History

7:35am

Tue August 6, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Letter writing has made a mark on history

Commentator Gary Joiner puts old-fashioned pen to paper this week with thoughts about letter writing and journaling and their important contribution to history.

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2:00pm

Thu July 4, 2013
Kurt Weill Part 3

Kurt Weill: American - Part 3

From Brecht to Broadway

Airs Tuesday, July 4 at 2 p.m. After fleeing Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill came to the United States in 1935. The music he subsequently wrote in this country was important in the development of American musical theater. After Weill's death in 1950, his wife Lotte Lenya devoted herself almost exclusively to his music and established the Kurt Weill Foundation in 1962.
     To mark the 85th anniversary of Weill's best-know work, The Threepenny Opera, and the 15th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya Competition for young musical theater singers, Fascinatin' Rhythm host Michael Lasser will be joined by Kurt Weill Scholar and Foundation President Kim Kowalke for a series of three special programs that explore the composer's place in American popular music.
     The programs will explore Kurt Weill's American Songs, Kurt Weill and Popular Singers, and Kurt Weill's American Lyricists. Kurt Weill, American is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY.

2:00pm

Wed July 3, 2013
Kurt Weill Part 2

Kurt Weill: American - Part 2

Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht

Airs Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m.  After fleeing Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill came to the United States in 1935. The music he subsequently wrote in this country was important in the development of American musical theater. After Weill's death in 1950, his wife Lotte Lenya devoted herself almost exclusively to his music and established the Kurt Weill Foundation in 1962.

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2:00pm

Tue July 2, 2013
Kurt Weill Part 1

Kurt Weill: American - Part 1

Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya

Airs Tuesday, July 2 at 2 p.m.  After fleeing Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill came to the United States in 1935. The music he subsequently wrote in this country was important in the development of American musical theater. After Weill's death in 1950, his wife Lotte Lenya devoted herself almost exclusively to his music and established the Kurt Weill Foundation in 1962.
     To mark the 85th anniversary of Weill's best-know work, The Threepenny Opera, and the 15th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya Competition for young musical theater singers, Fascinatin' Rhythm host Michael Lasser will be joined by Kurt Weill Scholar and Foundation President Kim Kowalke for a series of three special programs that explore the composer's place in American popular music.
     The programs will explore Kurt Weill's American Songs, Kurt Weill and Popular Singers, and Kurt Weill's American Lyricists. Kurt Weill, American is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY.

6:00pm

Sun June 30, 2013
Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy Of A First Lady

Airs Sunday, June 30 at 6 p.m.  The 2008 Presidential election marked the first time a woman, Hillary Clinton was seriously considered. Lady Bird Johnson was a pioneer First Lady who forged the way for this historic election. 

This award-winning documentary, produced by Joe Bevilacqua, chronicles her life and times. Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy Of A First Lady is an award-winning one-hour radio documentary that examines the challenges and achievements of this extraordinary woman. The documentary combines never-before-released archive audio, gleaned from thousands of hours of recordings housed at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, period news broadcasts, private conversations with Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the words of Lady Bird Johnson from an interview that has never before been released to the public.

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