Podcasts

Ruzich Recaps Laura Bush - Nov 24, 2009

Connie Ruzich summarizes the remarks of Laura Bush at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series. Bush spoke about family, literacy, favorite books, vital volunteer organizations, and her indelible experiences as First Lady.

Ruth Drescher, Holocaust survivor - Nov 20, 2009

Ruth Drescher speaks before a Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic concert commemorating the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht. The concert featured music by Jewish composers that was banned by the Nazi regime.

Laura Bush - Nov 11, 2009

The former First Lady talks with Jim Cunningham about Fred Rogers, children's books, visiting Shanksville, life in the White House, appearing with Jenna on the Leno show, libraries, teachers, her husband's activities, and the arts.

Chee-Yun - Nov 6, 2009

South Korean violinist Chee-Yun talks about working with conductor Marek Janowski, the special qualities of the Mendelssohn E Minor concerto, and about her recent guest appearance on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Oct 30, 2009

The French piano soloist talks about the concertos of Saint-Saens, buying his trademark red socks at the Vatican, and his interest in jazz pianist Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, jazz clubs, Parisian restaurants, and Gershwin. He also mentions future Khatchaturian and Liszt projects.

Marek Janowski - Oct 29, 2009

Janowski talks about Halloween, Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, his recordings "in concert" with the Pittsburgh Symphony for the Pentatone label at Heinz Hall, Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto #2, and the future of the arts in Germany at a time of financial crisis.

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