New Saturday Lineup on WCVE Public Radio
As The Metropolitan Opera moves closer to its annual summer hiatus, WCVE Public Radio will present a new Saturday afternoon lineup. Starting on May 12th at 1:00 p.m., enjoy an encore presentation of the In Your Ear series. The program offers a chance to discover new artists and appreciate the “in the moment” creativity, inspiration and soul of live music. Host Tim Timberlake and In Your Ear studio president Carlos Chafin produced the programs, which featured three acts reflecting the diversity and range of these special concerts. The eclectic selections cover many genres -- including bluegrass, jazz, blues, old time, Celtic, gospel and singer-songwriters of many styles. Artists ranged from superior local and regional talents, to premier acts from all over the country.
In Your Ear will air for twelve weeks and will be followed by a new series called Richmond Folk Festival Encores, airing from August until the beginning of October – leading up to our next live broadcast from the festival.
Also starting on Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m., WCVE Public Radio will air Radiolab, a show produced by NPR and WNYC/New York. Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Listeners may already be familiar with this series as a feature of the Science Matters initiative. Radiolab will run for thirteen weeks.
BackStory will also begin on Saturday, May 12th, rounding out the new lineup at 3:00 p.m. BackStory is a public radio program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today. Together, they drill down to colonial times and earlier, revealing the connections (and disconnections) between past and present. With its passionate, intelligent, and irreverent approach, BackStory is fun and essential listening no matter who you are.
The Metropolitan Opera will return for a new season in December.