The “Rheingau Music Festival” from Deutsche Welle Radio features Paavo Jarvi conducting the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s 1st Symphony. Also on the program, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor with soloist Khatia Buniatishvili and Clouds by contemporary German composer Peter Ruzicka.
Sir Mark Elder leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of Shakespeare-themed works. On the program are Elgar’s Falstaff: A Symphonic Study; Tchaikovsky’s famous Romeo and Juliet fantasy Overture; Delius’ Walk to the Paradise Garden and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story’.
We have always been told that regular exercise is one of the keys to a healthy, happy life, and, broadly speaking, the more exercise the better. But new research suggests that short bursts of intense exercise may be as effective as, if not better than, long periods of moderate exercise.
Mosley investigates, using himself as the guinea pig, whether humans can get exercise benefits from working out just three minutes a week. He also discovers that a one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is no longer the best that science can offer. With advances in genetic testing, scientists are uncovering new, surprising truths about what exercise really does to our bodies and why we all respond to it differently.
In The Truth About Exercise, Mosley discovers a complex interplay between genes and environment. He also finds that to get the most out of exercise, people need to perform the right types of exercise, at the right time and in the right place.
Since 1999, Steve Shoemaker has been hosting and producing WILL’s weekend religion call-in talk show Keepin’ the Faith. At the time he pitched the idea for the show, very few media outlets dealt with issues of religion, and he says, there was faith-based polarization but in a much different way. Host Jim Meadows talks with Shoemaker about the show, why he started it and how media coverage of religion changed after 9/11. We’ll also talk with Shoemaker about his favorite Keepin’ the Faith episodes and how he managed to host and produce the show as a side project while working full time.
Then during the second half of the hour, we’ll talk with Reza Aslan, author of the controversial new book about the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. In his book, “Zealot,” Aslan attempts to paint a truly historical picture of Jesus. We’ll talk with him about what we know about Jesus’ life independent from the gospels ... and what we don’t. Meadows also talk with him about his own faith and why he says it’s not a good idea to read the Bible as literal text.
A few weeks ago on a farm outside a small north central Iowa town, Arick Baker was enveloped under 4 feet of grain in less than 10 seconds while working inside a silo. He was surrounded by 22,000 bushels of corn, exerting more than 400 pounds of pressure on most of his body. Unlike most who are caught in a grain bin entrapment, Baker survived. That makes him an extreme exception to the rule. We’ll hear from Baker about what it was like to be trapped in the corn. Rescuers estimate it was more than 100 degrees inside the bin while he was trapped; he walked away with little more than a few bruises and scrapes.
Then, we’ll hear fromWilliam Field, professor of agriculture at Purdue University, about why these preventable farming accidents happen. He has been tracking these types of incidents since the mid-1970s and will talk with us about why it’s hard to pin down exactly how many incidents happen each year and what’s being done to decrease the number of them. University of Illinois Extension agriculture broadcaster Todd Gleason, who used to play in grain bins growing up on the farm, will also be here to talk with us about farm culture, growing up around grain and why this is a problem that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention until the last few years.
Dave Wisher, who is a part of the Urbana Fire Department’s Maybus 28 Technical Rescue Team, joins us for the last portion of the hour. Maybus 28 is a specialty team of firefighters trained to conduct search and rescue in confined spaces. Wisher was involved in efforts to rescue the Sidney, Ill., man who died in a grain entrapment earlier this summer.
What’s past is prologue. For centuries, researchers have studied buried evidence – bones, teeth, or artifacts – to learn about murky human history, or even to investigate vanished species. But today’s hi-tech forensics allows us to analyze samples dug from the ground faster and at a far more sophisticated level.
First, the discovery of an unknown species of dinosaur that changes our understanding of the bizarre beasts that once roamed North America.
And then some history that’s more recent: two projects that use the tools of modern chemistry and anthropology to deepen our understanding of the slave trade.
Plus, an anthropologist on an evolutionary habit that is strange to some, but nonetheless common all over the world: the urge to eat dirt.
• Scott Sampson – Paleontologist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life
• Fatimah Jackson – Biologist, anthropologist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, director of the Cobb Lab at Howard University, and advisor to EUROTAST
• Joseph Jones – Biological anthropologist, visiting assistant professor at the College of William and Mary, researcher on the African Burial Ground Project
• Sera Young – Research scientist, division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, and author of Craving Earth: Understanding Pica—the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk
He performs Nielsen's Flute Concerto at 7 pm Tuesday on The New York Philharmonic This Week. Also on the program are Nielsen's Violin Concerto with soloist Robert Langevin, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian."
STRAVINSKY arr. AGOSTI: Three Dances from The Firebird (Daniil Trifonov, piano)
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G (Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Nicolai Lugansky, piano)
DEBUSSY: Images for Piano, No. 1 (Daniil Trifonov, piano)
Thomas Adés: String Quartet No. 1, Arcadiana (Calder String Quartet)
LISZT: Three Songs: Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst;
Die Vätergruft (Camille O’Sullivan, singer/actress; Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone;)
Malcolm ARNOLD: Tam O’Shanter Overture, Op. 51A (Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson, conductor)