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01/21/2021

Classics Live 99: 2019 Sunflower Music Festival II

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01/16/2021

When Experts Attack #28: The US just elected the first woman vice president. But media coverage is still sexist.

Guest Teri Finneman, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas, recounts the problematic history of media covering women in U.S. politics from Victoria Woodhull, a.k.a “Mrs. Satan,” in 1872 to recent coverage of Kamala Harris’ shoes.
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01/15/2021

Film Music Friday - January 15, 2021 (The Sea - rebroadcast)

Film Music Friday - January 15, 2021 (The Sea - rebroadcast)
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01/14/2021

Classics Live 98: Jayne Siemens, soprano

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01/09/2021

The Retro Cocktail Hour #889 - January 9, 2021

January 9, 2021
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01/08/2021

Film Music Friday - January 8, 2021 (Miklos Rozsa)

On this week's Film Music Friday we spotlight composer Miklos Rozsa.  In his nearly 50 year career he wrote music for epic adventures, film noir, psychological dramas and Steve Martin.  We'll hear music for The Thief of Bagdad, Jungle Book, The Killers, Double Indemnity, Ben-Hur and more.
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01/07/2021

Classics Live 97: Sunflower Music Festival 2019: I

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01/02/2021

The Retro Cocktail Hour #818 - January 2, 2021 (rebroadcast)

January 2, 2021 (rebroadcast)
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01/01/2021

Film Music Friday - January 1, 2021 (The Swashbucklers)

On this encore broadcast of Film Music Friday we leap into the music of the swashbucklers, those larger-than-life adventure films from Hollywood's Golden Age.  We'll hear music from The Sea Hawk, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, The Mark of Zorro and more.
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12/31/2020

Classics Live 96: Pianist Jack Winerock

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12/26/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #815 (rebroadcast) - December 26, 2020

December 26, 2020
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12/25/2020

Film Music Friday - December 25, 2020 (Christmas Movies)

We celebrate the season on this round of Film Music Friday, with tunes from classic Christmas movies, including It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express, A Christmas Store and more.
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12/22/2020

When Experts Attack! #27: The COVID-19 vaccines are revolutionary

Molecular biologist and coronavirus researcher Anthony Fehr discuss the rollout of the new vaccines and what’s understood about COVID transmission at this point. He also says the coronavirus variant that’s prevalent in the U.S. might be more easily spread, accounting for at least some of our higher rates of infection and death than seen in other countries.
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12/20/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Show #888

December 20, 2020
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12/18/2020

Film Music Friday - December 18, 2020 (Film Journeys)

We'll take some epic journeys on this week's encore broadcast of Film Music Friday, with music from Lawrence of Arabia, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Apollo 13, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more.
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12/17/2020

When Experts Attack! #26: Antarctica was lush

We might think of it today as a wasteland of ice and penguins, but Antarctica once was covered in greenery. Paleobotanist Brian Atkinson explains how to look for ancient plant fossils in Antarctica, and how those fossils could forecast the fate of plants on our rapidly warming planet.
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12/17/2020

Classics Live 95: Organist Paul Meier at Grace Cathedral Topeka

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12/16/2020

The Opus 76 Quartet Holiday Dinner and a Show 2020!

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12/12/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #887 - December 12, 2020

December 12, 2020
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12/11/2020

Film Music Friday - December 11, 2020 (B-Movies)

On this week's Film Music Friday we enter the world of the B-movie, where time, money and inspiration are often in short supply.  However, despite working under pressure, some film composers have managed to craft impressive scores for low budget films.  In this program we'll hear the work of composers Albert Glasser, William Lava, Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter for such films as The Allligator People, Tormented, The Amazing Colossal Man, The Three Mesquiteers and more.
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12/10/2020

Classics Live 94: The Lyric Arts Trio

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12/10/2020

When Experts Attack #25: Are ‘essential workers’ treated like performers in the porn industry?

Could the social and economic pressures faced by essential workers during the current pandemic be similar to those faced by women in the porn industry? Guest Akiko Takeyama, author and associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies, says in both the pandemic and porn, economic and structural issues make it hard for workers to say no.
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12/05/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #886

December 5, 2020
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12/04/2020

Film Music Friday - December 4, 2020 (Sherlock Holmes)

On this week's Film Music Friday, it's an encore broadcast of our Sherlock Holmes show, featuring music from TV and movies about the World's Greatest Detectives.  We'll hear excerpts from Without a Clue, Young Sherlock, The Seven Per Cent Solution, Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror and more.
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12/03/2020

Classics Live 93: Zlatomir Fung, Cello at the Lied Center

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11/30/2020

Joseph Genualdi and Thomas Rosenkranz UMKC Faculty Recital Violin and Piano

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11/28/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #885 - November 28, 2020

November 28, 2020
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11/27/2020

Film Music Friday - November 27, 2020 (Teamwork)

On this encore broadcast of Film Music Friday, we feature movies about small teams working together to overcome mighty odds.  We'll hear music from Hoosiers, The Magnificent Seven, The Guns of Navarone and The Avengers, among others.
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11/25/2020

Midwest Chamber Ensemble concert Sunday Nov 29th 7:30 pm

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11/21/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #884 - November 21, 2020

November 21, 2020
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11/20/2020

Film Music Friday - November 20, 2020 (Strange Places)

This week on Film Music Friday, we visit some strange and exotic places in cinema, with music from Stargate, Mysterious Island, Hidalgo, The Most Dangerous Game and more.
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11/19/2020

Classics Live 92: Guitarist Braulio Bosi

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11/18/2020

When Experts Attack #24: Libraries are better than search engines

The pandemic has changed how we use libraries. So has the internet. So what? Libraries have been evolving for 4,000 years in how they store and create knowledge. And libraries aren’t just the place where you find information — they lead the drive for creating and sharing knowledge with people all over the world.  
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11/14/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #883 - November 14, 2020

November 14, 2020
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11/13/2020

Film Music Friday - November 13, 2020 (Danny Elfman)

This week on Film Music Friday it's the work of composer Danny Elfman.  As a devoted film fan (but not an aspiring film composer), Elfman has said that writing music for movies is like "the fan getting pulled into the sport".  We'll hear themes from Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Edward Scissorhands, Men in Black, Justice League and Nightmare Before Christmas, among others.
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11/12/2020

Classics Live 91: Pianist Daniel Hsu in Grace Cathedral, Topeka

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11/11/2020

Thomas Rosenkranz Piano Studio Messiaen Concert 7:30 pm Sunday

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11/07/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #882 - November 7, 2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #882 - November 7 2020
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11/06/2020

Film Music Friday - November 6, 2020 (Bernard Herrmann)

On this week's encore broadcast of Film Music Friday, we explore the music of composer Bernard Herrmann.  We'll hear music from Citizen Kane, North by Northwest, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Psycho and more.
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11/04/2020

Classics Live 126: Final Beethoven Cycle Concert with The Opus 76 Quartet

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10/31/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour Halloween Spooktacular - Part 3

October 31, 2020
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10/31/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour Halloween Spooktacular - Part 1

October 31, 2020
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10/31/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour Halloween Spooktacular Part 2

October 31, 2020
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10/30/2020

Film Music Friday - October 30, 2020 (Horror Films)

Would horror movies be as frightening without the scary music? With Halloween nearly upon us, tonight's Film Music Friday spotlights some of the music for classic horror films. We'll hear excerpts from The Wolf Man, The Beast with Five Fingers, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Red House and more!
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10/29/2020

Classics Live 125: The Opus 76 Quartet Plays Beethoven Opp. 18, 135, 59 and 130

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10/24/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #880 - October 24, 2020

October 24, 2020
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10/23/2020

Film Music Friday - October 23, 2020 (Disaster Movies)

Some movies are disasters.  Others are disaster movies.  On this edition of Film Music Friday we'll sample music from some classic (and some not-so-classic) disaster films, including Airport, When Worlds Collide, The Poseidon Adventure, Titanic, The Hindenburg and more!
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10/22/2020

When Experts Attack! #23: Trumpism Isn’t Populism

Thomas Frank, author of “What’s the Matter with Kansas” and more recently “The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism,” explains that populism — a term invented in Kansas — has been commandeered by political opportunists in the U.S. and Europe.
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10/22/2020

Classics Live 124: Kansas City Beethoven Cycle Concert 4 of 6

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10/17/2020

The Retro Cocktail Hour #879 - October 17, 2020

October 17, 2020
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