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WKSU Celebrates 65 Years On-air!
Namaste: A past in Bhutan, a future in Akron
Michel Martin Anchors Weekend 'All Things Considered'
Download a Pass for '99 Homes'
Request a Pass to See 'He Named Me Malala'
Don't Toss That Sour Milk! And Other Tips To Cut Kitchen Food Waste
The Bedtime Pass Helps Parents And Kids Skip The Sleep Struggles
'We All Have Something To Say': Shawn Colvin On The Value Of Cover Songs
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This Issue's Features

 WKSU Celebrates 65 Years On-air!

On October 2, 1950, Walton D. Clarke (then director of the radio program at Kent State University) announced, "WKSU now signs on the air," as he threw the switch sending WKSU's signal out over the airwaves for the first time. This year, WKSU celebrates 65 years on-air and looks forward to a new era broadcasting the best in news, information and other public radio programming throughout Northeast Ohio. To mark the anniversary, the station is planning a series of public events throughout the region.

What began with a 10-watt transmitter broadcasting 25 hours of programming each week has grown into a nationally recognized and award-winning radio station covering a quarter of the state of Ohio from five towers and a smaller repeater signal. When online audio became a reality, WKSU was the first public radio station in the country to host live streaming content on its website. The station has been at the forefront of the digital vanguard, sustaining four distinct content streams at WKSU.org and over HD Radio from each of the five repeater stations.

WKSU General Manager Dan Skinner says, "I'm honored to be one of only five people to have managed WKSU – the region's original public radio station. The station has a national reputation for creating great work and looking to the future while respecting the past. We're excited to see what the next 65 years hold for WKSU!"

Learn more about WKSU's 65th birthday celebration at WKSU.org/events.

 Namaste: A past in Bhutan, a future in Akron

Just one Zip code in Akron did not lose population in the 2010 Census and has been growing since: North Hill. The reason is a migration of thousands of refugees from a tiny Himalayan kingdom on the other side of the world.

North Hill - originally settled by Italian immigrants - is now home to an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 Bhutanese refugees, many of whom spent decades in refugee camps in Nepal. Their arrival here in less than a decade has impacted virtually every aspect of life - well beyond the numbers: The economy, education, transportation, the law, healthcare - even gardening and the local and national parks. Much of that has been a boon - many even call it a joy. But as with any human story, it has its struggles as well.

For a week beginning Oct. 5, WKSU is exploring the impact of a migration that many hadn't noticed and yet one that has been called a victory for world refugee resettlement efforts.

 Michel Martin Anchors Weekend 'All Things Considered'

NPR's Michel Martin spent the past year traveling across the country hosting a series of live events. These one of a kind evenings touched on some of the most important issues affecting people's lives. Beginning Oct. 3, she brings her unique brand of journalism back to the studio and to social media, as weekend host for All Things Considered.

All Things Considered's new weekend lineup will reflect the new reality of the weekend. The show also will introduce new segments, to help the audience digest the news in a way that fits with the way they are living on the weekend.

Sunday's program will feature long-form conversations and storytelling around the faith and beliefs that animate people's lives, bringing closure to the prior week and setting a new one in motion. Martin's longtime listeners will recognize signature segments such as 'The Barbershop' roundtable segment and her 'Can I Just Tell You?' commentary. Listen to All Things Considered weekends at 5 p.m. and learn more at NPR.org.

 Download a Pass for '99 Homes'

In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes - gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver the very man who evicted him in the first place. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost - on Carver's orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper into Carver's web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.

WKSU members can go to http://broadgreenscreenings.com/99HomesWKSU to download a pass for two for a special preview screening of 99 Homes on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Cinemark Valley View. Please arrive early! Seats are limited and having a pass does not guarantee admission. @99HomesMovie is also supporting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank! Go to tinyurl.com/99HomesCLE to see how you can help! #99Homes

 Request a Pass to See 'He Named Me Malala'

Targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley, the then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education. The attack sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls' education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

To request two passes to He Named Me Malala at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., send an email with your name and email address to hotpicks@wksu.org with "Malala" in the subject line. Please arrive early! Seats are limited and having a pass does not guarantee admission.

NPR Notes
 Don't Toss That Sour Milk! And Other Tips To Cut Kitchen Food Waste

The typical American family tosses out some $1,500 of food yearly. From smarter fridge packing to sauteing soggy lettuce, a new book is full of tips to rescue edibles from landing in the trash.

 The Bedtime Pass Helps Parents And Kids Skip The Sleep Struggles

Children often don't want to go to sleep, and parents don't like to put them to bed. A simple card makes it much less of a struggle, researchers say, giving everyone in the family some control.

 'We All Have Something To Say': Shawn Colvin On The Value Of Cover Songs

Shawn Colvin is best known for her original songs, but like many musicians, she also likes to reimagine the works of her peers and influences. Back in 1994, she released Cover Girl, with songs by Bob Dylan, The Talking Heads, Tom Waits and others. Learning that material, she says, had a profound effect on her self-confidence as a songwriter.

Twenty-one years later, Colvin has released another collection of revamped favorites, simply called Uncovered. It opens with her version of Bruce Springsteen's "Tougher than the Rest," a song she says she'd have delivered much differently had she attempted it two decades ago.

Program Notes
 This American Life

Saturdays at 12 p.m. Oct. 3: Human Spectacle 2015. Gladiators in the Colosseum. Sideshow performers. Reality television. We've always loved to gawk at the misery or majesty of others. But this week, we ask the question: What's it like when the tables are turned and all eyes are on you?

 Snap Judgment

Saturdays at 2 p.m. Oct. 3: Rose Colored Glasses. You see them going through life happy joyful, delighted - always with a smile on their faces. Are they seeing things the wrong way? Or do they know something you don't?


Saturdays at 3 p.m. Oct. 3: Hello. It's hard to start a conversation with a stranger - especially when that stranger is different. He doesn't share your customs, celebrate your holidays, watch your TV shows, or even speak your language. In this episode, we try to make contact with some of the strangest strangers on our little planet: animals.

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. Oct. 3: (repeated Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.) A live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The California Honeydrops join us to ward off the early autumn chill with fired-up Bay Area jazz and R&B, St. Paul boys The Cactus Blossoms will deliver a few tunes featuring their sharp country harmonies, and Christine DiGiallonardo is on hand to sing duets with the host.

 On Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. Oct. 4: Mary Catherine Bateson - Composing a Life. The wise linguist and anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson explores the matter of life as an improvisational art, at every age. As the daughter of the iconic anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, she's had an ability to move through the world as both an original observer and a joyful participant. She's composed a life that is far more settled but always in dialogue with the memory of her brilliant, globe-trotting, unconventionally-coupled parents.

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. Oct. 4: This week, Chef Mario Batali talks about the key to becoming a good cook. Now, he believes it's all in the farmers; yes, their products, but also their culture of hard work and pride.

 Don’t see your favorite program listed here? To view a complete lineup, visit the WKSU Programs page.
Arts On-line
 Apollo's Fire presents The Splendor of Venice
Apollo's Fire
Thursday, October 15th - Sunday, October 18th

The Concerti for Molti Strumenti ("many instruments") have the grandeur and lilt of Handel's Water Music - complete with horns, oboes and bassoon. AF players take turns in the spotlight for this evening of overflowing virtuosity - with concertos for dueling violins and dueling winds.

Oct. 15, Fairlawn Lutheran Church (WKSU members show can receive $12 off full-price B-level tickets for this performance); Oct. 16 & 17, Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Hts.; Oct. 18, Rocky River Presbyterian Church; 216-320-0012

 Stocker Center presents I Got Uke Babe
Stocker Arts Center
Wednesday, October 14th

The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra has an incredible repertoire of songs from Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," to Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Bach, Queen, Mozart and more. The show is filled with great artistry, humor and audience participation.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, 440-366-4040

 Ingenuity Fest: Transitions
Ingenuity Cleveland
Friday, October 2nd - Sunday, October 4th

Come discover and engage with installations, eat, enjoy musical & new media performances, hang and interact in our villages, shop from local vendors, connect and more at Cleveland's premiere festival of creativity, innovation, art and technology. The festival is free and open to the public.

Oct. 2 - 4, Voinovich Bicentennial Park and Northcoast Harbor, Cleveland, 216-589-9444

 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
Tuesday, October 6th

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble is drawn from the principal players of the orchestra and was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works – from quintets to octets – with players who customarily work together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights, 216-291-2777

 Wooster Chamber Music presents the Emerson Quartet
Wooster Chamber Music Series
Sunday, October 4th

The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements spanning three decades: more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, and the coveted Avery Fisher Award.

Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m., Gault Recital Hall, The College of Wooster, 330-263-2115

 Actors' Summit presents 'Quilters'
Actors' Summit Theater
Thursday, October 8th - Sunday, November 1st

A play with music, Quilters blends a series of related scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. The women share the love, warmth, rich and lively humor, and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity.

Oct. 8 - Nov. 1, Actors' Summit Theater, Greystone Hall, Akron, 330-374-7568

 Akron Symphony presents The Music of John Williams
Akron Symphony
Saturday, October 10th

The most accomplished film composer of all time has composed for more than six decades and earned five Academy Awards and 22 Grammys. Join the Akron Symphony for themes from Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter, Superman, and more. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with a pre-show costume contest.

Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, 330-535-8131

 Soundtracks of the Gridiron
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, October 15th

Relive great football moments from film and television as Hall of Famer and former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann narrates and the Canton Symphony Orchestra performs music from movies such as Rudy and The Blind Side and classics from football broadcasts including The Champion's Suite and Touchdown Suite.

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m., Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Canton, 330-452-2094

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