• Mar 9, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 14:20 mins

(31:29) Guest: Darrell Babidge, Professor of Voice at BYU  Each Spring, the most talented young opera singers in the country compete in the Metropolitan Opera’s Annual National Council Auditions.  “More successful is being successful in being happy wherever they are. It doesn’t have to be the best opera house that everybody thinks,” says Babidge.  Babidge reflects on his experience as a teacher: “It’s really hard to define but in the moment of teaching and seeing someone progress in the moment it can be quite revelatory.” “I always think that if big voices can use flexibility is a good thing but also using roundness to the sound. If it doesn’t have bloom it’s not very attractive,” says Babidge.

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5-Dollar Dinners

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Guest: Erin Chase, “The Five Dollar Dinner Mom”  Drive through a fast food restaurant and you’re likely to drop at least 5 dollars on a meal. Same is true at just about any lunch place in town. But Erin Chase wanted more of a bargain when feeding her family.  “Back in 2008 when the gas prices initially shot up, our budget was pinched, so we needed to cut back some more,” says Chase.  “Generally I have a couple of kids with food allergies so I can’t just go buy a box of hamburger helper or a packet of ranch. So because of that, I have to cook from scratch,” says Chase.  “I would say almost every week at the drug stores or grocery stores,” says Chase, “there are sales for household products. That is how I save on groceries.”

Guest: Erin Chase, “The Five Dollar Dinner Mom”  Drive through a fast food restaurant and you’re likely to drop at least 5 dollars on a meal. Same is true at just about any lunch place in town. But Erin Chase wanted more of a bargain when feeding her family.  “Back in 2008 when the gas prices initially shot up, our budget was pinched, so we needed to cut back some more,” says Chase.  “Generally I have a couple of kids with food allergies so I can’t just go buy a box of hamburger helper or a packet of ranch. So because of that, I have to cook from scratch,” says Chase.  “I would say almost every week at the drug stores or grocery stores,” says Chase, “there are sales for household products. That is how I save on groceries.”