“All Things Armenian” is a weekly, one hour long cultural arts and information program produced by KFSR and the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State. The program airs on Saturdays from noon till 1 o’clock, immediately following the “Hye Oozh” program. Hosted by Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, the program features interviews with noted Armenian guests, as well as music by Armenian composers and musicians. “All Things Armenian” also features Armenian news from around the world, as well as local news and events.
“All Things Armenian” is live-streamed and can be heard throughout the world at http://www.csufresno.edu/kfsr/ata.html and the archived shows can be accessed at http://www.csufresno.edu/kfsr/ata.html. Following are some of the shows which have aired:
Program #1 – 11/01/03 – Aram Khatchatourian
The debut edition of “All Things Armenian” focuses on noted Armenian composer Aram Khatchatourian. The program includes performances of some of his most famous works, including the Sabre Dance from the Gayane Ballet, as well as an interview with pianist and world-renowned Khatchatourian expert Sahan Arzuni.
Program #2 – 11/08/03 – Dr. Peter Balakian
This week’s edition of “All Things Armenian” features an interview with current New York Times best selling author, Dr. Peter Balakian, author of the new book The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response. This week’s program also features the music of Alan Hovhaness.
On Line Bonus: Listen to Dr. Peter Balakian’s lecture at Fresno State 11/02/03…
Program #4 – 11/22/03 -Dr. Ara Sanjian
This week’s edition of “All Things Armenian” features an interview with Dr. Ara Sanjian, Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies at California State University, Fresno. This week’s program also features the works of Armenian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian.
Program #7 – 12/13/03 – Guest: Mark Arax
This week’s edition of “All Things Armenian” features an interview with Valley native Mark Arax, who is San Joaquin Valley correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and the author of the new book The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire.