3:03am

Sat July 28, 2012
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Bishop Blair, Sister Farrell

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 11:43 am

Sister Pat Farrell is the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the vice president of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa.
LCWR

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:


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9:00pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Rodriguez: Searching For Sugar Man

Sixto Rodriguez (c. 1970)

Airs Friday, July 27 at 9:00 p.m.   When Sixto Rodriguez emerged from Detroit in the early 70's, he made two albums that didn't catch the ears of the public in the United States. But in South Africa, Rodriguez became a household name - up there with Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley. South Africans didn't know much about his life, but it was an accepted rumor that he had committed suicide. 25 years later, a couple of fans decided to search for information, and they discovered their hero alive and well- doing manual labor and completely unaware of his impact and success half a world away. In this one-hour radio special, you'll hear from the producers of his records, the people who found him and the director of a documentary about how it all happened, and from Rodriguez himself.

8:00pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, July 28 at 12:00 noon.  Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. On this week's concert Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will take the podium to lead violinist Nicolaj Znaider and the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35. The Concert will open with Weber's Euryanthe Overture, Op. 81 and will also feature Mendelssohn's  Symphony No. 3 in a, “Scottish”, Op. 56

7:00pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Shanghai Quartet

Airs Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 40th season as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals. Artistic director Marc Neikrug and broadcast host Kerry Frumkin will take you through 13 weeks of world class chamber performances. This week we feature Clara Schumann' s Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op.22
with Jessica Lee on violin and Inon Barnatan on piano. Then we'll hear Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 with Kuok-wai Lio as the pianist joined by the Shanghai Quartet.

6:17pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Longtime Chick-Fil-A Spokesman Dies

The longtime spokesman of the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has died.

The Atlanta-based company released a statement Friday announcing the death of Don Perry, 60.

"Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years. For many of you in the media, he was the spokesperson for Chick-fil-A. He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him."

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6:00pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part two of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live except for Rachmaninoff's 1929 performance.  In this hour we'll hear Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 1 with Sean Botkin as pianist and Rchmaninoff's Duets, Op.11 with Vakhtang Kodanashvili and Edisher Savitski as pianists.

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4:51pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Election 2012

Eyeing Jewish Vote In U.S., Romney Goes To Israel

Originally published on Sun July 29, 2012 8:20 am

Mitt Romney meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Jan. 13, 2011.
Handout Getty Images

Mitt Romney flies to Israel this weekend on the second leg of his overseas tour. He'll meet with top Israeli officials as well as the Palestinian prime minister.

Romney's supporters in Israel say the Republican presidential candidate is using the trip to court the Jewish vote, which went overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in 2008.

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4:26pm

Fri July 27, 2012
U.S.

Chick-Fil-A Gay Flap A 'Wakeup Call' For Companies

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 4:07 pm

Protesters from the Human Rights Campaign chant against Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's anti-gay marriage stance in front of a Chick-fil-A food truck in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has long stood by its Bible-based roots, keeping stores closed on Sundays and donating millions to Christian causes. But when its president, Dan Cathy, went public to defend his company's stance against gay marriage, he set off a considerable controversy that has everyone from politicians to puppets weighing in.

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4:08pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Cost Of Treatment Still A Challenge For HIV Patients In U.S.

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 10:08 am

Ruben Bermudez stands in front of a sign that says in Spanish, "To love yourself is to protect yourself." He has struggled to remain eligible for AIDS drug assistance programs since he went on treatment four years ago.
Jessica Camille Aguirre NPR

When Ruben Bermudez, 31, found out that he had HIV more than a decade ago, he didn't want to take his medicine. He went on treatment for a few weeks, but said the intensive pill regimen made him feel dizzy.

He stopped treatment and tried to ignore the diagnosis, moving to Florida from Washington in pursuit of sunshine. In 2008, he learned that one of his best friends died of a brain tumor that couldn't be treated because his immune system has been debilitated by AIDS. Bermudez realized that his only chance at a relatively healthy life would depend on taking pills daily.

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3:42pm

Fri July 27, 2012
The Torch

As It Happened: The London Olympics' Opening Ceremony

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 11:30 pm

Animals and actors enter the stadium for a British meadow scene.
Franck Fife AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II declared the London Games open. The Olympic cauldron is lit.

It came after a staggering and cinematic opening ceremony that celebrated all aspects of British life — from its bucolic beginnings to the industrial revolution to modern-day Britain.

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