Airs Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m. This profile of one of the 20th century’s greatest opera figures features interviews with: Soprano Renata Scotto, bass- baritone Ruggero Raimondi, Conductor James Conlon, Former General Director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, William Mason, Former General, Director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir John Tooley, Former Opera Director at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paul Findlay, Cecilia Gobbi, daughter of Tito Gobbi, Lady Valerie Solti, widow of conductor Sir Georg Solti, EMI Classics historian, Tony Locantro, and Tito Gobbi in conversation with Studs Terkel. Tito Gobbi sings excerpts from Mozart's Don Giovanni; Verdi's Rigoletto, La traviata, Don Carlo, Simone Boccanegra, Otello, and Falstaff; Puccini's Tosca and Gianni Schicchi; and Berg's Wozzeck.
Airs Saturday, November 2 at 12 noon. On this week's Cleveland Orchestra broadcast, music director Franz Welser-Moest will be joined on stage by Joshua Bell for a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61. The concert will also feature the Symphony No. 10 by Dimitri Shostakovich.
Airs Friday, November 1 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have new music from Patty Griffin, LAKE, Boreal Sons, Kan Wakan, Augustines, Steve Howell, Buddy Flett, and Anders Osborne plus music from Etta Baker and Travis. Then a concert by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, two wandering folk singers from Vermont, ... and in the final hour we'll sigh "An American Prayer." Join me Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.
The federal health law's individual marketplaces are scheduled to start enrollment on October 1. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or else they will be liable for a tax penalty. There is considerable confusion about the law. People aren't sure if they qualify and they have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.
This localized calculator produced in collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation allows users to plug in some of their financial and demographic info and find out if they qualify for an insurance exchange subsidy or Medicaid -- and how much they might have to pay.
Airs Thursday, October 31 at 8 p.m. While there are certain unmistakeable similarities in the musicianship of the two siblings, the younger brother of Nat King Cole long ago emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother, and his timing swings a little more. In 2012, the Savannah Music Festival presented Freddy Cole on a double bill alongside the Marcus Roberts Trio in a program entitled "Cole in the Afternoon." This episode features Freddy Cole's half of that special matinee concert.