Airs Monday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. Christian McBride, a jazz bassist, is put to the test by his idol, Freddie Hubbard; a down and out comic considers ending it all until the universe sends him an unlikely sign; and New York writer Adam Gopnik details his daughter’s cosmopolitan imaginary friend. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.
Airs Sunday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. Voices from Tahrir Square, a sound-portrait of the people's revolution in Egypt, for the anniversary of the January 25 - February 11, 2011 uprising. In this one-hour special, participants in the people's revolution in Egypt give first hand accounts of their historic 18 days in Tahrir Sqaure and discuss the challenges they face in a post-Mubarak Egypt.
Airs Saturday, January 28 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Tosca, starring Patricia Racette as the fiery title character, Marcelo Álvarez as her lover, the idealistic Cavaradossi, and James Morris as the villain Scarpia. Finnish conductor Mikko Franck makes his Met debut with this season’s performances of Tosca, and veteran bass Paul Plishka, whose distinguished Met career spans more than 40 years, sings the role of the Sacristan in his final Met performance.
Airs Friday, Jan. 27, at 12 p.m. The Regional Symphony Broadcast features the Rapides Symphony performing a March 2011 concert that included young pianists. Wesley Ducote and MinJeong Kim accompany the Rapides Symphony in a performance that includes Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and more. Ducote was a winner of the 2011 Red River Radio Young Artists Competition.