The Front Row, 1/09/2008

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.ξ Laurie Johnson reports on the Beethoven Experience, scheduled for March 8.ξξ ListenξξDownload

Bob Stevenson chatsξwith radio veteran Ira Glass about his unique approach to storytelling, which has attractedξso many to his program This American Life, heard Sundays at 11am on KUHF HD-1 & 88.7 FM.ξ Ira will be in Houston on Saturday for his sold-outξshow, presented by Society for theξPerforming Arts.ξ Listenξ Downloadξ *Extended Interview*

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

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

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

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