Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin on Classic 102.1

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.

Throughout this journey, Bill McGlaughlin guides the listener deep into the music with care and enthusiasm by giving historical context, illustrations at the piano and providing a special insight that only a top-notch musician, conductor, broadcaster, and composer could. Whether 90 or 9, professional musician or simply a music lover, Bill McGlaughlin truly makes exploring music fun.

2:52pm

Mon July 18, 2011
All Politics are Local

GOP Losing Debt Ceiling Debate

new CBS News poll shows average Americans aren’t pleased with anyone involved in the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington, but congressional Republicans are taking the brunt of the blame. The survey shows 71 percent disapprove of the GOP’s handling of the talks while 58 percent blame Democrats and 48 percent point the finger at President Barack Obama. Though the president received the lowest disapproval ratings, Mr. Obama’s negatives are still higher than his approval ratings on the matter.

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Concierto on Classic 102.1

Concierto is a weekly program of classical music presented in Spanish and English. The program features classical music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians. You can find weekly playlists at concierto.org

Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Classic 102.1

The CSO is a musical force in Chicago and around the world. More than 150 performances and events a year. 109 talented musicians. Internationally renowned conductors. Two award-winning composers-in- residence.

The CSO Radio Broadcast Series brings unparalleled live performances and outstanding commercial recordings to over 400,000 listeners every week.

2:48pm

Mon July 18, 2011
All Politics are Local

Start of Redistricting Debated by Lawmakers

Members of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Task Force on Elections are at odds over when to begin redrawing legislative districts based on the 2010 Census. It could either be done during a special session this year or during the regular session which begins in January. “It can be done relatively easy in about a five day session if everybody comes prepared with their plans, vote them up or vote them down, amend them if we have to. I truly believe we ought to have one probably in September or October,” says Senator Walter Blevins, an eastern Kentucky Democrat.

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2:48pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

'News Of The World' Whistleblower Found Dead

Police told Britain's Press Association news agency that a former News of the World show biz reporter, who was the first named whistleblower in the hacking scandal that has roiled Britain, was found dead today.

The Guardian, which first reported the story, writes Sean Hoare was found dead at his Waterford home and police do not think the death is suspicious. The paper quotes a police statement:

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2:40pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Researchers Say They've Been Able To 'Cloak' Time

"Harry Potter" is able to hide himself. Cornell researchers say they've been able to hide time.
Jaap Buitendijk for Warner Bros.

This news has a little bit of a Harry Potter feel to it. A touch of Back to the Future. Maybe some Doctor Who too.

Researchers at Cornell University, as MIT's Technology Review reports, "have designed and built a cloak that hides events in time."

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2:36pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The End Of The Space Shuttle Era

Space Station Ramps Up As Shuttle Winds Down

The International Space Station, seen on Nov. 25, 2009, after space shuttle Atlantis undocked. Despite an end to the space shuttle program, scientific work is just getting into full gear.
NASA

Imagine you own a small factory, and you learn that your main supplier is going out of business. What do you do? You put on a brave face for employees and investors, and scramble to find alternatives.

That's pretty much where managers of the International Space Station find themselves.

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1:51pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The Commonwealth

Dangerously High Heat Invades State

Kentucky will be plagued with hot and humid weather from Tuesday through Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The combination of hot temperatures mixed with high humidity levels will produce dangerously high heat indices. Areas west of Interstate 65 will potentially see a heat index of 110 by midweek. Areas along Interstate 75 will generally see slightly lower temperatures and humidity, the NWS said.

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