This week’s Frank Church Symposium will include an art song performance titled Sorrow and Joy and will include songs in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish, with discussion of the historical significance of the texts and composers and the connections between the languages and cultures. KISU’s Ricky Colapietro welcomes musicians Ben Flanders and Natalia Lauk for a conversation about the free performance at Frazier Hall this Friday, March 10th at 2:00 pm.
Ricky Colapietro was born and raised in Alaska, coming to ISU in 2019 to begin his undergraduate degrees in Business Finance, Economics, and Management. Ricky is involved with the Honors program, as well as Chi Alpha, acting as a small group leader as well as the club treasurer. He has been working at his local radio station KVAK for a little over 4 years, being involved in many different functions at the studio, one of the most notable being a co-host to the weekly live radio show “Justin and Ricky’s Random Radio Show.” It airs locally in his hometown Valdez, Alaska live 3-4 pm every Thursday and Idaho listeners can listen to 5-6 pm MST on either the KVAK Radio app which can be found on the Google Play or Apple App store or the streaming option at kvakradio.com. The show features random facts, jokes, a holiday countdown, local news, and other shenanigans. Outside of school and work, Ricky enjoys fishing, working out, and playing video games with his friends.