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Classical WSMR First Love StoriesFlorida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
Everglades to Okefenokee
You can follow the 1,000 mile trek called the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. Bear biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, award winning filmmaker Elam Stolzfus and photographer Carlton Ward Jr. trekked from Everglades National Park toward Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia. The documentary is presented by WUSF Public Media with sponsor, The Mosaic Company.
Watch: Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 PM on WUSF TV      Mosaic


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Stephen Tompkinson Australian Balloon AdventureStephen Tompkinson Australian Balloon Adventure
Stephen's bid to win Australia's biggest balloon competition begins with a dramatic maiden flight over South Australia's Flinders Ranges and ends in a crash landing at 40 mph. Tompkinson and his pilot execute a daring attempt to enter the record books by flying to 10,000 feet. The competition concludes at Canowindra's Balloon Challenge - but all the weeks of training could count for nothing if the wind isn't on their side.

WATCH: Friday, March 22 at 9:00 PM on WUSF TV

This American Life - Federal Disability Payments DoubledThis American Life
Ira Glass and his team were surprised to learn that the number of Americans receiving federal disability payments has nearly doubled over the last 15 years. There are towns and counties around the nation where almost a quarter of adults are on disability. Planet Money’s Chana Joffe-Walt reveals a story of the U.S. economy quite different than the one we've been hearing lately.

LISTEN: Saturday, March 23 at 12:00 noon on WUSF 89.7
Metroppolitan Opera: Verdi's La Forza del DestinoMetropolitan Opera
Verdi's La Forza del Destino
Join us this Saturday afternoon for an archival broadcast of Verdi’s La Forza del Destino from March 12, 1977. Met Music Director James Levine conducts a legendary all-star cast led by soprano Leontyne Price as Leonora, and tenor Plácido Domingo as Don Alvaro. [Photo: Plácido Domingo] more classical music...

LISTEN: Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 PM on WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Sound Opinions: South-by-SouthwestSound Opinions
Every year the masses descend on Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Music Conferencet: six days of tacos, beer and cutting edge music. This week on Sound Opinions, Jim and Greg bring you what they think is the best of SXSW. They’ll share which bands lived up to the hype and which acts are headed back to the woodshed.

LISTEN: Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 PM on WUSF 89.7
Chick Corea and Bela Fleck Saturday Night Jazz with Bob Seymour
Previewing This Week's Concerts
Bob Seymour will introduce the following concerts: Nate Najar and John Lamb play at HCC/Ybor City on Sunday afternoon and Chick Corea and Bela Fleck are at Ruth Eckerd Hall that evening. Bob will talk with Chick on Saturday, as well as with Steve Owen, the Oregon-based jazz composer. Steve will lead the USF Jazz Ensemble in the Monday Night Jazz series on campus and we'll hear tracks from his brand new jazz orchestra disc,
Stand Up Eight. [Photo: Chick Corea and Bela Fleck] more jazz...

LISTEN: Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

Israel in Egypt
This week on SymphonyCast, a spectacular performance of Israel in Egypt with the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus led by Harry Christophers. Listen and find out how Handel was more than a one hit wonder when it came to writing oratorios!
[Painting: George Frideric Handel] more classical music...

LISTEN: Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 PM on WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

NOVA Earth From SpaceNOVA
Earth From Space
This film reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate web of forces that sustains life on Earth.

WATCH: Sunday, March 24 at 8:00 PM on WUSF TV

Florida AuthorsNext Week on Florida Matters
Florida Authors
Just ask Ernest Hemingway or Carl Hiaasen – Florida can be a great place to be an author. This week, we talk to three Florida authors about the state that serves as their inspiration. [Photo: Ernest Hemingway]

LISTEN: Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 PM on WUSF 89.7
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Burt Wolf: Taste of FreedomBurt Wolf: Taste of Freedom
Of all the holidays and celebrations on the Christian calendar, none is more involved with the taste of freedom than Easter. The theme of Easter is liberation — liberation from time, liberation from sin and liberation from death. Join Burt Wolf and learn the intricate egg decorating tradition from the Ukraine, inspect the ultimate Easter eggs created for the Czars of Russia and take a walk down Fifth Avenue (NYC) on Easter Sunday.

WATCH: Wednesday, March 27 at 8:30 PM on WUSF TV

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