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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

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.

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

Mary had a baby.  The Chicago Children’s Choir merrily sings about this event (and more) on a 1973 Brewster LP recording Andrew shares.

Lee Sandlin (rebroadcast)

Chicago author Lee Sandlin died unexpectedly this weekend.

In his memory, Andrew rebroadcasts a 2013 conversation with Lee Sandlin about his books Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s Tornado Chasers and Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild.

Auditorium Theater Turns 125

Andrew reviews the Auditorium Theater’s 125th Anniversary Gala.

Thomas Dyja

Andrew shares a new program of conversation with Thomas Dyja, author of the acclaimed book on mid-20th-century Chicago, The Third Coast, now available in paperback.

Designing a Ring

Andrew talks about Tuesday’s press gathering with the design and creative teams of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s forthcoming Ring Cycle.

Neil Harris (Part 2 of 2)

Andrew presents the second hour of a new, two-part conversation with University of Chicago historian Neil Harris on his recent book, “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.

Neil Harris (Part 1 of 2)

Andrew presents the first hour of a new  two-part conversation with University of Chicago historian Neil Harris on his recent book, “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.

Remembering Mike Nichols

Andrew shares memories of Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83.