Airs Sunday, November 3 at 6 p.m. There are questions we would answer, if only we were asked. How did we grow up? What do we remember about home? What about our family? Celebrate the first decade of StoryCorps, with a special retrospective hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.
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.