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Airs Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.  This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner sings praises of the unsung Kelly Johnson and Skunk Works.

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Airs Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Kristine Opolais starring in her first Met broadcast of her breakthrough role, the title character in The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Massenet’s Werther starring tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of the tortured young poet opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the beautiful but unobtainable Charlotte.

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Airs Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White looks at The Legends of the enigmatic Gilles de Rais.

 

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Airs Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.  Historical linguists put the asterisk to work in their profession. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explains how.

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Airs Friday, February 24, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders reflects on "The Best Column I Have Written."

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