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Classical Music

WPSU-FM Pays Tribute to a Bradford Legend

Posted by Kristine A. on 11/25 at 12:11 PM

One of operas greatest stars, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne,  was born 75 years ago in Bradford, PA.  Earlier this year, her friends, many of the greatest stars in opera today, got together to honor her with a special concert.  Friday afternoon, WPSU-FM will bring you CELEBRATING MARILYN HORNE, a gala concert for her 75th birthday, and the 15th anniversary of the Marilyn Horne Foundation.  The concert is hosted by Fred Child of Performance Today and Margaret Juntwait of the Metropolitain Opera radio broadcasts.  You can hear the program Friday afternoon, beginning after the noon news on WPSU-FM.
If you’d like a sneak peak at the music on the show, read on!

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Portraits of Pennsylvania

Getting Lost

Posted by David Walker on 11/24 at 04:49 PM

“Getting lost is just another way of saying ‘going exploring.’” - Justina Chen Headley (North of Beautiful)

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Programming

Best Bets - Week of 11/23/09

Posted by Greg Petersen on 11/23 at 02:43 PM

What’s Cooking this Thanksgiving Week!

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Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Posted by Kristine A. on 11/23 at 12:37 PM

Classical music for Tuesday on WPSU includes the Symphony No. 1 in B-flat by Robert Schumann, known as his “Spring” symphony;  Beethoven’s String Quartet in F-minor, Op. 95, played by the Tokyo String Quartet;  and “Brazilian Impressions” by Ottorino Respighi.  Join us for that and more, Tuesday from 9:00am to 3:00pm on WPSU.

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Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Posted by Kristine A. on 11/17 at 04:04 PM

Wednesday’s classical music from 9:00am to 3:00pm on WPSU-FM will include music by Carl Maria von Weber, who was born November 18th in 1786, and a couple of songs from Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado”, in honor of the birthday of lyricist Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, born November 18th in 1836.

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Portraits of Pennsylvania

Autumn

Posted by David Walker on 11/16 at 11:46 AM

“Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and chilled. The season comes full with the first frost, the disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of the season’s last crops.” - Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis

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Programming

Best Bets - Week of 11/16/09

Posted by Greg Petersen on 11/16 at 10:33 AM

A Few Notable Programs Worth Your Time

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Radio

What Are You Doing the Day After Thanksgiving?

Posted by Cynthia B on 11/13 at 02:11 PM

Story Corps, the team that produces those warm-n-fuzzy interviews you hear on public radio every Friday morning, has a post-Thanksgiving suggestion for those who aren’t interested in hitting the Black Friday sales.  They want you to sit down with your Mom (or Dad or Aunt Gert or . . .  you fill in the blank) and and tell some family stories.

And if you have a tape recorder (or the digital equivalent) handy, so much the better.  Story Corps has declared Nov 27th to be a “National Day of Listening.”

The goal of the project—which is only in its second year—i, in part, to document your favorite family stories.  The time Dad drove away from the rest stop without Mom.  How Gran and Grandpa met.  Your kid brother’s hilarious Halloween adventures.

David Isay, the founder of Story Corps, also has this philosophy: Listening is an act of love.  All too often, we’re so wound up in the minutia of day to day life, we don’t take the time to sit down and really listen.  And then, time passes, and it’s too late.

If you’re intrigued by the idea of recording an interview, check our website at http://wpsu.org/listening.  Even if you’ve never played reporter before, Story Corps makes it easy, with step by step directions.  They even invented a handy “question generator” to help you figure out what questions you want to ask.

And, you don’t have to interview a family member.  Some people take part in the project by visiting nursng homes, homeless shelters, or soup kitchens to talk with someone whose story deserves a good listen.

All of the raddio producers here at WPSU are taking part in the National Day of Listening. We invite you to join us!

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Programming

Best Bets - Week of 11/9/00

Posted by Greg Petersen on 11/09 at 09:26 AM

Some radio and TV programming worth your time this week.

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Portraits of Pennsylvania

Adventures

Posted by David Walker on 11/09 at 09:02 AM

Adventures. Ever since I graduated high school, trying to find my current address has been a nightmare for a lot of my friends and family (and sometimes the IRS, too.) In those 10 years, I had made camp in many states including Missouri, Colorado and Tennessee. If I wasn’t moving, I was exploring any place my budget would take me. And I worked many jobs to fill that budget. Draftsman, cook, mover, hospital worker, soldier, photographer. Anything that would let me see the world.

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Programming

Best Bets - Week of 11/2

Posted by Greg Petersen on 11/02 at 09:33 AM

Some Radio & TV Highlights to Catch

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