Called the "Mark Twain of our times,” Garrison Keillor is the voice of enlightenment, reason and gentle humor as a writer and host of A Prairie Home Companion. The most recent of his 13 books, Liberty, was released in Septermber, 2008. He talked by phone with QED's Jim Cunningham.
Bells of Allegheny County have been recorded for the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass CD "Songs of Christmas," including the bells at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Ringing Master Don Morrison reveals the arcane art of change ringing.
Dear 'Curious in the Cultural District.' You asked whether or not you'd enjoy "The Lady With All the Answers" starring Helena Ruoti at the Public. My advice is to listen to this podcast.
Baroque flutist and CMU faculty member Stephen Schultz talks about his new CD of concertos by Boismortier, and his November 23 concert with Carnegie Mellon Baroque.
Actress Virginia Madsen, an Oscar nominee for her role as Maya in the 2004 film "Sideways," at WQED to conclude her "Freedom of Expression Through Film" campaign, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Pianist Jonathan Biss talks about performing Mozart's Piano Concerto #22, which he recently recorded with the conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.