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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

James Thurber #1 (rebroadcast)

We remember our dear friend and colleague Andrew Patner with his reading from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time, first heard on November 30, 2010.

Some World War II Instrumental Jazz

Andrew shares some upbeat American jazz records from the dark days of the Second World War in early 1944.

Selma

Andrew recommends the film Selma, the chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign for equal voting rights via a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Riccardo Muti

In a new conversation, Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti.

Peter Cole on “The Invention of Influence”

Andrew talks with poet, translator, and critic Peter Cole about his new book, The Invention of Influence, inspired by the life of Victor Tausk, a maverick and tragic early disciple of Sigmund Freud.

 

Round Up (Part 2 of 2)

In the second of a two-part Critic’s Choice, Andrew reviews some of 2014’s Chicago classical music highlights.

Peter Cole (Rebroadcast)

Poet and translator Peter Cole on Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain. Cole translated, edited and introduced The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain 950-1492 (Princeton University Press).

Round Up (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of a two-part Critic’s Choice, Andrew reviews some of 2014’s Chicago classical music highlights.

Music for the New Year (rebroadcast)

Andrew presents a program of music for the new year.

Some Poems for the Season

Andrew reads some poetry for the season.