Marie Racine Montilla is a violin player and teacher. She’s spent the past three years working in Venezuela’s highly successful classical music education program called El Sistema. Also: The elections are past, and newly elected officials are preparing to get to work. Ann Zellmer’s story is a kind of worst case scenario of what can happen after the election.And: Reflections on beauty pageants.
Bill Ferris grew up in Mississippi, going to church with his family's housekeeper and falling in love with the music and drama of the church. Eventually, he made recordings in the 60s and 70s and captured the roots of Mississippi blues.
When Jaeson Parsons went to Iraq as a medic, he was based in a particularly dangerous place in the desert. Inside a building, he stumbled on some graffiti - an image of a lighthouse that another American soldier left on a concrete wall.
Oprah Winfrey will broadcast her final episode of the The Oprah Winfrey Show this week, ending a 25-season run. One person who always watched Oprah was The Story producer Anita Woodley. Anita grew up in Oakland, and she dreamed of being a journalist on TV like Oprah.