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Sun August 9, 2015
Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Aspen Ideas Festival 2015: Inside the Affordable Care Act

Airs Sunday, August 9, at 6 p.m. Episode 1: Inside the Affordable Care Act Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News moderates a panel about Obamacare after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold it. It features Nancy-Ann DeParle, a former head of Medicare and Medicaid and President Obama's health care advisor, and lawyer and journalist Steven Brill, author of the best-selling book, "America's Bitter Pill." Recorded June 27, 2015.


Sat August 8, 2015
LA Opera

LA Opera: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Scene From Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
Craig T. Mathew LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 8, at 12 noon. On this week's production from the LA Opera, it's the second of three works that re-envision Figaro with The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Roberto Tagliavini stars as Figaro with Pretty Yende as Susanna, Ryan McKinny as Count Almaviva and Guanqun Yu as Countess Almaviva. Renee Rapier is Cherubino, Kristinn Sigmundsson appears as Doctor Bartolo, Lucy Schaufer is Marcellina, and Philip Cokorinos will play Antonio. James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production directed by Ian Judge. Duff Murphy will host.


Fri August 7, 2015

Caravan: The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Airs Friday, August 7, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature tracks by Smithfield Fair, Harvey Reid, Andrew Cronshaw, Tom Russell and Iris DeMent, Jack White, Buddy Flett, Craig Finn, and Harvey Reid. This week in our concert hour it's the Blind Boys of Alabama, and in our final hour, we wander through a Dime Store Mystery with tracks from Henry Real Bird, Bill Miller, Beth Orton, Lou Reed, Gjallarhorn and more.


Thu August 6, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain - Part Two

Airs Thursday, August 6, at 8 p.m. Bassist Edgar Meyer and banjoist Bela Fleck had collaborated for nearly thirty years, but in 2008 when they formed a trio with tabla master Zakir Hussain, they created a small group in which each member offered up original compositions based upon their virtuosity and shared musical ideas. Tune in for part two of a Savannah Music Festival concert featuring Fleck, Meyer and Hussain live at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. 


Thu August 6, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Thyroid Disorders

Airs Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m. Feeling tired, jittery or gaining weight? These could be symptoms of a thyroid disorder. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Cherie Ann Nathan, Professor and Chair Department of Ear Nose and Throat Surgery at LSU Health, and Endocrinologist Dr. Laura Kimball Rivari, with Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about thyroid disorders. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.