APM Weekly February 12 – 16, 2024


BBC World of Secrets

Episode Six: Man of God
Wednesday February 14

The secret daughter of TB Joshua, who dared to rebel against her “prophet” father. Ajoke was born to a different mother than her sisters, and disciples have told us how she fought back against him. Two years ago, we tracked her down but we weren’t able to use the recording – until now. She tells us her story.

**This episode contains descriptions and references to suicide, physical and sexual violence, including sexual assault, rape and the language associated with it.**

Broadcast times: Wed 06:32-07:00, Wed 18:32-19:00, Fri 21:32-22:00, Sat 04:32-05:00, Sat 12:32-13:00 EST


Marketplace (PM)

Kai talks to Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about the headwinds facing China’s economy.

It’s been nearly four years since we went into pandemic lockdowns, which means it’s been four years since people tried to buy their way through incredible lifestyle shifts. Some of those big-ticket purchases have come with regrets. Used home gym equipment has flooded the market at dirt cheap prices. There are pizza ovens and outdoor heaters for everyone’s outdoor gatherings. And some people who fled cities now regret the big lifestyle change they made to buy a home. Now with mortgage rates the way they are, they’re stuck. Marketplace’s Kristin Schwab looks at the stuff, big or small, that people regret buying long ago

Marketplace Morning Report

The New York Federal Reserve just reported that 70% of all household debt is mortgage debt. Credit card debt is 6%. Next week the Marketplace Morning Report looks at the economic benefits of cheap mortgage debt right now — if it’s a big concern, and how it might actually be a stimulus for the economy right now.

Marketplace Tech

Monday Feb 12: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Tamir Kalifa, photojournalist about the role social media plays in the Uvalde, Texas community in the wake of the Robb Elementary shooting.

Tuesday Feb 13: Lily Jamali speaks with Rolfe Winkler, WSJ, about their recent reporting about how 23andMe is struggling to be profitable.

On Point

  • Monday, Feb 12: We’ve all seen the annoying pop-ups that show up every time we’re online. Now, Google is planning to phase out those third-party cookies on its Chrome browser by the end of the year. We explore how that’s frustrating advertisers and helping Google grow its ad monopoly power.
  • Tuesday, Feb 13: Hospitals are required by law to post their prices online, but only about 36 percent of hospitals are fully complying. When hospitals hide prices, it enables them to charge different prices to different people. We hear why Congress and now even employers are saying, no more.
  • Friday, Feb 16: What happens when you’re charged with being a witch? There was the 17th century trial of an indigenous Sámi woman accused of murder on Vardø island, Norway, in the 1620s. And the case against a young religious zealot named Marie-Catherine Cadière in 18th century France. We’ll explore some lesser-known witch trials with Marion Gibson, professor of Renaissance and magical literature and author of “Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials.” What can these accused women’s stories tell us about fear, conspiracy, gender and power — even today?

The Splendid Table

February 16 – Repeat episode

This week it’s a conversation about how to ramp up your home cooking with award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen author of At Home.


Performance Today

  • Feb 12: Lara Downes performs a brand new arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue with San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra
  • Feb 13: Nashville Symphony-Giancarlo Guerrero conducts The Nashville Symphony in a performance of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, from Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN
  • Feb 14: A special Valentine’s Day version of the piano puzzler- with our first ever video to accompany it. Also, violinist Hannah White of Sphinx Virtuosi performs “Between Worlds” by Carlos Simon, from a concert at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University in Clemson, SC
  • Feb 15: James Ehnes performs Erich Korngold’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta at the Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, NY
  • Feb 16: Pianist Stewart Goodyear performs Hummel’s Piano Quintet in E-flat minor with an all-star string quartet at Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, CA

Classical 24

New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
Wed 7:15am/5pm CT & Sat 9am CT

  • Osmo Vänskä talks with Julie Amacher about his new album with the Minnesota Orchestra called Mahler Symphony No. 8.

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • More music for Black History Month from Valerie Capers, Lara Downes, and more…. plus music both in the spirit of AND completely antithetical to Valentine’s Day, including Peteris Vasks’s “Voice of Love,” Missy Mazzoli’s “Heartbreaker,” and David Lang’s “love fail.”

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • Feb 15: It’s off to the Baltic Sea to hear Miecyzslaw Karlowicz’s “Lithuanian Rhapsody” played by the Warsaw Philharmonic.
  • Feb 17: For those waiting until the weekend for their Valentine’s Day activities, we’ll hear Scriabin’s “The Poem of Ecstasy” in concert from December 2023 in beautiful Torino, Italy.

Rhapsody in Black
Thurs 9pm CT & Sun 4pm CT

  • Where we turn up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music. This week focuses on Scotland-based American conductor Kellen Gray.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • Variations on variations: Composers have been writing variations on themes for centuries, and we’ll hear all sorts of familiar and unfamiliar examples, including Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Margaret Bonds’s Montgomery Variations.

Celebrating 100 years of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue:
Monday February 12 is the 100th anniversary of the premiere of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. C24 will celebrate this anniversary all week long. All times listed below are CT.

February 12

  • Each C24 host will have a recording of Rhapsody in their shift
  • 5 am: Simone Dinnerstein
  • 8 am: Paul Whiteman Orchestra/Gershwin at piano (mono recording)
  • 12 pm: Benjamin Grosvenor
  • 5 pm: Leonard Bernstein
  • 10 pm: Wayne Marshall (original jazz band arrangement)

February 13

  • 9 am: Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody
  • 6 pm: Lara Downes Rhapsody Reimagined*

February 14

  • 8 am: ‘I Got Rhythm’ Variations
  • Plus Gershwin love songs throughout the day for Valentine’s Day

February 15

  • 9 am: Ravel Concerto in G
  • 12 pm: Ireland Piano Concerto 
  • 6 pm: Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand
  • 8 pm: Bernstein “The Age of Anxiety”

February 16

  • 9 am: Gershwin Concerto in F

APM Presents special of the week

Take Me to the Water

Air Window: February 12 – March 31, 2024

A one-hour special, hosted by Vernon Neal, focusing on harpist Ashley Jackson’s program Take Me to the Water recorded at American Public Medias studios. Take Me to the Water, is an immersive audio experience that touches on themes from African mythology, the antebellum spiritual tradition and water’s transportive, transmogrifying nature

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.