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Spend the 4th with WNYC!

A List of Holiday programming

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Tuesday 7/2 | Wednesday 7/3 | Thursday 7/4 | Friday 7/5 | Saturday 7/6 | Sunday 7/7 | Monday 7/9

TUESDAY, JULY 2

10am - 12 noon on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Brian Lehrer Show
Everything You Need To Know….
“Placebo payroll”, “peak performance” and TQM are some of the catchy phrases that captured attention amongst the marketing and technology folks. Dot-comers chat about The New New Economy, an irreverent book on the post-digital age and its business slogans.

12 noon - 2pm on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Leonard Lopate Show
*Eric Scigliano discusses the age-old relationship between elephants and humans (Love, War, and Circuses)
*Comedian Margaret Cho discusses The Notorious C.H.O.

2pm - 3pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - “Soundcheck with John Schaefer
John takes a look at the sometimes-scorned works of Arnold Schoenberg and other idiosyncratic 20th century composers. Author Allen Shawn discusses Arnold Schoenberg’s Journey, his novel about the controversial composer’s life. And WNYC’s George Preston reviews the most recent recording of Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder.

11pm - midnight on WNYC 93.9 FM - “New Sounds With John Schaefer
“Bardo.” The Tibetan state of “betweenness” as represented in the music of Peter Michael Hamel, Philip Glass, Tibetan monks, and others.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

10am - 12 noon on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Brian Lehrer Show
The Envelope Please
President Vincente Fox holds a list of politicians responsible for torture and killings during the Mexican government’s “dirty war” from the 60s to the early 80s against leftist terrorists. Fox insists that everyone is subject to the law but does that include former presidents?

12 noon - 2pm on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Leonard Lopate Show
*Independent filmmaker, Morris Engle, looks back on his distinguished career.
*Steve “The Whistler” Herbst whistles some of Broadway’s biggest hits.

2pm - 3pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - “Soundcheck with John Schaefer
The Denmark-based Zapolski String Quartet performs live in our studio. They’re some of the artists featured at the Music Mountain festival in Connecticut this summer. Plus, Soundcheck correspondent Gail Wein reports on this week’s goings-on at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

11pm - midnight on WNYC 93.9 FM - “New Sounds With John Schaefer
From the New Sounds Live concerts at the World Financial Center. A premiere performance by David Hykes and The Harmonic Choir.


THURSDAY, JULY 4

10am - 12 noon on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Brian Lehrer Show
The Floundering Fathers
Since the beginning of philosophy, the world’s brightest minds have strived for the best way to live a virtuous life. Benjamin Franklin was no different. And on this fourth of July, we speak to the writer of the New York Times “Ethicist” column about the 13 virtues Franklin strictly followed. As one of the nation’s founding fathers you’d expect him to set a good example, but as Cohen explains he gave them up in a matter of months. Join us for a discussion on one of Franklin’s many quirks.

12 noon - 2pm on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Leonard Lopate Show
*Julia Resnitsky (an Israeli) and Bushra Jawabi (a Palestinian) discuss the peace-making process in the Middle East, from their point of view
*Estelle Parsons and Elizabeth Franz on their star turns in the Broadway hit play, “Morning’s at Seven”
*Michael Frayn and his new novel, Spies
*Richard M. Sudhalter on the life and music of Hoagy Carmichael (Stardust Melody)

2pm - 3pm **SIMULCAST on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “Soundcheck with John Schaefer
Wynton Marsalis visits to tell us about Jazz @ Lincoln Center’s latest events, and his educational projects around town. The incomparable Ralph Stanley and T Bone Burnett visit to talk about their latest ventures. And we’ll get a preview of Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu, the first Zulu-language opera, which was recently premiered to sold-out audiences in South Africa.

4pm - 5pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - WNYC Concert Broadcast: “Battery Park 4th of July Concert”
Live from the lawn of NYC's Historic Battery Park, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis takes the stage for a concert to celebrate America's most patriotic holiday.

8pm - 11pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - WNYC Special Broadcast: “Princess Magogo”
The first opera to be written and performed in the Zulu language, “Princess Magogo” is based on the life of Princess Constance Magogo kaDinuzulu (1900-1984), who has long been regarded as the greatest authority on Zulu music.

8pm - 9pm on WNYC AM 820 - WNYC Concert Broadcast: “Ralph Stanley & Nashville Super Group”
Ralph Stanley, recorded by WNYC live at The Bottom Line with a rare performance from an all star band that includes: Norman Blake (guitar, Weissenborn, mandocello), Stuart Duncan (banjo, fiddle), Mike Compton (mandolin) and Dennis Crouch (string bass).

11pm - midnight on WNYC 93.9 FM - “New Sounds With John Schaefer
From the New Sounds Live concerts, classic American songs by Stephen Foster and newer classics by Jimi Hendrix, woven together by Nora York and her band. Also, contemporary takes on STEPHEN FOSTER and Henry Clay Work; songs from Bill Frisell, Edgar Meyer/Yo-Yo Ma/Mark O'Connor, and Tim Curry.


FRIDAY, JULY 5

10am - 12 noon on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Brian Lehrer Show
A Penny for a pound
No other country is fatter. Over 30% of Americans are clinically obese. Given the medical community’s conclusion that obesity should now be considered a disease, the IRS allowed last April for tax deductions for weight-loss programs. But is this the best way to combat our tubbiness? And what does it mean to consider obesity a disease?

2pm - 3pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - “Soundcheck with John Schaefer
The Klezmatics return to our studio for another high-energy performance. We’ll also hear live music from Israeli singer and activist Chava Alberstein and members of the Arab-Jewish Ensemble.

7pm - 8pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - WNYC Special Broadcast: “Oscar Peterson: An Hour of Words and Music”
WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at the music and career of Oscar Peterson, Canada's leading jazz artist. A highly accomplished pianist, polished in his technique and insightful in his artistry, he is internationally renowned as a soloist, group member and accompanist. Probably best known for his work with the trios he has led over the years, he has also accompanied such jazz greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, and made a major impact as a solo artist.

8pm - 9pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - “Personal Selection: Mark Morris”
Famed choreographer Mark Morris brings the music that moves him into the WNYC studios for the listener's enjoyment.

11pm - midnight on WNYC 93.9 FM - “New Sounds With John Schaefer
Works for electric guitar by Fripp and Eno, Glenn Branca, Bill Frisell, and more.


SATURDAY, JULY 6

6am - 7am on WNYC 93.9 FM - “Hearts of Space
This week, an exploration of today's techno-tribal music -- featured performers include electro-shamanic
musicians STEVE ROACH and KELLY DAVID, plus percussionist BYRON METCALF.

10am - 11am Saturdays on WNYC 93.9 FM and REPEATED SUNDAYS from 7pm - 8pm on WNYC AM 820 - “Studio 360 With Kurt Andersen
TOYS: This week in Studio 360 -- toys with some assembly required. Kurt Andersen and legendary comic book artist GARY PANTER look at how artists embrace the playful universe of toys. Directors make movies with the PXL-2000, the best, and only toy camcorder. And musician Margaret Leng Tan plays the classics-- from Beethoven to John Cage-- on the toy piano. SPECIAL GUEST: Gary Panter is a comic book artist and toy devotee. Best known for his witty set design for television's "Pee Wee's Playhouse," Panter's punk comic book hero Jimbo has been a cult favorite for decades.

3pm - 4pm Saturdays on WNYC AM 820 and REPEATED SUNDAYS from 4pm - 5pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - “Selected Shorts
New and classic drama and short fiction read by leading stage and film actors - recorded live at New York's "Symphony Space." This week, Mark Strand's "Dog Life," read by Andre Gregory; Woody Allen's "A Look At Organized Crime," read by Jane Curtin; Grace Paley's "A Conversation With My Father," read by Anne Pitoniak; Thomas Wolfe's "Only The Dead Know Brooklyn," read by Isaiah Sheffer; and Jamaica Kincaid's "What I Have Been Doing Lately," read By Erica Gimpel.

11pm - midnight on WNYC 93.9 FM - “New Sounds With John Schaefer
From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall. Acoustic guitarist Ben Verdery and electric guitarist Vernon Reid and ensemble present "After Hendrix," including arrangements of Jimi Hendrix songs.


SUNDAY, JULY 7

Sundays from 11am - 12 noon on WNYC 93.9 FM and 1pm - 2pm on WNYC AM 820 - “The Next Big Thing with Dean Olsher
This week on The Next Big Thing, writer Phillip Lopate wanders through the streets and memories of his childhood Brooklyn with host Dean Olsher.

2pm-2:30pm Sundays on WNYC AM 820 - “Survival Kit with Leonard Lopate
Host Leonard Lopate spends half an hour with a special guest, discussing the eight essential items needed for six months in solitary isolation. This week's guest: cartoonist Roz Chast.

9pm - 10pm on WNYC 93.9 FM - “Mad About Music
What do ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings, Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, World Bank President James Wolfensohn, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Philippe de Montebello have in common?” This could be a trivia question on a very erudite game show. But, if you listened throughout the first season of Mad About Music you would know that this diverse group of people all selected Bach’s Goldberg Variations as one of their favorite pieces of music. Their reasons were as varied as their backgrounds, and during this special hour Gilbert Kaplan revisits their comments about the Variations and listens to extensive excerpts of the work.

11pm - midnight on WNYC 93.9 FM - “New Sounds With John Schaefer
With the Raymond Scott Orchestrette, the music of Raymond Scott recorded in the WNYC studio.


MONDAY, JULY 8

10am - 12 noon on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Brian Lehrer Show
No Boys Allowed
During much of the 20th century, all-male institutions were forced to open their doors to co-education. But today, many educators are re-considering single-sex education especially for girls. Is this a double standard? A look at two girl schools, an LA prep school and an East Harlem public school, reveals the reasons why some are turning to all-female institutions.

12 noon - 2pm on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 - “The Leonard Lopate Show
*Chang and Eng author Darin Strauss discusses his new novel of turn-of-the-century carnival New York. (The Real McCoy)
*Syndicated cartoonist Ted Rall went to Afganistan shortly after September 11th. He shares his experiences--a travelogue with cartoons, To Afghanistan and Back.

11pm - midnight on WNYC 93.9 FM - “New Sounds With John Schaefer
With composer Ingram Marshall, featuring his works for live musicians and tape, including the orchestral work “Kingdom Come.”

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