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American Radioworks
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 8:00pm
Mississippi Valley Collection

On April 4th, 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a landmark speech from the pulpit of Riverside Church in New York. He called for an end to the Vietnam War. Exactly one year later, King was assassinated in Memphis. He was 39 years old. King’s speech in New York set the tone for the last year of his life. Inside the church, he was hailed for his brave, outspoken stance against the war. Outside the church, he was roundly condemned – by the mainstream press, by other civil rights activists and, most decidedly, by President Lyndon Johnson.

This documentary traces the final year of King’s life. It was one of the most challenging and controversial chapters of the civil rights leader’s career, yet it has not been the focus of significant public attention. For many, the image of King is of a social and political leader at the height of his powers – especially the period up through 1965.But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

This program illuminates the profound personal, psychological and philosophical challenges King faced in his last year. In this time, King tried to gain support for his Poor People’s Campaign, fended off fierce critics inside and outside the civil rights movement, and endured an increasing sense of despair and isolation. King's Last March offers listeners a complex view of a man trying to push his philosophy of non-violence to a conclusion many people found more threatening than the dream he described on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial five years before his death.   More program information on the American RadioWorks website here.


Tue, 12/17/2013 - 8:00pm

A Chanticleer Christmas is celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries – from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:00pm

Classical New England's James David Jacobs goes behind the scenes for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, uncovering the secrets of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with conductor Jonathan McPhee, cast members, and the audience at the Boston Opera House. The story – and the music – unfolds as never before.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 7:00pm

This week, the world lost an impassioned defender of Freedom, human rights, human dignity and Peace... Nelson Mandela. His journey from Freedom Fighter, to prisoner, to President of South Africa capped a half-century of struggle angains white rule and the institution of Apartheit.

Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:00pm

Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts presents a WAGNER BIRTHDAY CONCERT

Christian Thielemann, conducts

Eva-Maria-Westbroek, soprano; Johan Botha, tenor; Kwangchul Youn, bass; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Wagner: Die Walkür, Act I; Götterdämmerung, Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey; Tristan und Isolde, Prelude & Liebestod;  Die Meistersinger, Prelude.

Advent Voices
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 8:00pm
Empress of Blandings/Flickr

Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.


More information here.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 1:00pm
Ken Howard/Met Opera

The Broadcast Season Begins with Verdi’s Rigoletto,
Starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the Title Role

Rising soprano Sonya Yoncheva makes her network debut as Gilda,
opposite Matthew Polenzani as the lecherous Duke

The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in his first company performances of the title role. Tenor Matthew Polenzani co-stars as the Duke, and two artists make their network broadcast debuts: Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who sings Gilda, and Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Bass Štefan Kocán and mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova reprise their roles as the corrupt siblings Sparafucile and Maddalena, which they sang last season in the premiere of Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:00pm
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:00pm

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 7:00pm

Host James David Jacobs joins together with violinist Itzhak Perlman and the New England Conservatory’s Hankus Netsky, a pioneer in the revival of klezmer music, to explore the musical common ground of Jewish sacred music from diverse cultures. Featuring performances by Itzhak Perlman.

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 2:00pm
WSKG news

On November 25th at 2:00PM, WSKG Public Media recorded a discussion on the Common Core Standards moderated by Susan Arbetter, host of Capitol Pressroom.  New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King and Regent Jim Tallon of the New York State Board of Regents addresssed audience questions during the hour-long forum. Hear the forum recording.

This was the third of four public broadcasting forums, in addition to 12 town hall meetings taking place at schools across the state, addressing the controversial implementation of the Common Core Standards in New York State.

A televised broadcast can be seen Tuesday November 26th at 9pm on WSKG TV


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