The Front Row, 1/09/2008

Greenway Plaza
Today's program is packed! Architect Thomas Diehl returns, this time to discuss the environmental implications of Greenway Plaza; "This American Life" producer & host Ira Glass talks about his lovable style of storytelling; plus, the Houston Symphony, exciting contemporary dance and a bit of Russian literature are all featured as well . . .

Just today, the Houston Symphony unveiled the details of a day-long music festival celebrating one of the all-time greatest composers.  Laurie Johnson reports on the Beethoven Experience, scheduled for March 8.   Listen  Download

Bob Stevenson chats with radio veteran Ira Glass about his unique approach to storytelling, which has attracted so many to his program This American Life, heard Sundays at 11am on KUHF HD-1 & 88.7 FM.  Ira will be in Houston on Saturday for his sold-out show, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.  Listen  Download  *Extended Interview*

Choreographer Jane Weiner's new piece is SEE Me, which utilizes an intriguing backdrop of television sets created by Set Designer David Graeve.  Dean Dalton chats with both artists.  SEE Me will be presented by Jane's company Hope Stone Dance this Thursday & Friday, 7:30 pm, at the Wortham.   Listen  Download 

Rice University English Professor Terrence Doody discusses Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace with Eric Ladau.  Tomorrow at 6:30pm, Professor Doody will offer a full-length talk for Artful Thursday at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Free event).  Listen  Download

Have you considered the environmental un-friendliness of Greenway Plaza?  University of Houston Professor of Architecture Thomas Diehl comments on the space while on-site with Dean Dalton.  Listen  Download

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Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

Catherine Lu joined KUHF in October 2004. Since then, she has been hosting the Classical 91.7's Afternoon Concert and sharing her favorite music with listeners...