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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

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Robert Falls – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired April 30, 2007, Andrew Patner’s guest is Robert Falls, marking his then-20th anniversary as artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, in the second of a lively two-part conversation.

Robert Falls – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired April 30, 2007, Andrew Patner’s guest is Robert Falls, marking his then-20th anniversary as artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, in the first of a lively two-part conversation.

A Conversation with Alex Ross (Rebroadcast from 2010)

Alex Ross In a program first aired November 15, 2010, Andrew’s guest is New Yorker music critic, award-winning and best-selling author of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, MacArthur Fellow, and music weblog pioneer with therestisnoise.com, Mr. Alex Ross, discussing his then-new book of essays and profiles, Listen To This. From bass lines to more…

The Interrupters (Rebroadcast)

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Ameena Matthews in a scene from The Interrupters (Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, 2011) First aired August 8, 2011, Andrew Patner talks with Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Kartemquin Films), Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), and Cobe Williams (the CeaseFire project) about their acclaimed documentary, The Interrupters. Made in Chicago, the film looks at the efforts of more…

Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 2 of 2 (Rebroadcast)

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In a part two of a two-part program that first aired on WFMT January 27, 2014, Andrew Patner presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations,  a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.  In this program we’ll hear Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, The Temptations, and Johnny Mathis.

Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 1 of 2 (Rebroadcast)

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In a part one of a two-part program that first aired on WFMT December 30, 2013, Andrew Patner presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations,  a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.

Sheldon Harnick – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

The second of Andrew Patner’s two-part conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who was in town for an encore production of his “Fiorello!” at the TimeLine Theatre Company on Chicago’s north side.  The program first aired on April 7, 2008.

Wrapping Up Andrew Patner’s “Critic’s Choice”

The life of Andrew Patner, WFMT critic-at-large and Sun-Times contributing classical music critic, will be celebrated Wednesdsay, March 18 at 7:00pm in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue.  The event is free and open to the public.   In tribute to our late colleague, we will continue to air his work with Monday night re-broadcasts of Critical Thinking, but today’s Critic’s Choice with more…

James Thurber #2 (Rebroadcast)

In a segment first heard December 8, 2010, Andrew Patner reads selections from James Thurber’s Fables for our Time.

Sheldon Harnick – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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The first of Andrew Patner’s two-part conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who was in town for an encore production of his “Fiorello!” at the TimeLine Theatre Company on Chicago’s north side.  The program first aired on March 31st, 2008.