Airs Sunday, March 16 at 6 p.m. A lot of life happens in two decades. Back in the 1990s, Radio Diaries producer Joe Richman gave tape recorders to a handful of teens and asked them to report on their own lives. Now, almost 20 years later, Joe has checked back in... With Josh, still struggling with Tourette syndrome as an adult; Melissa, who was a teen mom and is now the mom of a teenager; and Juan, a Mexican immigrant who is now a father and husband...and still undocumented. Teenage Diaries Revisited is presented by Radio Diaries, in collaboration with NPR and PRX
Jonas Kaufmann as Wether and Sophie Koch as Charlotte
Credit Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
Airs Saturday, March 15 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the tragic romance Werther, starring tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role of the tortured poet. Alain Altinoglu leads a cast that includes French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch in her network broadcast debut as Charlotte, the object of Werther’s impossible love; Lisette Oropesa as Sophie; Serbian bass-baritone David Bižić in his network broadcast debut as Albert; and Jonathan Summers as the Bailiff. Werther will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Friday, March 14 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear new tracks from Hayley Reardon, Brigitte DeMeyer, and Jesse Thomas & Leonard “Peaches” Sterling. Also on the program cuts from Robert Earl Keen, Buddy Guy, the good Reverend Gary Davis, Son House, and John Hiatt. Then, in the second hour … Twang Darkly joins me in the studio for some live cuts from their latest CD, “Modal Creatures,” and in our final hour, we wander By Way Of Sorrow. Join me Friday Night at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.
Airs Thursday, March 13 at 8 p.m. Violinist Mark O'Connor spent ten days at the Savannah Music Festival playing in a variety of projects. His Hot Swing Trio at SMF featured guitarist Julian Lage and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli (O'Connor's mentor), the group played two nights at the Charles H. Morris Center on a double bill with French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons. Tune in to this episode to hear highlights from these performances.
Airs Thursday, March 13 at 6 p.m. Join Red River Radio for Health Matters, when Nurosurgeon Dr. Anil Nanda, Attorney Lake Hearne, and Reverend Guido Verbeck III will join host Dr. Randy Brewer to talk about the medical, legal and spiritual issues involved in making end of life decisions. Your calls will be welcome during the show at 800-552-8502.