APM Weekly April 22 – 26, 2024


Unexpected Elements

  • New digital assets for web and social media are now available to download on our website.
  • New generic launch promos are now available in ContentDepot.


Marketplace (PM)

  • The idea of a “business cycle” permeates a lot of economic thinking and planning — and it’s shot through data from the BLS and BEA. But what exactly is a business cycle — and does the idea still have predictive power in this economy? Marketplace’s Justin Ho reports.
  • The wine industry in China has been in decline for the past six years. According to the most recent data, wine imports in 2023 were one-third of what they were in 2017 … their value falling by about 60%. So, what gives? Our China correspondent Jennifer Pak, in Shanghai, has that one.

Marketplace Morning Report

The U.S. is home to 1.4 million immigrants from El Salvador, a poor Central American country with a total population of just 6 million people. These immigrants work physically demanding, low-paying jobs that are often hard to fill – especially as janitors. It’s also the second most common occupation for Salvadorans behind construction, according to the American Immigration Council. These workers are concentrated in cities like LA, Washington, DC and Houston – where they’ve been longtime members of local labor movements. Hear more on the Marketplace Morning Report.

Marketplace Tech

Monday April 22: Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Casey Ross, STAT News, about his yearlong investigation about how AI has been misused in the health care and insurance fields.

Thursday April 25: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with WSJ’s Amazon reporter Dana Mattioli on her upcoming Amazon exposé, The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power.

On Point

  • Monday, April 22: Languishing is that feeling of a lack of motivation or direction or a disengagement from community. Most people feel a sense of languishing at some point in their lives. So how do we move from languishing to flourishing? Meghna speaks with sociologist Corey Keyes who has spent his career trying to find the answer
  • Tuesday, April 23: On Friday last week India began to go to the polls. 2,600 parties are vying for the approval of almost a billion voters in a process that lasts six weeks. That sounds like democracy at work. So why are some observers saying this election could put India on the path to abandoning democracy?
  • Wednesday, April 24: Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in conversation with Meghna about the current court’s textualist philosophy and his case for a better way to interpret the Constitution.

The Splendid Table

April 26 – Repeat episode

We’re spending time with authors of some of the season’s newest cookbooks. We’re joined by Australian chef Lara Lee, author of A Splash of Soy, Everyday Food From Asia, Lerato Umah- Shaylor author of Africana, Niki Segnit with The Flavor Thesaurus, More Flavors and Tamar Adler author of The Everlasting Meal, Leftovers A to Z.


Performance Today

  • April 22: Leon Botstein, conducts The Orchestra Now in a performance of William Grant Still’s “Dismal Swamp” at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
  • April 23: Apollo Chamber Players perform Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 14 from the Midtown Arts and Theater Center in Houston, TX.
  • April 24: Pianist Courtney Bryan performs her composition “House of Pianos” with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langree, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • April 25: Clarinetist Sangyoon Kim performs Carl Maria von Weber:’s Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major with members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, from Temple Israel in Minneapolis, MN.
  • April 26: Brandon Patrick George and Mahan Esfahani perform J. S. Bach’s Sonata in A Major for flute and harpsichord from Shepherd King Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX.

Classical 24

National Poetry Month
Every day in April at 3 pm CT, we’ll feature a piece of music inspired by poetry.

  • April 22: Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
  • April 23: Revueltas: Sensemaya
  • April 24: Price: Song for Snow
  • April 25: Reena Esmail: The Light is the Same
  • April 26: Finzi: Nightingales
  • April 27: Rautavaara: Lorca Suite
  • April 28: Schoenberg: Transfigured Night

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

  • Sophie Shao talks with Julie Amacher about her new album Can Can Macabre.

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

  • Into the mountains we go with Jennifer Higdon’s “Coyote Nights,” Ben Shirley’s “High Sierra Sonata,” and Kayhan Kalhor’s “Mountains are Far Away.”

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • Apr 25: The vocal ensemble Voces8 sings Eriks Esenvalds’ “Long Road” on tour in Madrid.
  • Apr 27: Violinist Simone Lamsma plays the Violin Concerto by American composer John Adams in concert from paris, almost exactly 30 years after it premiered in 1994.

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 Coleridge Taylor Perkinson.

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • A full two hours dedicated to listener requests!!

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • We observe April birthdays in classical music with heavy hitting Sergeis Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev, lighter fare by Franz von Suppe and Joseph lanner, and many more in between.

APM Presents special of the week

California Love: K-Pop Dreaming – Moon Night

Air Window: Now – May 31, 2024

K-Pop Dreaming host Vivian Yoon takes us to an American military neighborhood in Seoul in the late 1980s. Tucked in an alleyway was a little grimy club that blasted American hip-hop, the place was for African American GIs to cut loose, but it pulled in an unexpected crowd – young Koreans who would become the pioneers of modern K-pop. Itaewon was also the setting for the beginning of another story – it was the place where Vivian’s parents met and fell in love. Features Kang Won Rae, one of K-pop’s legends that came out of the Moon Night scene.

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