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WKSU Starts Your Day
Record Store Day Garage Sale and Party
A Look Back at Vietnam Continues
EarthFest and Holden's Arbor Day Embrace the Planet
Akron Symphony Presents 'South Pacific'
'Born With Teeth,' Actress Kate Mulgrew On A Life Lived With Abandon
Bringing Mothers In Prison Closer To Their Children, Through Music
On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries
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This Issue's Features

 WKSU Starts Your Day

Every morning at 4 a.m., Amanda Rabinowitz arrives at the WKSU Broadcast Center in Kent ready to begin your morning the news of the day from Northeast Ohio and beyond. WKSU's broadcasts of NPR's Morning Edition bring together national and international news with regional reports from the award-winning WKSU news staff. From 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays, Morning Edition offers listeners the best in breaking news, along with unique features and series produced by WKSU and other member stations across the country.

A lot can happen in 24 hours. The goal of WKSU and Morning Edition is to fill in the blanks for you. Whether its important up-to-the-minute news from Washington or Iraq, the beloved StoryCorps, a multi-part series on topics like the U.S. Mexican boarder, great stories on music and books or Amanda's latest interview with Terry Pluto, Morning Edition on WKSU is there every weekday morning to inform you and capture your imagination. If you find yourself sitting in your car, listening to the end of a story, we are excited that we could offer you a "Driveway Moment" that you can hopefully carry through your day!

If you are already a regular listener of Morning Edition on WKSU, please tell your friends about the program and its unique mix of news and information! If you haven't yet discovered WKSU's early news, please take a chance and listen - on the radio, online at WKSU.org or through the station's free mobile apps. Good morning!

 Record Store Day Garage Sale and Party

Celebrate spring cleaning season and Record Store Day with WKSU on Saturday, April 18 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Shop at your favorite independent music store in the morning and then come to the WKSU Studios in Kent for a garage sale and a twin spin record party in the afternoon. We will spin records you buy from the table or those you bring with you!

The station is making room for the newest round of thank you gifts by clearing out boxes of unwanted CDs, t-shirts (WKSU and the Kent State Folk Fest), classical LPs and more! Purchase a $5 bag for admission to the sale and fill it with whatever you like (additional bags are available for $5 each).

The WKSU Broadcast Center is located at the corner of E. Summit St. and Loop Rd. on the Kent State campus. The street address is 1613 E. Summit St., but the parking lot entrance is on Loop Rd. See a map at WKSU.org.

 A Look Back at Vietnam Continues

This week, WKSU and Western Reserve PBS' collaborative look at the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War began with Tim Rudell's interview with a group of veteran's of the conflict and Kevin Niedermier's look at how Vietnam affected subsequent wars, along with video reports from Kent State University student Daniel Henderson.

This week, Western Reserve PBS presents an American Experience documentary on the My Lai massacre on Tuesday. On WKSU on Monday, M.L. Schultze visits Hmong immigrants who have settled in Northeast Ohio and Kabir Bhatia speaks with reporters who experienced the war firsthand. Learn more about the series and listen to previously broadcast stories at WKSU.org. Remembering Vietnam is made possible through support from County of Summit - ADM Board, the Cleveland Public Library and the May 4 Visitors Center.

 EarthFest and Holden's Arbor Day Embrace the Planet

EarthFest celebrates its 25th anniversary at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day community events in the nation, EarthFest offers activities for planet lovers of all ages. This year, tour through 270 exhibits in sustainability exhibit areas including: Clean Water, Zero Waste, Advanced & Renewable Energy, Environmental Science, Local & Sustainable Food, Clean Transportation (with Ride & Drive), Health & Fitness, Community Works, Family Fun and Green Home & Garden – plus purchase food from local food trucks. See more at EarthDayCoalition.org.

From April 24 – 26, Holden Arboretum in Kirtland honors trees with a three-day Arbor Day Festival. On Friday, start the day with a ceremonial tree planting and a tree seedling give-away. On Saturday and Sunday, return for kids’ crafts and activities, guided tours of the Arboretum’s living collection of trees, the Great Lakes Timber Show and more. See the complete schedule at HoldenArb.org.

 Akron Symphony Presents 'South Pacific'

South Pacific is the rare convergence in a Broadway musical of iconic music and memorable and meaningful storytelling. Created by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, 66 years after its debut, the musical remains relevant and powerful, built around themes of war, race and acceptance. Songs like "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair," "Bali Ha'i" and "Some Enchanted Evening" have become part of the American songbook.

On Saturday, April 25 at The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Akron Symphony Chorus present a staged version of South Pacific with the complete 1949 orchestration. This event extends a tradition of Akron Symphony bringing Broadway musicals to its stage. See more at AkronSymphony.org.

NPR Notes
 'Born With Teeth,' Actress Kate Mulgrew On A Life Lived With Abandon

Even if you don't know Kate Mulgrew's name, you know her work. She currently plays Red, the formidable prison kitchen manager in the series Orange Is the New Black. And for seven seasons she was Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. But the story behind the actress is more dramatic than anything she's played on screen. In her new memoir Born With Teeth, Mulgrew pulls back the curtain on her own life with an honesty that's raw and refreshing.

 Bringing Mothers In Prison Closer To Their Children, Through Music

Mothers in prison rarely get to see their children, let alone touch them or sing them a lullaby. But female inmates in New York City are getting a little help with the singing, thanks to Carnegie Hall. For the last few years, Carnegie has sponsored the Lullaby Project, which pairs professional musicians with women in jails, homeless shelters and city hospitals, to help them write lullabies for their children.

 On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

In the mid- and late 1800s, the Buffalo Soldiers were all-black cavalries and regiments deployed to patrol and protect what would eventually become America's national parks. It's a name that carries a lot of pride — and one that lives on today. But instead of horses, today's Buffalo Soldiers ride bikes.

Program Notes
 This American Life

Saturdays at 1 p.m. April 18: Call For Help. Stories of people coming to terms with being in serious trouble. They need help. Figuring out how to get it, that's another problem.


Saturdays at 4 p.m. April 18: Power of Music. To what extent is color a physical thing and to what extent is it created in our minds? Start with Sir Isaac Newton, then meet a sea creature that sees a rainbow way beyond anything humans can experience, and track down a woman who sees thousands more colors than the rest of us.

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. April 18: (repeated April 18 at 10 a.m.) This week from the historic Town Hall in New York City, with special guests, vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 with multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky, and Bensonhurst harmonizers The DiGiallonardo Sisters.

 Krista Tippett On Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. April 19: David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch. A conversation on the future of marriage, an institution that forms and creates the many connections on which the larger society depends.

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. April 19: This week, a look at the real world of the chef -- and not what you see standing in front of a TV camera. To be a chef, you need to be running a kitchen and you need to love to cook. The Spotted Pig's April Bloomfield offers her point-of-view.

 Snap Judgment

Sundays at 4 p.m. April 19: Encore! Snap stands up and takes a bow with encore broadcasts of some of the team's favorite stories from Snap Judgment, Live.

 Don’t see your favorite program listed here? To view a complete lineup, visit the WKSU Programs page.
Arts On-line
 Beethoven Festival
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 25th - Sunday, April 26th

Welcome to Canton Symphony Orchestra's Beethoven Festival - events celebrating one of the world's most beloved composers! The center of the festival is pianist André Watts performing all five Beethoven piano concerti. Other events include movies, lectures, casual concerts and a pub crawl!

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street Northwest, Canton, (330) 452-2094

 Arlo Guthrie
University of Akron
Saturday, May 2nd - Sunday, May 3rd

Best known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist, Arlo Guthrie brings his "Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour" to Thomas Hall for two shows. The tour will feature the full Alice's Restaurant Massacree along with many favorites from Arlo's catalog.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 7 p.m., E.J Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St. Akron, (330) 972-7570

 Soul Street Dance
Stocker Arts Center
Tuesday, April 21st

They fly through the air with the greatest of ease! Catch the excitement of Soul Street Dance as these energetic performers demonstrate varied styles and discuss origins of each dance. This inspirational group of young men – formerly considered at risk – found focus through dance and now are working professional dancers.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Stocker Arts Center, 1005 N Abbe Rd., Elyria, (440) 366-4040

 Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Magical Theatre Company
Saturday, May 2nd - Saturday, May 9th

The cows on Farmer Brown’s farm have had enough! Underappreciated, they request electric blankets for the drafty barn. And so begins this delightful and hilarious musical about cows, hens and ducks going on strike. A modern classic of children’s literature and also a Caldecott Honor winner!

May 1-3 & 8-9, 2015, Barberton High School Theatre, 555 Barber Rd., Barberton, (330) 848-3708.

 The Cleveland Orchestra
Oberlin College
Friday, April 24th

For the first time, the orchestra will perform with pianist Jeremy Denk, a 1990 double-degree graduate of Oberlin, who, in the past year, earned a MacArthur grant and was named Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki will lead the orchestra.

Friday, April 24, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., Finney Chapel, 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, (440) 775-8121

 Unnecessary Farce
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Thursday, April 23rd - Sunday, May 10th

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight Doors. Go!
Thus begins a wild, theatrical ride that The Fort Worth Star Telegram called “A laugh-till-you-weep comedy on a par with Noises Off.”

April 23 - May 10, 2015, Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, (330) 836-2626

 Ian Bostridge & WenWen Du
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
Tuesday, April 21st

Ian Bostridge (tenor) has an international recital career and many recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for 13 Grammys. As a solo pianist, WenWen who is originally from Japan, has been awarded prizes at the Third Prokofiev International Piano Competition and the Third Wiesbaden Piano Competition.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., 2860 Coventry Rd, Shaker Heights, (216) 291-2777

 The Academy of St. Martin in The Fields Chamber Ensemble
Tuesday Musical
Tuesday, May 5th

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was formed in 1959 by a group of eleven enthusiastic musicians with the aim of performing in public without a conductor. Their first three recordings led to a succession of long-term contracts, and the Academy quickly took their place among the most recorded ensembles in history.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., E.J Thomas Hall 198 Hill St. Akron, (330) 972-7570

 For more information on arts and culture organizations in Northeast Ohio, visit the WKSU Artslink page.
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