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Round eight of All Thing Considered weekend’s Three Minute Fiction begins this weekend. Author, poet, and essayist Luis Alberto Urrea will be the judge. Listeners are invited to unleash their inner author and compose an original work of fiction that can be read in three minutes or less (600 word limit). Round Eight’s judge will be Luis Alberto Urrea, celebrated writer and the author of Across the Wire, The Fever of Being, Nobody’s Son, and The Devil’s Highway.
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a lawyer, a blonde, a nun and a trombone player walk into a bar for a special joke-a-thon compilation show. Along with the slurry of jokes, VocalEssence sings the "The Ying Tong Song" from the BBC's "Goon Show," we'll pay tribute to the Marx Brothers and Tom Keith's utterly perfect chicken sounds take center stage for "The Sound of Chickens." Plus, Andy Stein's "Knock Knock" song, a visit from Sven and Ole, and a rather unfortunate school lunch was served at Lake Wobegon Elementary School.
Classical 88.7's exclusive weekly feature, the EURO-CLASSIC, presents a recently recorded, live performance from a European orchestra — a recording from the European Broadcasting Union — every week overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
March 1, 2012
Shchedrin: Concerto Parlando
Ilya Gringolts, violin; David Guerrier, trumpet
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra/Gábor Takács-Nagy
Marketplace officially launches a groundbreaking new national desk dedicated to one of the most critical socio-economic issues of our time. The Wealth & Poverty Desk's five-person editorial team, led by Senior Editor Celeste Wesson, will explore the concentration of wealth in the U.S. and its causes and consequences for the economy and society.
On Wednesday the 29th of February, the BBC World Service celebrates its 80th birthday by opening its doors. You'll be treated to an unprecedented behind the scenes access as part of a special day of live programming to mark the BBC's 80th birthday.