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Introducing 'Elevations'
Extended Coverage of the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump
Benjamin Zander from the Akron Roundtable
Meet WKSU Membership Director Lindsay Kuntzman
Enter NPR's Tiny Desk Contest
A New Type Of Food Pantry Is Sprouting In Yards Across America
Pope Francis Reiterates Support For Public Breast-Feeding
After 20 Years, Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms
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This Issue's Features


 Introducing 'Elevations'

This Saturday (1/21) at 7 a.m., WKSU and Kent State University join forces on a new project hosted by Dr. Amy Reynolds, dean of the College of Communication and Information. The weekly segment titled Elevations includes interviews with Kent State faculty, staff, students and alumni, bringing new perspective to the university’s distinctions in science, technology, education and the arts.

The first five interviews will feature undergraduate student and Summer Undergraduate Research Experience participant Angela Deibel, Psychological Sciences Professor John Gunstad, Dean of University College Eboni Pringle, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative Director Terry Schwartz, and University President Beverly Warren.

See more about Elevations online HERE at www.kent.edu/elevations.


 Extended Coverage of the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

This Friday beginning at 10 a.m., NPR hosts Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will co-host special coverage of Donald Trump's Inauguration from the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, overlooking the presidential platform. The program will feature the swearing in of the President and Vice President, speeches, newsmaker interviews, live reports from around the Capitol and the National Mall, and analysis from NPR’s Political Team.

At 2 p.m., Here & Now hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson will continue NPR’s Special Coverage from NPR HQ in Washington, D.C. The program will feature speeches from the Inaugural Luncheon in the Capitol as well as live reports from the Inaugural Parade. NPR's special Inauguration is anticipated to end at 4 p.m.


 Benjamin Zander from the Akron Roundtable

Listen to WKSU on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. [NOTE: earlier time] for an Akron Roundtable address featuring Benjamin Zander, conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The topic of his talk is "Living in Possibility - a rigorous discipline," inspired by his best-selling book, The Art of Possibility.

Learn more about the Akron Roundtable HERE at www.akronroundtable.org. Hear Maestro Zander lead the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's 9th this Saturday at E.J. Thomas Hall (details HERE).


 Meet WKSU Membership Director Lindsay Kuntzman

WKSU welcomes Lindsay Kuntzman to the team as the new Membership Director. She comes from Kent State University's School of Communication Studies, where she served as the Marketing and Public Relations Communication Specialist.

At WKSU, Lindsay manages the Membership Department, working to develop strategies and tactics to grow the donor base and maintain relationships with WKSU members. Since starting her job at the station in November, Lindsay has been surprised by the sheer amount of manpower that goes into running the station and impressed by each employee's strong work ethic. She hopes this year to educate more listeners about the many opportunities to support WKSU.


 Enter NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians all over the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The winner will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S. tour that includes appearances at NPR Music events.

This year's judging panel includes public radio tastemakers - WXPN's Talia Schlanger, WFUV's Rita Houston and KEXP's Stas THEE Boss - alongside NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, plus favorite Tiny Desk alumni Miguel, Anthony Hamilton, Ben Hopkins of PWR BTTM, Trey Anastasio and BANKS.

The deadline for entry is January 29 and a winner will be announced in early March. Find out more on the NPR Music page HERE.


 
NPR Notes
 
 A New Type Of Food Pantry Is Sprouting In Yards Across America

Maggie Ballard of Wichita, Kan., calls hers a "blessing box." The miniature pantries provide neighborhoods an easy way to help those in need with food and personal care items.


 Pope Francis Reiterates Support For Public Breast-Feeding

For the second year in a row, the pontiff encouraged dozens of women to let their infants latch in the Sistine Chapel as they awaited baptism. It's not a stance all Catholics have been comfortable with.


 After 20 Years, Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms

"Walking into court for my very last time as a foster youth, I feel like I'm getting a divorce. I'm losing guaranteed stipends for food and housing, as well as access to my social workers and my lawyer. But on the other hand, I'm relieved to finally get away from a system that ultimately failed me on its biggest promise. That one day it would find me a family who would love me."


 
 
Program Notes
 
 This American Life

Saturdays at 12 p.m. Jan. 21: The Revolution Starts At Noon. Some people are super-stoked for the political changes that are coming. Hear from them. And others.

 Snap Judgment

Saturdays at 2 p.m. Jan. 21: Man on a Mission. You see them. Maybe in the office or on the street walking straight ahead, purposeful, because they've got a plan. Lead, follow or get out of the way.

 Radiolab

Saturdays at 3 p.m. Jan. 21: DIY. Two stories of humans DIY-ing answers to seemingly unsolvable problems. First, a homemade brain-stimulator that may unlock hidden potential. Then, the story of a family that finds an unlikely way to access their silent son's world.

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. Jan. 21: (vintage show Jan. 22 at 10 a.m.) A live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, with special guests Ryan Adams, Kacey Musgraves, and Kevin Nealon. Plus: a new Song of the Week from Chris Thile and the band

 On Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. Jan. 22: Eula Biss. The writer Eula Biss has been thinking and writing about being white and raising white children in a multi-racial world for a long time. She helpfully opens up words and ideas like "complacence," "guilt," and something related to privilege called "opportunity hoarding."

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. Jan. 22: This week, a look at some newly defined Laws of Cooking, with Justin Warner - consider "The Law of Peanut Butter and Jelly," "The Law of Cheese Fries" and "The Law of Gin and Tonic." Plus, recently-discovered culinary tricks from America's Test Kitchen.

 
 Don’t see your favorite program listed here? To view a complete lineup, visit the WKSU Programs page.
 
 
 
Arts On-line
 
 DANCECleveland presents Dance Theatre of Harlem
DANCECleveland
Saturday, January 21st

The January performances in Cleveland will include several works including a new piece of repertoire by Cleveland native and renowned modern dance choreographer, Dianne McIntyre that will carry a message of empowerment and beauty through the movement of contemporary ballet that can be enjoyed by audience members of all ages!

Saturday, January 21, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; PlayhouseSquare, Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, 216-241-6000

 Coach House Theatre presents 'The Mousetrap'
Coach House Theatre
Thursday, January 26th - Sunday, February 19th

In this classic thriller by Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime, a group of strangers is stranded in a newly-opened boarding house during a snowstorm, and one of them is a murderer.

January 26 - February 19; Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm.; Coach House Theatre, Akron, 888-71-TICKETS

 Canton Symphony Orchestra presents 'A Night in Vienna'
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, January 28th

From waltzes to polkas this concert is sure to impress. This concert will feature many works by Johann Strauss Sr. & Jr. and Josef Strauss including Thunder and Lightning, the Jockey Polka, the Pleasure Train Polka and Emperor Waltzes. Also included on the program is Suppé’s Pique Dame and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony.

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 8:00pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Canton, (330) 452-2094

 Magical Theatre Company presents 'The Diary of Anne Frank
Magical Theatre Company
Friday, January 27th - Sunday, January 29th

The memoirs of this sparkling and straightforward Jewish girl, forced to hide for two years to escape Nazi persecution, are a personal embodiment of the darkest periods of our human history. Anne's luminous spirit and uplifting story continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary was first published.

January 27-29, See event details for times. 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, 330-848-3708

 Cleveland Pops presents 'Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!'
Cleveland POPS Orchestra
Saturday, January 21st

Featuring the talents of songstress Joan Ellison (the songs of Judy Garland), along with members of the Cleveland POPS Chorus and dancers from the acclaimed NEOS Dance Theatre. You’ll be singing and dancing to this evening of American standards that defined the golden era of movie musicals.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm; Severance Hall, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-765-7677

 Weathervane Playhouse presents: 'A Kid Like Jake'
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Thursday, January 12th - Sunday, January 22nd

On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan's most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake's behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern.

Jan. 12 - 22, Weathervane Playhouse, Akron, 330-836-3636

 Wooster Chamber Music Series presents Trio Solisti
Wooster Chamber Music Series
Sunday, January 29th

Trio Solisti has forged a reputation as “the most exciting piano trio in America” (The New Yorker).

Sunday, January 29th at 3pm, Gault Recital Hall, The College of Wooster, 330-263-2115

 Tuesday Musical present Imani Winds
Tuesday Musical
Wednesday, January 25th

Hailed by the Washington Post as 'exuding a sultry sophistication during performances,' Imani Winds is pushing classical music across borders. Imani will perform works by Elliott Carter, Paquito D’Rivera, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Simon Shaheen and their own Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.; E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, (330) 761-3460

 
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