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Working Together for Great Radio
Hometown Ghosts in Northeast Ohio
Hear Dr. Beverly Warren from the Akron Roundtable
A Fleetwood Mac Presale
Download a Pass for 'Birdman'
Request Passes for 'Frankenstein'
Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks
'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America
The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius
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This Issue's Features

 Working Together for Great Radio

This is the time of year that public radio stations, including WKSU, take a few days away from their usual programming to ask those who listen to make a contribution. There is often humor around the idea of pledging (see this great video from the folks at Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!), but it's very serious business for WKSU. More than 75% of the station's operating budget comes from community partners and listeners.

Please make your pledge today! Call (330) 672-2132, or go online to WKSU.org and contribute at a level that you find comfortable. Anyone donating $60 or more annually is an official WKSU member and will receive a member card good for discounts at arts and cultural organizations throughout the region. At the $1000 annual level, become a member of the Leadership Circle. Ask the volunteer when you call for details.

Special thank you items offered in the Fall Membership Drive include a WKSU aluminum bottle opener (for your craft beers), a long sleeved t-shirt (for chilly days) or a WKSU mid-weight jacket (for brisk autumn nights). Visit WKSU.org to see pictures and to make your pledge.

 Hometown Ghosts in Northeast Ohio

According to a new book, one of the most haunted places in America is in Northeast Ohio. Author Theresa Argie has dedicated her life to channeling the spirits that she says haunt Willoughby Coal and Supply. Her book, America's Most Haunted: The Secrets of Famous Paranormal Places, is bringing a lot of attention to the business. WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz visited Willoughby in search of apparitions and to learn how a spirit presence can be a good thing. Listen to her complete story at WKSU.org.

 Hear Dr. Beverly Warren from the Akron Roundtable

Join WKSU on Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. for a broadcast of October's Akron Roundtable address from Quaker Station at Quaker Square Inn. Following an unexpected crisis on campus, Dr. Beverly Warren - Kent State University's 12th president - spoke to the Akron Roundtable audience about running one of the state's largest university systems.

WKSU's broadcast of the Akron Roundtable is made possible through support of Cascade Audi. More information is available at AkronRoundtable.org.

 A Fleetwood Mac Presale

Rock legend Fleetwood Mac is responsible for the second best-selling album of all-time. A new generation of fans are discovering iconic songs like "Over My Head," "Go Your Own Way," "Tusk," "Leather and Lace," and numerous other chart toppers. For this landmark event, Christine McVie joins Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks for the first time in 16 years.

Fleetwood Mac: On with the Show comes to Quicken Loans Arena on Feb. 18 as part of the band's North American tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 20, but WKSU listeners can purchase seats early. Now through 10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, use the code WKSU to buy your tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at the "Q."

Live Nation presents Fleetwood Mac at Quicken Loans Arena on Feb. 18. Click this link during the presale hours to purchase tickets for this event (look for the PRESALE area).

 Download a Pass for 'Birdman'

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Birdman also stars Naomi Watts, Emma Stone and Zach Galifianakis.

Go to www.foxsearchlightscreenings.com/BIRDMANWKSU and click on the bar to download a pass for two for a special preview screening of Birdman on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Lee in Cleveland Heights. The screening's code is BIRDMANWKSU. Please arrive early! Seats are limited and having a pass does not guarantee admission.

 Request Passes for 'Frankenstein'

National Theatre Live's thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating roles as Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his creation - on Monday, Oct. 27 (Cumberbatch as the creature) and Wednesday, Oct. 29 (Miller as the creature), both at 7 p.m.

To request two passes to The National Theatre's Frankenstein on Oct. 27 or Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., send an email with your name and mailing address to letters@wksu.org with "FRANKENSTEIN" in the subject line. Please request a specific theatre and day preference - and make sure you include your mailing address in your email! We will fulfill requests on a first-come, first-served basis: Montrose Movies, Severance Stadium 14, Hudson Cinema, Cinemark in Macedonia, Cinemark Ontario near Mansfield, Cinemark Tinseltown in North Canton, Cinemark in Sandusky, Southpark Mall in Strongsville, Crocker Park in Westlake, Cinemark at Valley View. Because passes will be mailed, all requests must be made before noon on Oct. 22.

NPR Notes
 Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

The classic slogan for Firestone tires was "where the rubber meets the road." When it comes to Ebola, the rubber met the road at the Firestone rubber plantation in Harbel, Liberia. Firestone detected its first Ebola case on March 30, when an employee's wife arrived from northern Liberia. Since then Firestone has done a remarkable job of keeping the virus at bay.

 'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

Loss of self. Loss of family. Loss of community. Loss of the ability to answer honestly the question black people have been asking each other since before Emancipation: "Who are your people?" Allyson Hobbs began writing about passing for her doctoral dissertation, and was encouraged to turn it into a book. The dissertation became A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in America. It's a history of passing told through the lens of personal stories.

 The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius

Stradivarius violins are so important that they come with their own biographies. Several hundred of them survive today, and they're so prized, you can trace their lineages through the musicians who played them over the centuries. The instruments have been valued at prices ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to several million. That kind of money attracts a lot of nonmusicians, like investors — and thieves.

Program Notes
 This American Life

Saturdays at 1 p.m. Oct. 18: Is This Working? Stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. For teachers, it's not clear how to get the kids to behave. There's no general agreement about what to do... and evidence that some popular punishments actually may harm kids.


Saturdays at 4 p.m. Oct. 18: Limits. A journey to the edge of human limits. How much can you jam into a human brain? How far can you push yourself past feelings of exhaustion? And, can robots be forging beyond the limits of human understanding?

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. Oct. 18: (repeated Oct. 5 at 10 a.m.) Revisit the very special three-day 40th Anniversary Celebration for A Prairie Home Companion that took place at Macalester College in Minnesota on July 4-6, 2014. Hear segments from the three-hour broadcast and previously unaired performances.

 Krista Tippett On Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. Oct. 19: Scott Atran. Scott Atran studies why some young people turn towards terrorism and others turn away. He suggests that we are living in a time when a few people without real means are causing fear in society and blocking real political change.

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. Oct. 19: This week, meet Chef Cal Peternell and learn about his book, 12 Recipes, a philosophical guide to cooking, written after his son left for college and Cal realized that he'd never taught him to cook.

 Snap Judgment

Sundays at 4 p.m. Oct. 19: Presto! White gloves, top hat, magic wand, but when they open the door to the lion's cage... you better hope you remember the magic words. Watch as the Snap Judgment team pulls a rabbit out of its hat.

 Don’t see your favorite program listed here? To view a complete lineup, visit the WKSU Programs page.
Arts On-line
Mansfield Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, October 18th

Rimsky-Korsakov's classic Scheherazade is both exotic and seductive, weaving the tale of Arabian Nights. Escape the mundane as the symphony takes you on a magic carpet ride to another world.

Oct. 18 at 8 p.m., The Renaissance Theatre, 138 Park Ave. West, Mansfield, (419) 522-2726

 An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Stocker Arts Center
Friday, October 24th

Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz. Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films, including the iconic films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. Since her debut jazz album dropped in April 2013, Ringwald and her band have performed over 140 concerts in four countries.

Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., Stocker Arts Center, 1005 N Abbe Rd, Elyria, (440) 366-4040

 Cirque de la Symphonie
Akron Symphony
Saturday, October 18th

Cirque meets Symphony as jugglers, contortionists and strongmen perform to music of Bizet, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky. Acrobats and aerialists soar overhead while the Symphony provides plenty of musical suspense below.

Oct. 18 at 8 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., The University of Akron, Akron, (330) 972-7570 **WKSU Member Discount**

 Singers Companye
Fairlawn Lutheran Church Parish Arts
Sunday, October 19th

Singers Companye programs are not what you might expect from a choir. They view concerts as sound mosaics. Hear a luminous motet from 16th-century Italy woven into a collage of spirituals, Romantic art songs, or poignant popular ballads.

Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m., Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 West Market, Akron, (330) 836-7286

 Belcea Quartet
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
Tuesday, October 21st

The Belcea Quartet's open-minded approach to music invariably enables it to find its own unique, elegant and refined interpretations of the main string quartet repertoire - performing regularly to great acclaim in concert halls across the world: among them the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights Belcea Quartet

 Primate Conservation in a Rapidly Changing World: Perspectives from the Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, October 24th

Dr. Karen B. Strier will trace the behavioral, ecological and demographic changes over her 31-year study of a growing population of one of the world's most critically endangered primates, the northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) of Brazil. Changes in the muriquis' behavior appear to have buffered them from fluctuating ecological and demographic conditions, and provide clues into what we can do to ensure their survival.

Friday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m., Murch Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle, (216) 231-1177

 Masterworks Chorale presents Brahms Requiem
Summit Choral Society
Saturday, October 25th

This emotionally charged, undisputed masterpiece of choral music (also called German Requiem) will be performed by the Masterworks Chorale, the flagship ensemble of SCS, along with guest soloists and full orchestra. Even after 150 years, it remains one of the most beloved requiems ever written.

Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, The University of Akron, 198 Hill St, Akron, (330) 434-7464

 Sandusky Concert Association presents Robert Gruca
Sandusky Concert Association
Sunday, October 26th

Guitarist Robert Gruca performs a wide repertoire of solo, chamber, and concerto music. He has played solo concerts across the country, as well as performing with flutist Linda White as the Gruca White Ensemble. He also toured the United States and Europe with the Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Franz Welser-Most.

Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Sandusky, www.sanduskyconcert.com

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