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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Bob Riesman (Author) on Big Bill Broonzy – Part 1 (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew talks with Bob Riesman, author of the recent book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” in the first of a series on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.

The Hills Are Alive (Rebroadcast)

Andrew recommends Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

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Music of Terry Callier (Rebroadcast)

Andrew presents recordings of Chicago-born singer/songwriter Terry Callier, who died in 2012 at the age of 67.

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Wrapping Up James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time

Andrew brings the last of his readings from James Thurber’s “Fables for Our Time.”

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Walter Massey (Part 2 of 2)

In the conclusion of a new two-part conversation with music, Andrew talks with physicist and educator Walter E. Massey, president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Walter Massey has led many and varied major institutions, including Argonne National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and his alma mater, Morehouse College in his nearly five-decade career.

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Let’s Get Working

The University of Chicago celebrates Studs Terkel May 9 – 11 with its Let’s Get Working festival.

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Walter Massey (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of a new two-part conversation with music, Andrew talks with physicist and educator Walter E. Massey, president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Walter Massey has led many and varied major institutions, including Argonne National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and his alma mater, Morehouse College in his nearly five-decade career.

 

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The Hills are Alive

Andrew recommends Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

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Jeff Garlin (rebroadcast from 2012)

Andrew’s guest is Chicago-native comedian Jeff Garlin, co-star and an executive producer of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring Larry David.  The release of the documentary film “Finding Vivian Maier,” now showing at the Landmark Theatres in Chicago and Highland Park, produced by Jeff Garlin, prompted Andrew to rebroadcast this 2012 conversation.

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Vienna Philharmonic’s Nazi Ties (Rebroadcast from 2013)

The recent announcement that the third $1-million Birgit Nilsson Prize in music would be awarded to the Vienna Philharmonic prompted Andrew to re-air this commentary from last year concerning the report which confirmed the Vienna Philharmonic’s Nazi ties.

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