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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Music for the New Year (rebroadcast)

In a program that first aired in January of 2012, Andrew Patner presents a program of music for the new year.

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

In a part one of a two-part program from 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.

Merry Mary — A 1973 Chicago Children’s Choir Christmas (rebroadcast)

Mary had a baby.  In a program from 2013, Andrew Patner shares the 1973 Brewster LP recording wherein The Chicago Children’s Choir merrily sings about this event (and more).

Music and Reflections on WFMT’s 60th Anniversary (rebroadcast)

In a program from 2011, Andrew Patner celebrates WFMT’s 60th Anniversary with music and reflections of years-past.

Miranda Cuckson plays Nono (rebroadcast)

In a program from 2012, Andrew Patner shares a recording by enterprising American violinist Miranda Cuckson of the penultimate work of 20th-century modernist Luigi Nono.

Music of Terry Callier (Rebroadcast)

In a program from 2012, Andrew Patner presents recordings of Chicago-born singer/songwriter Terry Callier.


Susan Nussbaum (rebroadcast)

In a program from 2014, Andrew Patner talks with Chicago playwright and longtime disability rights activist Susan Nussbaum about her award-winning first novel Good Kings Bad Kings.

A Quartet of Quartets (rebroadcast)

In a program from 2014, Andrew Patner shares a sampling from American works on releases from the Spektral, JACK, Lark, and Sō Percussion quartets.

Finian’s Rainbow (Rebroadcast)

In a program from 2010, Andrew Patner revives the 1947 Broadway musical by E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Burl Lane, “Finian’s Rainbow” via its original cast recording.

Piano Music of Boris Papandopulo (Rebroadcast)

In a program from November of 2011, Andrew Patner features music  recorded by Wisconsin-based pianist Nicholas Phillips of Croatian composer Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991).