Airs Sunday, October 13 at 6 p.m. This program documents how the GED – originally designed to help World War II veterans go to college – became the fallback option for millions of high school dropouts. It explores how the GED is changing and what those changes mean for millions of Americans being left behind by our changing economy.
Airs Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m. This week on the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival we present a Selection of Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini; the world premiere of Snow and Snow for Clarinet, Viola & Piano by Helen Grime; the Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 67 by Amy Beach featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and the Orion String Quartet; and George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm with pianist Kirill Gerstein.
Airs Saturday, October 12 at 12 noon. On the next concert by the Cleveland Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden take the podium and is joined by pianist Louis Lortie for the beautiful Piano Concert No. 2 by Chopin. Then, the monumental Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 closes this concert.
Airs Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. When immigrants from Great Britain and Ireland arrived in the Appalachian region of the United States in the 18th century, they brought with them the musical traditions of their homelands. These traditions were extended, refined and combined into a variety of American roots music styles, including a distinct musical form called bluegrass. In this episode, we listen to one of the finest bluegrass ensembles in our time, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.
Aired Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Shreveport psychiatrist Dr. Gary Booker, Debbie Hayes of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Louisiana, and Christine Wright, an occupational therapist with LSU Health Shreveport, were our guests to discuss how Alzheimer’s affects patients and families and we took your calls and questions.