Cultural, Community, Information


Mon January 12, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Heart Health

Dr. Paul Davis

Airs Thursday, January 15 at 6 p.m.  This week on Health Matters Kermit Poling will host and will be joined by Dr. Paul Davis of Ark-la-tex Cardiology and Sarah Baker, Regional Director of the American Heart Association in Shreveport, for a discussion on heart health. We'll talk about signs and symptoms of heart disease and we'll take your calls at 800-552-8502. 

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Mon January 12, 2015
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014

Airs Monday, January 12 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, Gianandrea Noseda conducts Alfredo Casella’s Symphonic Fragments from “La donna serpente” and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, and then Jean-Efflam Bavouzet joins the orchestra for the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 5. Jim Cunningham will host.


Sun January 11, 2015
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Income Inequality Impairs The American Dream Of Upward Mobility

Airs Sunday, January 11 at 6 p.m. Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. In the last 30 years, the wages of the top 1% have grown by 154%, while the bottom 90% has seen growth of only 17%. As the rungs of the economic ladder move further and further apart, conventional wisdom says that it will become much more difficult to climb them. Opportunities for upward mobility—the American dream—will disappear as the deck becomes stacked against the middle class and the poor. But others see inequality as a positive, a sign of a dynamic and robust economy that, in the end, helps everyone. And contrary to public opinion, mobility has remained stable over the past few decades. If the American dream is dying, is it the result of income inequality? Or is disparity in income a red herring where more complex issues are at play?

Arguing for the motion: Arguing for the motion: Elise Gould, Senior Economist and Director of Health Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute; and Nick Hanauer, Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist.

Arguing against the motion: Edward Conard, Visiting Scholar with AEI & Former Partner with Bain Capital; and Scott Winship, Fellow with the Manhattan Institute.


Sat January 10, 2015
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Aida

Triumphal Scene From Aida
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 10 at 12 noon.  The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s tragedy Aida. Soprano Tamara Wilson makes her network broadcast debut as the Ethiopian princess Aida, opposite tenor Marcello Giordani as the Egyptian warrior Radamès. Violeta Urmana, who sang Aida with the company in 2009 and 2012, makes her first Met appearances as the Egyptian princess Amneris, and George Gagnidze returns to the role of Aida's father, Amonasro. Marco Armiliato conducts. Aida will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 10.

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Fri January 9, 2015

Caravan: Emmylou Harris Live at the Newport Folk Festival

Airs Friday, January 9 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we'll feature new music from One Mile An Hour and the Be Good Tanyas plus tracks from Myshkin's Ruby Warbler, Patty Griffin, Andrew Bird, Michael Hedges, Maggie Koerner along with Blues from Odetta and Lizz Wright. Then, in our concert hour we'll join Emmylou Harris live at the Newport Folk Festival in in our final hour we'll wander Gently Off The Edge. 

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