Everything you wanted to know about classical music but were afraid to ask is answered on "The Record Shelf." Hosted by Jim Svejda, one of the most respected critical voices in classical music who has guided the program since 1983 when he launched it, "The Record Shelf" brings listeners imaginative thematic classical programming.

Svejda reviews old and new recordings and presents artist retrospectives and insightful interviews. His "thumbnail" sketches of individual composers are one-of-a-kind programs, and his expert, irreverent and highly opinionated style has made "The Record Shelf" a favorite classical series among loyal listeners throughout the United States.

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A powerful politician kills a bill that advocates say would have protected veterans

Many for-profit colleges have been frozen out of the federal student financial aid pipeline, because they feel to meet certain standards. But those standards don't apply through funds veterans receive under the G.I. Bill. A pair of California legislators tried to change that, but they were batted down by a powerful politician — with ties to the for-profit college industry.

John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry has returned to his roots in public radio — where he was one of the medium's original innovators — after 15 years in network and cable television. During his time at ABC and NBC, he earned four Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Casey Medal.