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Go For A Run In Canton
A WKSU Pre-sale for the Trey Anastasio Band
Scarlet, Gray, and Green in Wooster
Find the Perfect Book in Akron
Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet
Longtime Puzzler To Certified Wordsmith, In One Fortunate Spin
A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World
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Every now and then, WKSU is able to offer listeners a chance to download passes to preview movie screenings. The passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This week, go to WKSU.org/events to find download information for a screening of The Railway Man starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth at the Cedar Lee on Tuesday, April 22.
 
This Issue's Features


 Go For A Run In Canton

Running has always been part of football, now the Pro Football Hall of Fame is inviting the public to run in the inaugural PFHOF Marathon and Half Marathon. On Sunday, April 27, at 7 a.m. runners will start off from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, finishing 26.2 (or 13.1) miles later in Fawcett Stadium. The race will travel through the city of Canton, past encouraging crowds and bands. Race registration closes on April 23.

The day before the Marathon, the Hall of Fame will be host to a race expo on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendors will be set up throughout the Hall, welcoming runners and their guests as they learn more about the history of Pro Football on their way to pick up their Marathon T-shirt and race bib. Say hello to WKSU at the expo! Find out more about the expo and Marathon at www.hofmarathon.com.


 A WKSU Pre-sale for the Trey Anastasio Band

One of the founding members of Phish, Trey Anastasio makes a brief visit to Ohio with his touring band on his way to the summer festival circuit. The Trey Anastasio Band takes the stage at the Cleveland House of Blues on May 23. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, April 24, but WKSU listeners can purchase seats early. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, use the code WKSU to buy your tickets to see the Trey Anastasio Band in Cleveland next month.

Live Nation presents the Trey Anastasio Band at the Cleveland House of Blues on May 23. Click this link during the presale hours to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster for this event (look for the OFFER CODE area).


 Scarlet, Gray, and Green in Wooster

On Tuesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., visit Fisher Auditorium at The Ohio State University-OARDC in Wooster for the Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair. Celebrate Earth Day with a keynote address from Brandon Miller, Solar Project Manager for Caron Vision, recycling demonstrations, food vendors, student displays, and green exhibits. Visit www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/ for details.


 Find the Perfect Book in Akron

It will be a delight for readers as the 33rd Annual NOBS Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair returns to the John S. Knight Center in Akron on Friday, April 18 (3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) and Saturday, April 19 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Forty dealers are scheduled to offer selections including old, rare, and collectible books; first editions and literature; children’s and illustrated books; science fiction and mysteries; cookbooks and craft books; Civil War, aviation and travel books and ephemera; and much more.

On Friday night, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jim Best and Tess Kindig will talk about “The Lure of Paper Ephemera.” On Saturday (11 a.m.- noon), Les Roberts, author of the Milan Jacovich mystery series, will speak. Also on Saturday from 1-2 p.m., Paul Huff will present “Lost in the Footnotes, On the Trail of Col. Conger,” combining his interests in military and local history. See the complete schedule at nobs.nobsweb.org/.


 
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 Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Remember the fat-free boom that swept the country in the 1990s? By the mid-'90s, there were already signs that the high-carb, low-fat approach might not lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes. Now, nearly two decades later, a more complicated picture has emerged of how fats and carbohydrates contribute to heart disease.


 Longtime Puzzler To Certified Wordsmith, In One Fortunate Spin

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers. Autumn Erhard tells the story of how choosing one extra letter led her to be the second million-dollar winner on Wheel of Fortune.


 A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

Conducting Gustav Mahler's First Symphony is an exhilarating and demanding task. Although it's one of his shortest symphonies (at about 55 minutes), it is an epic journey that requires countless hours of analysis and examination of the score.


 
 
Program Notes
 
 This American Life

Saturdays at 1 p.m. April 19: No Coincidence, No Story. TAL asked listeners to send their best coincidence stories, and they got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones, they decided to make a whole show about them -- from a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall.

 Radiolab

Saturdays at 4 p.m. April 19: Race. When the human genome was first fully mapped in 2000, Bill Clinton, Craig Venter, and Francis Collins took the stage and pronounced that "The concept of race has no genetic or scientific basis." Our genes are nearly all the same, but that hasn't made race meaningless, or wiped out our evolving conversation about it.

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. April 19: (repeated April 20 at 10 a.m.) A spring rebroadcast of a show originally from April 2011 at The Town Hall in New York City. The Assad Brothers play "Palhaço," Robin and Linda Williams join Garrison for a Hazel Dickens tribute, The DiGiallonardo Sisters sing "Somewhere Out There," and a host of special guests help us celebrate Shakespeare. In Lake Wobegon, Pastor Liz organizes an outdoor procession to celebrate Holy Week.

 Krista Tippett on Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. April 20: David Isay. StoryCorps founder David Isay on the effect his project has had on him and others. He says that StoryCorps has made him more hopeful and aware of the fact that the world has become focused on what a very few have to say. Human society would benefit by paying attention to a wider spectrum of voices.

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. April 20: This week we're looking at the real world of the chef -- and not just about being in front of a TV camera. To be a chef, you need to be running a kitchen and you need to love to cook. The Spotted Pig's April Bloomfield joins Lynne.

 Snap Judgment

Sundays at 4 p.m. April 20: Choosing Sides. There are some teams that you are just born into. You don't get to decide. It is not up for discussion. Until one day... it is.

 
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 The Power of Love: Passions of Handel and Vivaldi
Apollo's Fire
Thursday, April 24th - Sunday, April 27th

Apollo's Fire presents The Power of Love. Hailed in Europe, Amanda Forsythe is now a star of the international opera world. She returns to Apollo's Fire to present the lovesick pathos and fire of the baroque opera stage. Concertmaster Olivier Brault and cellist René Schiffer set sparks flying in Vivaldi concertos.

Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., Fairlawn Lutheran Church (WKSU Member Discount); Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights; Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m., Rocky River Presbyterian Church, (216) 320-0012

 Tuesday Musical Presents Susan Graham
Tuesday Musical
Monday, April 21st

One of the world’s foremost stars of opera and recital and dubbed “America’s favorite mezzo” by Gramophone magazine, Susan Graham consistently captivates audiences. She is a celebrated expert in French music and a leading lady in opera roles around the world. Talented pianist, Bradley Moore, will be joining Graham on stage for the recital.

*Rescheduled Date* - Monday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., E. J. Thomas Hall, The University of Akron, Akron, (330) 972-7570

 The Planets: An HD Odyssey
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 26th

Created by Houston Symphony in cooperation with NASA, this stunning production features photographs from rovers and satellites, radar images and computer-generated graphics all combined to give the audience the impression of circling individual planets - combined with a stirring performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets. Come early and enjoy the space exploration exhibit in the lobby.

Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m., Umstattd Hall, Canton, (330) 452-2094

 Music of Michael Sachs
Music From the Western Reserve
Sunday, April 27th

Music from The Western Reserve's distinguished music series continues its 31st season with Michael Sachs, trumpet. Principal trumpet with The Cleveland Orchestra since 1988, Michael Sachs has been praised by critics for his “spectacular chops,” and “radiant tone,” and is recognized internationally as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher, author, and clinician.

Sunday, April 27 at 5 p.m., Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson, (330) 840-8429

 Cleveland Chamber Music Society Presents Eighth Blackbird
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
Tuesday, April 29th

The Cleveland Chamber Music Society presents Eighth Blackbird. Combining the finesse of a string quartet, Eighth Blackbird blends the energy of a rock band and the energy of a storefront theater company. The Chicago-based, three-time Grammy-winning musicians move audiences across the country and around the world.

Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland, (216) 687-5018

 Kent State Presidential Speaker Series Presents Ken Burns
Kent State University
Tuesday, April 22nd

Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns comes to Kent State University as part of the Presidential Speaker Series to present "Sharing the American Experience." Burns has worked on several top-rated PBS series, including "The Civil War, "Baseball," "The Dust Bowl" and "The Central Park Five."

Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m., the MAC Center, Kent State University, (330) 672-2216

 Akron Symphony Presents the Music of John Denver
Akron Symphony
Friday, April 25th

The Akron Symphony Orchestra with Jim Curry and his band perform some of the greatest hits by one of the most popular recording artists of the 1970s, country-folk singer songwriter John Denver, featuring original charts created for orchestra.

Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, The University of Akron, (330) 972-7570.

 Spanning the Spectrum: A Unique Musical Odyssey
Summit Choral Society
Saturday, April 26th

Join the Summit Choral Society in celebrating a unique musical odyssey spanning a wide musical spectrum. Featuring Karl Jenkins' musical masterpiece, A Mass for Peace, commemorate the events of May 4, 1970 with special speaker, KSU Professor Emeritus Jerry Lewis. Bluegrass band Honeytown performs with the chorus in the concert's second half.

Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m., Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, (330) 253-2488

 
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