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Met OperaClassical WSMR 89.1 is gearing up for its Fall Membership Campaign
Join us Saturday, October 13 and throughout next week as we’ll be counting on you to participate to help keep classical music on the air in our community.  Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9 receives no federal or state funding, and relies completely on this community for support. We’re looking to raise $125,000 - if you’d like to pledge early, you can do that right now online at www.wsmr.org. Thank you for your support!

Join Bethany Cagle and Russell Gant this Saturday for Opera Fest!
  We’ll hear from the three maestros from our local opera companies; Sarasota Opera’s Victor DeRenzi, Opera Tampa’s Daniel Lipton, and St. Petersburg Opera’s Mark Sforzini. 

Listen: Saturday at 11:00 AM on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9


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Vice Presidential DebateLive Call-in From WNYC During Vice Presidential Debate
Join WUSF, Your NPR Station, for live coverage of the the second presidential debate and town meeting at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.  Candy Crowley, chief political correspondent for CNN and anchor for CNN's State of the Union, will moderate.

The evening begins with a live call-in program from WNYC in New York, The Brian Lehrer Show. You can join the conversation by calling 800-543-2543 between 8:00 and 9:00 PM.

NPR will bring you the debate live at 9:00 PM, followed by analysis. All Night Jazz with Bob Seymour follows the debate at 11:00 PM.  

LISTEN: Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 PM on WUSF 89.7.

PBS Newshour Live PBS NewsHour Coverage of the
Vice Presidential Debate
NewsHour presents live coverage and analysis of the vice presidential debate. Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News, moderates at Centre College - Danville, KY.

WATCH: Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 PM

Ken Burns The War WUSF News
Sam Gibbons - Tampa Goes to War
By Carson Cooper
In conjunction with Ken Burns’ The War, WUSF produced a pair of documentaries in 2007 focusing on two Bay area communities and the residents who served in the military during World War II. Former Tampa Congressman Sam Gibbons, who died this week, is among the veterans featured in this episode of Tampa Goes to War. more...
NPR: Solve ThisWeekend Edition
Solve This
Tune in for a series of stories focused on the major issues facing the next President of the United States. Each installment lays out a problem -- in many cases commonly identified by both Democrats and Republicans -- and then explores the solutions offered by the campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Saturday on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, Claudio Sanchez examines what school choice means to both candidates – each of whom has made this a cornerstone of his education reform programs, but in very different ways.

LISTEN: Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 AM on WUSF 89.7.

HairsprayUniversity Beat
Hair Spray
Hairspray, a musical tale of dancing and dreams set in 1960s Baltimore, opens the curtain for a nine show run at USF October 11-21. University Beat on WUSF TV takes us behind the scenes of a show that draws from both John Waters' original 1988 movie and the award-winning Broadway musical. Watch now...

Call the MidwifeCall the Midwife
In the spring of 1957, newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she quickly becomes immersed in her new life. Living with nuns and working in a community of colorful characters are different from anything Jenny has encountered previously. Through her, experience the sorrows and joys that come with being a midwife. more WUSF TV Programs...

WATCH: Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 PM on WUSF TV.

Thelonious MonkSaturday Night Jazz with Bob Seymour
They All Play Monk
In a music genre where finding your own sound is key, Thelonious Monk stands out as a true individual spirit. Today, Monk’s compositions are a big part of the standard jazz repertory, from his quirky and angular pieces to such beautiful melodies as ‘Round Midnight’ and ‘Ruby, My Dear.’ Monk was born 95 years ago this week, and Bob Seymour brings you his music, performed by artists from all over the jazz spectrum, on this week’s Saturday Night Jazz.   more jazz...

LISTEN: Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 PM on WUSF 89.7.
Festival of ReadingNext Week on Florida Matters
Festival of Reading
Thriller-writer Dennis Lehane, Time Magazine’s Michael Grunwald, and other Florida authors are scheduled to headline the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. Hear Florida authors read from their own works as we discuss their books. We’ll also visit Inkwood Books, South Tampa’s beloved independent bookstore, that’s up for sale.
Produced by Dalia Colon

LISTEN: Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 PM on WUSF 89.7.
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NY Wine & TableNew York Wine & Table
Lake Erie
Lake Erie Grape Region is home to the oldest and largest Concord grape growing region in the world and the largest grape growing region in the United States outside of California. Currently there are 21 wineries with many more in the planning stages. more WUSF TV Programs...

WATCH: Tuesday, September 18 at 8:00 PM on WUSF TV.

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