Airs Monday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. Host Alex Chadwick brings us three portraits of women working - A pastor, a seasonal worker, and a judge. These are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders. They are stories about life as we find it, and record it. In this hour:
A Pastor's Journal - For two months, the pastor of Park Union Church in Chicago kept an audio journal chronicling her daily life and thoughts about the career and the calling of the ministry. Produced with Rev. Susan Johnson and WBEZ Chicago.
After Labor Day - A short meditation on the end of the summer's work and the long winter ahead from writer Carol Wasserman. Produced with Viki Merrick.
Retiring the Robe - On the occasion of her retirement, this Chicago judge borrowed a cassette recorder, and with her family, reflected on her 18 years on the bench. Produced with Judge Susan Snow, Brent Runyon and WBEZ Chicago.
Airs, Monday, September 3 at 11:00 a.m. On this weeks program from the Summer Stages series it's back to the wooded acres of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. JoAnn Falletta is on hand to conduct Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony; and Joseph Lulloff proves that the saxophone is more than a jazz staple when he performs Alexander Glazunov's Concerto. Hit the road with SummerStages from Classical Public Radio.
Airs Monday, September 3 at 1:00 p.m. Great Mack Wilberg arrangements, including Saints Bound for Heaven, How Bright is the Day, Down to the River to Pray, Deep River, As the Dew From the Heaven Distiling, His Voice As the Sound, Bound for the Promised Land, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, and Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.
Airs Friday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. Johnny Cash became the stuff of legend over his long and storied career. Born in Arkansas and reared in fields of cotton, he was also raised on Gospel music and radio. The struggles of the depression that his and other families endured would ring through much of his music. He would become a champion for many who didn't have one. As his career progressed and would use his fame and status to bring changes and awareness of the plight of many, including prisoners, Native Americans, as well as the poor and downtrodden. Join us for this hour long look at Johnny Cash's politics and influence on American Culture. "Till things are brighter, I'm the Man in Black" sang Johnny Cash. He was an American with open eyes, aware of the state of the world, and he cared deeply. Cash shared his opinions on politics without hesitation or compromise, and people listened. His influence helped open the way for artists to express their feelings and views without fear. Rodney Crowell hosts this hour long tribute to The Man In Black.
Airs Saturday, September 1 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part seven of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. This week we continue our exploration of the piano works of Stravinsky, with Mozart's Fugue in C Minor, K. 546 featuring Igor and Soulima Stravinsky as the pianists. Next we'll hear Stravinsky's Piano Sonata with George Vatchnadze on piano, the Concerto for Piano and Winds featuring the Post Classical Ensemble and Alexander Toradze as the pianist. The hour concludes with the first movement from Stravinsky's Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra featuring Alexander Toradze and Sangwon Kim on piano.