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Eric Deggans Comes to Northeast Ohio to Talk TV
Cleveland Orchestra Offers WKSU Half-Price Nights at Blossom
For the NBA, Corporate And Public Dollars Are Necessary Evils
Add WKSU to Your Echo Flashbriefing
What Ants Can Teach Us About the Effects of Climate Change
The Daredevils Without Landlines - And Why Health Experts Are Tracking Them
Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'
Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'
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This Issue's Features

 Eric Deggans Comes to Northeast Ohio to Talk TV

WKSU presents: The Future of Television, Media and Journalism, with NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights. General admission tickets can be purchased now at HERE for $15.

Some have declared this era of quality TV a new "Golden Age of Television." From so-called Prestige TV programming on cable to an ever-expanding array of apps and online subscription services, viewers have never had so much access to a range of media options. What does this choice mean to legacy broadcast networks? Do cable news channels built around a single worldview damage journalism? And, what about the cord-cutters? Join Eric Deggans for a lively discussion on TV in today’s Platinum Age! Find out more at HERE.

 Cleveland Orchestra Offers WKSU Half-Price Nights at Blossom

The Cleveland Orchestra invites WKSU members to purchase half-priced tickets for four specially selected concerts during the 2017 Blossom Music Festival. Members will be sent an official form from WKSU by email or postal mail that can be presented with a photo ID at the Severance Hall or Blossom box offices to buy up to eight half-priced tickets for the following performances by The Cleveland Orchestra (this cannot be combined with other offers):

Symphonie Fantastique - Saturday, July 8 at 8 PM
Beethoven's Seventh - Saturday, July 15 at 8 PM
Romantic Rachmaninoff - Saturday, July 29 at 8 PM
Bolero! - Saturday, August 19 at 8 PM

Find more information at HERE.

 For the NBA, Corporate And Public Dollars Are Necessary Evils

While the Cavs work to defend their NBA title, the team has been making big money moves off the court. The Cavs recently got a commitment for $140 million in public funding for renovations to Quicken Loans Arena. This week, the team announced a partnership with Akron-based Goodyear Tire and Rubber for its signature wingfoot logo to appear on jerseys next season.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto explains why both of these moves have been controversial but necessary. Listen to Terry's commentary at HERE.

 Add WKSU to Your Echo Flashbriefing

If you own an Amazon Echo, you may already be using it to listen to all of WKSU's content streams by asking Alexa to play WKSU, Folk Alley or WKSU HD-3 (for classical music).

Now, you can hear the latest from WKSU News by adding WKSU to your Flashbriefing. Say: Alexa, enable WKSU Newscast Skill, and you will be able to hear recent newscasts from the WKSU newsroom when it is convenient for you. Learn more about Amazon Echo HERE.

 What Ants Can Teach Us About the Effects of Climate Change

Scientists are devising new ways to predict the effects that climate change will have on the earth. Rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patterns are some of the large- scale outcomes, but in this week's Exploradio, Jeff St. Clair looks at how climate change is playing out on a much smaller scale.

Adapting to city life is a good model for climate change, but researcher Sarah Diamond and other scientists are also studying what a warming earth will mean to ants and other animals in the wild. Hear Jeff's complete report at HERE.

NPR Notes
 The Daredevils Without Landlines - And Why Health Experts Are Tracking Them

The Centers for Disease Control realized 14 years ago it had to account for cell-phone-only households to keep its health surveys accurate. But when it isolated that group it found higher use of alcohol and tobacco, less health insurance, and other risky behaviors - even when income and age are considered.

 Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

Min Kym had found her perfect partner in a 1696 Stradivarius - until it was snatched in a London cafe. She comes to terms with the loss in her new memoir, Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung.

 Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

Grocery stores in America have changed from neighborhood corner markets to multimillion-dollar chains that sell convenience - along with thousands of products - to satisfy the demand of the country's hungry consumers. What caused this transformation? And what will our grocery stores be like in the future?

Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman examines this phenomenon through the story of local grocery chain Heinen's in his new book, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America.

Program Notes
 This American Life

Saturdays at 12 p.m. May 20: Fermi's Paradox. If there is life elsewhere in the universe, why haven't we heard from the extraterrestrials yet? And given that there is no sign of them, does that mean we are all alone?

 The Moth Radio Hour

Saturdays at 1 p.m. May 20 Explorers, Organizers, Interrogations. A man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Union.


Saturdays at 3 p.m. May 20: In Defense of. When Frank Armani learned his client’s most gruesome secrets, he made a morally startling decision that stunned the world and goes to the heart of what it means to be a defense attorney - how far should lawyers go to provide the best defense to the worst people?

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. May 20: (vintage show May 21 at 10 a.m.) Another new live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, with guests Jim James, Aimee Mann, and Hari Kondabolu.

 On Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. May 21: Lyndsey Stonebridge on Hannah Arendt. Exploring the present-day resonance of the 20th Century thinker Hannah Arendt. Arendt famously coined the phrase "the banality of evil" and wrote towering works like The Origins of Totalitarianism.

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. May 21: African food authority Jessica Harris talks about her early years spent in the company of literary and artistic giants – people like James Baldwin, Nina Simone and Toni Morrison - and chef Dale Talde makes the pinnacle fried rice on another edition of Key 3.

 Don’t see your favorite program listed here? To view a complete lineup, visit the WKSU Programs page.
Arts On-line
 Brick Street Art & Jazz Fest
Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, May 20th

The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce presents a full day of jazz, food, and interactive arts activities for all ages!

May 20th, 10am to 7pm; North Market Street, Minerva, Ohio; 330-868-7979

 Cleveland Museum of Art presents 'Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s'
Cleveland Museum of Art
Sunday, April 30th - Sunday, August 6th

One of the most acclaimed artists working today, Alex Katz surprised the American art world during the 1950s with his refreshingly innovative approaches to painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. The first museum survey of these pathbreaking works showcases more than 70 key works.

April 30th - August 6th; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; 216-421-7350

 Coach House Theatre present 'Ripcord'
Coach House Theatre
Tuesday, May 30th

This comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire is part of Coach House's ELDER THEATRE SERIES, readers' theatre plays celebrating the wit and wisdom of theatre's seniors. FREE to the public. *Reservations are required, as seating is limited!

May 30th at 7pm; Coach House Theater, Akron; 1-888-71-TICKETS

 Cleveland Orchestra's Movie Night: 'West Side Story'
Cleveland Orchestra
Thursday, June 1st - Sunday, June 4th

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic film, as The Cleveland Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live while the re-mastered film is shown in hi-­def on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog.

June 1st - 4th, see event for details; Severance Hall, Cleveland; 216-231-1111

 Canton Museum of Art presents 'Avatars: Relics from the Future'
Canton Museum of Art
Saturday, April 29th - Sunday, July 23rd

AVATARS: Relics from the Future will take audiences on an artistic excavation of mighty entities such as mummies and totems extracted from the innovative ceramic studio of Gary Spinosa.

April 29th – July 23rd; Canton Museum of Art, Canton; 330-453-7666

 'The Phat Pack' Broadway At Its Best
Stocker Arts Center
Wednesday, May 24th

This show is jam-packed with great music - Broadway, American Standards, Las Vegas favorites, some hilarious new original songs along with music from their signature roles as the singers share stories of their lives and careers.

May 24th at 7:30pm; Hoke Theater, LCCC, Elyria; 440-428-7092

 Cleveland Pops presents 'An American Salute'
Cleveland POPS Orchestra
Friday, May 19th

The 16th celebration of The POPS' annual patriotic classic. Be prepared for the best of military-inspired music and pageantry, magnificently expressed by Cleveland POPS Orchestra, Chorus, Mutual Gifts Gospel Choir, and featuring the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band.

Friday, May 19th at 8pm; Severance Hall, Cleveland; 216-231-1111

 Stan Hywet Plant Sale
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Friday, May 19th - Sunday, May 21st

Purchase the healthiest plants and baskets for your own Great Garden, while supporting the Estate. You'll find beautiful annuals, succulents, tropical plants and even perennials grown from the Great Garden.

May 20th - 21st (Members' preview May 19th); Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron; 330-836-5533

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