This WILL-TV-produced documentary features historical reenactments and interviews with prominent Lincoln scholars, including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Douglas Wilson, Michael Burlingame and Orville Vernon Burton.
Is space the place for you? With a hefty amount of moolah, a trip there and back can be all yours. But when the price comes down, traffic into space may make the L.A. freeway look like a back-country lane.
Space is more accessible than it once was, from the development of private commercial flights … to a radical new telescope that makes everyone an astronomer … to mining asteroids for their metals and water to keep humanity humming for a long time.
Plus, move over Russia and America: Why the next words you hear from space may be in Mandarin.
Leonard David – Space journalist, writer for SPACE.com
Mario Juric – Astronomer working on data processing for the LSST – the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
John Lewis – Chemist, professor emeritus of planetary sciences, University of Arizona, chief scientist, Deep Space Industries
Philip Lubin – Professor of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
James Oberg – Retired NASA rocket scientist, space historian, and a self-described space nut
The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and longest river. It is both a barrier and highway — a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on little-known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else. For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson lives on the river — camping on its banks, exploring its countless tributaries in a traditional canoe, following the river from dawn to dusk through the four seasons, on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon as it has never been seen or heard or experienced before.
From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances — no plate spinners or dancing elephants — that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement.
The Beatles kick things off with their million-selling #1 chart debut “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” followed by another John-Paul-George-Ringo smash, “She Loves You.” Other featured British Invasion icons are the Rolling Stones (“[I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction”), Gerry & the Pacemakers (“Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying”), the Animals (“We Gotta Get Out of This Place”), Herman’s Hermits (“Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”) and Petula Clark with her Grammy-winning evergreen “Downtown.”
More vocal group greats who sing top hits of the decade include the Beach Boys with a pair of their gold records, “I Get Around” and “Good Vibrations,” and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons with their chart topper from 1962, “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK AND ROLL CLASSICS: THE 60s remembers the Mamas & the Papas, who bridged the generation gap with their soaring harmonies, with their unforgettable anthem “California Dreamin’“ and its follow-up, “Monday, Monday.”
The program includes a joyful batch of “groovy sounds” represented by such beloved ensembles as the Turtles (“Happy Together”), the Young Rascals (“Groovin’,” “Good Lovin’”) and the Supremes (“You Can’t Hurry Love”), all #1 favorites still played on the radio today.
The 60s were also a time of psychedelic sounds, most famously immortalized by Jim Morrison and the Doors with their 1967 masterpiece “Light My Fire.” “Crimson & Clover” by Tommy James is another era-defining hit. Sly & the Family Stone sing their groundbreaking hits “Everyday People” and “Dance to the Music,” bringing racial equality to rock music.
Here's the track list for Vincent Trauth's program of love themes and romantic music for Valentine's Day.
MOZART: Serenade: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525, in G: 2. Romanze. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
ROTA arr. Carmen DRAGON: Love Theme from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (‘A Time For Us’). (unnamed pianist)/Cincinnati Pops Orch./Erich Kunzel
PUCCINI: arr. Craig LEON: O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schicchi.” Joshua Bell, vln. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/M.Stern
MORRICONE: Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme).Gilda Butta, piano/Accademia Nazionale Italiana – Rome/Morricone
KHACHATURIAN: Adagio from ‘Spartacus’. Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch./Lawrence Foster
KORNGOLD: The Adventures of Robin Hood: Robin and Marian: Love Theme. Itzhak Perlman, vln.; Boston Pops Orch./John Williams
BEETHOVEN: Fur Elise, (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 49). Anatol Ugorski, piano
MYERS: Cavatina from the Deer Hunter (1975). John Williams, guitar (uncredited players/John Williams)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Chicago Symphony Orch./Sir Georg Solti
DELIBES: Excerpt from the “Flower Duet” from Lakme. Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Allan Vogel, oboe; Dennis Helmrich, piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467: 2. Romanze, “Elvira Madigan." Alicia DeLarrocha, pno.; English Chamber Orch./Sir Colin Davis
STEINER: Theme (“Young Love”) from “A Summer Place” (1959). City of Prague Philharmonic Orch./Kenneth Alwyn
KREISLER: Liebeslied; Liebesfreud. Kyung Wha Chung, violin; Phillip Moll, piano
ROTA: Love Theme (“Speak Softly, Love”) from “The Godfather” (1972). City of Prague Philharmonic Orch./Paul Bateman
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op.18. Sviatoslav Richter, pno.; Warsaw Philharmonic Orch./Stanislaw Wislocki
SCRIABIN: Etude in D-sharp minor, op.8, no.12. Vladimir Horowitz, pno.
CHOPIN: Excerpt from Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat. Maria Tipo, pno.
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All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the radar. Every week, host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton go through hundreds of new CDs to find sneak previews of music that's worth getting excited about, whether it's the latest Swedish pop band, a hip hop artist going ambient, or a singer-songwriter with a twisted new take on love. Sometimes, artists or critics stop by All Songs Considered with their top picks. It's the perfect show for listeners who love to stay current, but can't always wade through a myriad of sources.
All Songs Considered started as a Web show in 2000 after receiving countless letters from listeners who wanted to know more about the music played between stories on NPR's evening news program, All Things Considered. Now All Songs Considered has become a destination for artists such as Bjork or T. Bone Burnett to spin their favorite tunes, or musicians such as Wilco, St. Vincent, Wild Flag or Bon Iver to webcast their live concerts. It is a show that one week can feature the music of Portugal and the next feature The Black Keys or Andrew Bird.
Visit the show's website where you can listen to past shows.
The new year brings two new NPR programs to the weekend lineup and moves WILL Agriculture’s Commodity Week to a live broadcast at 2:30 pm Fridays from its former 11:30 am Saturday slot. The changes took effect Friday, Jan. 3.
“Listeners who depend upon timely agricultural information no longer need to wait an entire day for the broadcast,” WILL’s content director David Thiel said. “Not only will Commodity Week be available earlier, it will be conveniently paired with The Closing Market Report, our other signature agricultural series.”
NPR’s Ask Me Another joins the Saturday schedule at 11 am. The new program blends brainteasers and trivia with comedy and music. Hosted by comedian Ophira Eisenberg, storyteller for The Moth, Ask Me Another invites in-studio guests and listeners to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.
Each hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then take a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her.
With the close of State of the Re:Union’s fall season, NPR’s All Songs Considered fills the space at 1 pm Sundays. It’s a weekly online multimedia program started 14 years ago by NPR’s All Things Considered director Bob Boilen, and has become known as a source of discovery for new music of many genres. The half-hour program is followed by State Week in Review, which had been in the AM schedule at 11 am Saturdays.