2:00pm

Sat September 15, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Johannes String Quartet

Airs Saturday, September 15 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's concert Violinists John Dalley & Lily Francis join Violist Cynthia Phelps for Dvorak's Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74. Then the Johannes String Quartet are joned by pianist Inon Barnaton for
Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47.

12:00pm

Sat September 15, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, September 15 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 Maestra Franz Welser-Möst is joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Opus 15 of Brahms. The concert opens with Saariaho's Laterna Magica and also features Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543.

8:08am

Sat September 15, 2012
Africa

South African Police Crack Down On Striking Miners

Police firing rubber bullets and tear gas sent men, women and children scattering as they herded them into their shacks in a crackdown on striking miners at a platinum mine.

Saturday's show of force follows a South African government vow to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers who have stopped work at one gold and six platinum mines northwest of Johannesburg. The strikes have destabilized South Africa's critical mining sector.

It was the first police action since officers killed 34 miners Aug. 16 in state violence that shocked the nation.

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8:03am

Sat September 15, 2012
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: W. Kamau Bell, Michael Lewis

Originally published on Sat September 15, 2012 11:19 am

W. Kamau Bell's new FX weekly series Totally Biased mixes standup, sketches and interviews.
Matthias Clamer

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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7:14am

Sat September 15, 2012
Kee Facts: A Few Things You Didn't Know

Antietam 'Death Studies' Changed How We Saw War

Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 2:08 pm

Alexander Gardner's original caption for this image: "A Lone Grave, on Battle-field of Antietam."
Alexander Gardner Library Of Congress

In mid-September 1862, the Civil War was only a year and a half old, and many Americans in the North and the South still clung to the view that this war was a noble, glorious, even romantic undertaking. That notion was shattered forever when Alexander Gardner and his assistant James Gibson, working for photographer Mathew Brady's firm, came to Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Md.

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6:52am

Sat September 15, 2012
NPR Story

Would You Like A Calorie Count With That?

Originally published on Sat September 15, 2012 9:55 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Next week, McDonald's will become the largest fast-food chain in the country to display calorie counts on its menu boards. Won't that make you think twice when asked: You want fries with that?

NPR's Allison Aubrey has been reporting on McDonald's announcement this week. She joins us in our studios. Allison, thanks for being with us.

ALLISON AUBREY, BYLINE: Hi, Scott. Glad to be here.

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6:52am

Sat September 15, 2012
Middle East

Egypt Explores Limits Of Tolerance For Free Speech

Originally published on Sat September 15, 2012 9:55 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

We turn now to Egypt where, as we mentioned earlier, the protest started this week. More than 250 people have been reported injured in clashes there that began when protesters scaled the embassy wall in Cairo and tore down an American flag. Many of them are demonstrating against a film, which portrayed the prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and a religious fraud.

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6:52am

Sat September 15, 2012
Africa

Libya Hit With Turbulent Week

Originally published on Sat September 15, 2012 9:55 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. There have been unexpectedly violent protests across much of the Arab world this week. The first was in Cairo. Then, of course, in Benghazi, Libya, protesters attacked and killed four U.S. embassy staff there.

Since then, protests have broken out across the region, again in Egypt, in Tunisia and in Yemen. NPR's correspondent in Benghazi is Leila Fadel. She joins us now. Leila, thanks for being with us.

LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Thanks for having me.

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6:34am

Sat September 15, 2012
NPR Story

Foreign Policy Pulls Political Focus

Originally published on Sat September 15, 2012 9:55 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Joined now by Ron Elving, NPR's senior Washington editor in our studios. Ron, thanks very much for being with us.

RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Scott.

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6:34am

Sat September 15, 2012
NPR Story

Sports: Chances In Baseball And NFL Midwest Battle

Originally published on Sat September 15, 2012 9:55 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is Weekend Edition from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Time for sports.

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SIMON: Baseball's pennant races are in full swing. Will the words Baltimore, October, and baseball be heard in the same sentence for the first time since Cal Ripken Jr. was in short pants? But times are more trying for the Pittsburgh Pirates. And the battle in the American League Central between the surging Tigers and some nimble pale hose. For more, we're joined by Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine.

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