from the Rough Edges by Buddy Flett.  Then in our concert hour, Sigur Ros live from Celebrate Brooklyn, and in the final hour, we go beneath the fire.


Thu October 23, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: The Given Note

Airs Thursday, October 23 at 8 p.m. In 2014, SMF hosted the US premiere of a piece that we co-commissioned by composer David Bruce. Entitled "The Given Note" (after a poem by Irish poet Seamus Haney), this Savannah performance of the piece featured Daniel Hope on violin, Julian Lage on guitar, Rodney Jordan on bass, Mike Block on cello and Jose Franch Ballaster on clarinet. Tune in to hear The Given Note and two pieces performed by Julian Lage and Rodney Jordan during the opening set of the concert. 


Tue October 21, 2014
What's Bugging You?

What's Bugging You October 21, 2014

Airs Tuesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. Fall is in full gear and so are the insect around us, so once again we invited Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS, and our resident Entomologist, to join host Bill Beckett for a discussion about our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. They'll discussed what's new in the insect world and take your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502.  If you have a photo of an insect you'd like Dr. Burden to identify please send it to wbeckett@lsus.edu


Mon October 20, 2014
The Two-Way

CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:55 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Monday for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola.

The new guidelines "provide an increased margin of safety," CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a conference call with reporters.

Frieden added that they represented a "consensus" by the health care workers who have treated people with Ebola in the United States, including those workers at hospitals in Atlanta and Nebraska that have treated Ebola without further transmission.

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Mon October 20, 2014

Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Children watch from their home as people march about a mile to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 20, in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street by a Ferguson policeman on Aug. 9, sparked protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. Some people are ready to leave the troubled city. Others say they will remain no matter what.
Charlie Riedel AP

A grand jury has yet to decide if it will indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., this summer.

Protests over Brown's death are ongoing in Ferguson, though they are calmer than the sometimes violent clashes that happened immediately after the shooting.

Still, many residents there are worried about public reaction once the grand jury announces its decision, and some say they've had enough. They're planning to move. That could accelerate an already existing trend in the region.

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Mon October 20, 2014
The Two-Way

This Past September Ranks As Hottest On Record, NOAA Says

Four months in 2014 have already been the warmest on record.

This past September was, on average, the hottest on record, meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces was 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1.30 F hotter than the century average.

The AP reports:

"It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.

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Mon October 20, 2014
Shots - Health News

When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 7:08 pm

The cruise ship Carnival Magic floats behind a catamaran off Cozumel, Mexico on Oct. 17. The ship skipped a planned stop there Friday, the cruise line says, after Mexican authorities delayed granting permission to dock.

Here's a question about the fine line between a prudent response and worrisome overkill: Is the sight of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hovering over a cruise ship to pick up a blood sample (which is to be tested for Ebola) a sight that should inspire feelings of reassurance, or a nagging sense that something is not quite right?

The question is still in the air after the weekend's effort to airlift a few milliliters of blood from a passenger who was on board what is now being called the Ebola Cruise.

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