Conductor David Handel and Geoffrey Herd speak with WNED's Peter Hall about the  Amherst Symphony Orchestra Valentine's Day Concert, February 14 at 3pm -  "Russian Splendor" - with music by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky.

Buffalo born pianist and composer Amy Williams returns home for a concert at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center on Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m. to play a variety of works involving combinations of piano, cello, flute, percussion, and voice. Each half of the concert begins with Bach and ends with Williams, and in between are works by both Robert and Clara Schumann, as well as contemporary works. Amy spoke from her Pittsburgh home with WNED's Peter Hall.

Thursday, 28 January 2016 15:01

Pretty Good Joke Book 6th Edition

Pledge: $60 ($5/monthly)

A treasury of hilarity from Garrison Keillor and the cast of public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion.A guy walks into a bar. Eight Canada Geese walk into a bar. A termite jumps up on the bar and asks, “Where is the bar tender?” Drum roll.The Sixth Edition of the perennially popular Pretty Good Joke Book is everything the first five were and more. More puns, one-liners, light bulb jokes, knock-knock jokes, and third-grader jokes (have you heard the one about Elvis Parsley?). More religion jokes, political jokes, lawyer jokes, blonde jokes, and jokes in questionable taste (Why did the urologist lose his license? He got in trouble with his peers). More jokes about chickens, relationships, and senior moments (The nice thing about Alzheimer’s is you can enjoy the same jokes again and again).



Pledge: $72 ($6/monthly)

Disc 1

1. Downton Abbey the Suite
2. Story of My Life
3. Love and the Hunter
4. Preparation
5. Such Good Luck
6. Did I Make The Most of Loving You
7. Damaged
8. Violet
9. I’ll Count the Days
10. Fashion
11. Us and Them
12. The Fallen
13. Elopement
14. New World
15. A Dangerous Path
16. Escapades 1
17. A Glimpse of Happiness

Disc 2

1. A Grand Adventure
2. Duneagle
3. Not one’s Just Desserts
4. Life After Death
5. Marmalade Cake Walk
6. A Mother s Love
7. The Hunt
8. Nothing Will Be Easy
9. Down in China Townton
10. Escapades 2
11. Brancaster
12. Goodbye
13. It’s Not Goodbye It’s Au Revoir
14. The New Gladiators
15. Modern love
16. Ambassador Stomp
17. The Butler and the Housekeeper
18. Two Sisters
19. End of an Era



Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:54

ETON Scorpion II Radio

Pledge: $120 ($10/monthly)

The Etón Scorpion II is a compact unit that you can easily store in a safety kit or toss in your rucksack and take virtually anywhere. With the rugged exterior skin and aluminum carabiner, the Scorpion II is designed to endure any extreme outdoor conditions or emergency situation you may find yourself in the midst of. 

The emergency essential features include a crank powered handle, built-in LED flashlight, and USB/cell phone charger. The high-quality digital AM/FM tuner provides you with news, entertainment and public service announcements. Not only that, but it also integrates a NOAA Weather Band receiver that brings you weather forecasts, alerts and other emergency messages—information vital to backpackers and travelers.



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