Andrew presents the second and concluding part of “Black Sabbath,” a survey of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs. Tonight including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, The Temptations, and Johnny Mathis.
WFMT’s “Critic-at-Large” Andrew Patner presents an hour-long weekly program of conversation about the arts each Monday night at 10:00 pm.
Monday, January 27, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Monday, January 20, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
We present “Lincoln and Music,” a favorite from our series of “Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered” programs–a co-production with the Chicago History Museum with generous funding from the Motorola Foundation.
Monday, January 13, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew presents a new conversation with Bernard Haitink discussing his 60th anniversary year as a conductor of leading international orchestras.
Monday, December 30, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew 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.
Monday, December 23, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Mary had a baby. The Chicago Children’s Choir merrily sings about this event (and more) on a 1973 Brewster LP recording Andrew shares.
Monday, December 16, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with journalist, author, and Chicago native Richard Pollak about his new book, “After the Barn: A Brother’s Memoir.”
Monday, December 9, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, co-authors of Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations.
Monday, December 2, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew presents a collection of new music which was recently sitting on his kitchen counter.
Monday, November 25, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
In a new program, Andrew’s guest is singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón.
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Tonight on Critical Thinking, we present the third of three programs on the new and revised edition of the classic Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography. Andrew talks with authors Franz Schulze and Edward Windhorst about the legendary architect.