IHPM - Episode #3
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Ira and guest host Sergio Mims (“Stuff from My Collection” on WHPK) Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Riccardo Muti’s performance of Alexander Scriabin’s, The Poem of Ecstasy Op. 54 and Tchaikovsky, Manfred Symphony in B minor Op. 58.

Recommended Reading:

  The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein by Robert A. Heinlein (ISBN: 0312875576) – A collection of Heinlein’s short stories: “Magic, Inc.” (1940); “—And He Built a Crooked House—” (1941); “They” (1941); “Waldo” (1942); “The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag” (1942); “Our Fair City” (1948); “The Man Who Traveled in Elephants” (1957); “All You Zombies—” (1959)
The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power by Sean McMeekin (ISBN: 0674064321) – The Berlin-Baghdad Express tells the fascinating story of how Germany exploited Ottoman pan-Islamism in order to destroy the British Empire, then the largest Islamic power in the world. Meanwhile the Young Turks harnessed themselves to German military might to avenge Turkey’s hereditary enemy, Russia. Told from the perspective of the key decision-makers on the Turco-German side, many of the most consequential events of World War I—Turkey’s entry into the war, Gallipoli, the Armenian massacres, the Arab revolt, and the Russian Revolution—are illuminated as never before.


1. Excerpt from “Goldfinger”

2. Unknown

3. Alexander Scriabin’s, The Poem of Ecstasy Op. 54Riccardo Muti

4. Tchaikovsky in B minor Op. 58.Manfred Symphony

5. BrandenburgBlack Violin

About Sergio Mims: In addition to being a board member of Theaster Gates’ Black Cinema House and a film journalist for Indiewire’s “Shadow and Act”—a Ralph Ellison-inspired blog dedicated to the cinema of the African diaspora —Sergio Mims is also one of the most well-established DJs on WHPK’s classical format. You can listen to Sergio’s podcast “Stuff from My Collection”, Wednesday’s on WHPK from 12-3pm (CST).

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