- Kai talks to Danny Feldman, producing artistic director at the Pasadena Playhouse, about the regional theater business.
- The Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy affects virtually everything involved with running a business. Higher rates can affect expansion plans, inventory levels, and new hiring. They can also weigh on consumer demand … and by extension, revenue. But some businesses are more sensitive to interest rate hikes than others. Marketplace’s Justin Ho looks at sectors of the economy where interest rates just don’t matter all that much — whether they’re high or low — and the characteristics that define businesses that are insulated from the Fed’s decisions.
Marketplace Morning Report
- On Monday, December 4th, David Brancaccio speaks with Ann Oliva at the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on the state of homelessness across the country ahead of the release of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Point-in-Time Count.
- Monday Dec 4: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Elizabeth Goitein at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the Government Surveillance Reform Act.
- Tuesday Dec 5: Lily Jamali speaks with Louise Burke, Argus Media, about sustainable aviation fuel.
- Monday, Dec 4: Pharmacists at major chain stores like CVS and Walgreens are at a breaking point. Many workers recently have staged walkouts nationally saying they are overworked, understaffed and frankly risking patient safety. What’s behind the looming pharmacy crisis in America?
- Wednesday, Dec 6: A global study has found that young people are suffering “profound psychological distress” over climate change. When young people think about the future they describe it as “frightening” and report feeling anxious and distressed. How should we speak with our children about climate change in a way that is realistic but also not harmful to their mental health?.
- Thursday Dec. 7: Former Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, joins Meghna to talk about the options Israel has at this critical juncture in its war with Hamas. He calls it a choice between body and soul.
December 8 – New episode
This week, we’re talking to two wonderful writers about how their outlook on food changed because of a particular moment or dish. We’re joined by Award-winning food historian Bee Wilson, author of The Secret of Cooking, Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen, and Sylvie Bigar, author of Cassoulet Confession, Food, France, Family and the Stew That Saved My Soul.
- Dec 4: Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason performs Frederic Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center in Athens, GA
- Dec 5: James Blachly, conducts Experiential Orchestra in a performance of Julia Perry’s Symphony in One Movement, from New York City
- Dec 6: Music celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas from BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus and the WDR Radio Orchestra
- Dec 7: An all-star performance of the Piano Quintet in C minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams from last summer’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC
- Dec 8: Gabriela Montero co-hosts an hour of music and conversation with Fred Child
New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
Wed 7:15am/5pm CT & Sat 9am CT
- ALBUM: Miracle of Miracles: Music for Hanukkah
- ARTIST: Chicago a cappella
- A new recording aimed at unveiling the richer meaning of the Festival of Lights, with music that ranges from heartfelt prayers to jazzy and playful holiday favorites, showcasing the creativity and vitality of American Jewish musical traditions.
Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT
- THIS WEEK: It’s an evening of snow, cold, and northern climes as we’ll hear Missy Mazzoli’s “Still Life with Avalanche,” John Luther Adams’ “In a Treeless Place, Only Snow,” and music by Icelandic composers Daniel Bjarnason, Una Sveinbjarnardottir, and Fjola Evans.
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT
- Dec 7: Pianist Heini Kärkkäinen plays the rarely-heard Piano Concerto by Swedish composer Laura Netzel in concert in Helsinki, Finland.
- Dec 10: We head to the banks of the Rhine in Cologne, Germany to hear a mix of talented young musicians and seasoned veterans from the Kronberg Academy play the String Quintet No. 1 by Johannes Brahms.
Rhapsody in Black
Thurs 9pm CT & Sun 4pm CT
- Jon Batiste – Pianist Jon Batiste has been pushing the boundaries of classical music since he was a child. He grew up in a musical dynasty, like the Jackson 5. He started playing piano at 11, released his first album at 17, and, by 25, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. But that traditional training has not stopped him from fusing jazz and R&B with classical music to create an unforgettable sound.
Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT
- ‘Tis the season celebrating light amid darkness: Christmas, Chanukah, and St. Lucia’s Feast Day. Join us for a program that celebrates the power of light in music.
APM Presents special of the week
Air Window: December 1 – December 31, 2023
Carols as Home features a modern take on classic Christmas carols, hosted by Imani Winds founding oboist, Toyin Spellman-Diaz. Toyin coaxes intimate stories of Christmas memories from the members of the ensemble, and why these classic carols are still essential today.