Airs Sunday, September 15 at 6 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in June will allow some federal benefits for same-sex couples that were legally married elsewhere but live in Louisiana. But what other impact will it have in the state? Louisiana passed a constitutional amendment in 2004 that defines marriage as "between one man and one woman" and denies the recognition of gay unions. In light of the High Court’s decision, could Louisiana’s Defense of Marriage Amendment be challenged? Does Louisiana’s current position on gay marriage threaten the recruitment of employers to the state? And do legislative attempts to recognize gay rights achieve equal protection at the expense of another’s religious freedom? Louisiana Public Square pursues the answers to these questions and more when it explores the issues involved when you’re “Gay in Louisiana.”
Airs Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. On this week's concert from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival we'll hear the World Premiere of Lindberg's Acequia Madre featuring Chen Halevi as clarinetist and Magnus Lindberg on piano. Then pianist Jon Kimura Parker is joined by violinist William Precil with violist Aloysia Friesmann, cellist Gary Hoffman and Marji Danilow on bass for a performance of the "Trout" Quintet by Schubert.
Airs Saturday, September 14 at 12 noon. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welsr-Moest returns to the stage to lead the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and Grosse Fugue as well as Scriabin's Symphony No. 4 “Poem of Ecstasy” and Chute d”Etoiles (Falling Stars) by Pintscher. Maestro Welsr-Moest will be joined on stage by trumpeters Michael Sachs and Jack Sutte.
Airs Thursday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode, we listen to Wynton Marsalis leading the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. During the mid-1990's, trumpeter and bandleader Wynton Marsalis was leading his septet, one of the most artistically and commercially successful jazz bands of its time. When he became the full-time artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in 1995, he essentially folded his septet into the resident orchestra, allowing him the artistic palate with which to paint the entire range and history of jazz while still offering up new and original work. In this episode, we listen to Wynton Marsalis lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra through this 2009 recording.
Aired Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m.Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took your calls on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. He answered your questions about our avian world at 800-552-8502. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify please send them to Bill Beckett, the host of Bird Calls, and he will send them to Cliff who will research them for the show. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show.