Musician Boston Fielder has music in his blood; his Uncle Baldy was one of Elvis’ first musical influences. Boston's band MuthaWit just released a new album called “Men & Women or la Revenge de Uncle Baldy.”Also: “Freddie Sez" is the unofficial mascot of the New York Yankees. At nearly every game, he bangs pots and pans and revs up the crowd. Freddy’s Yankee celebrity even helped him reconnect with his estranged son Cliff.
Tonight, PBS is broadcasting a documentary film, "When I Rise," about the extraordinary life of Barbara Smith Conrad. Barbara is a gifted black mezzo-soprano who, as a music student at the University of Texas, found herself in a civil rights storm when she was cast in a leading role opposite a white student.
The music that’s loaded on a soldier’s iPod is a part of each person’s survival strategy. Jake Warga is an independent radio producer who spent time in Iraq with U.S. troops. While he was there, he asked soldiers what music they loaded into their iPods. Today we’ll share a half dozen of the stories in a series called Soldier Soundtracks to War. Also in this episode: the anonymous model blogger. And Abdi, our regular corresopondent in Somalia talks about reaction to the revolution in Egypt.
Liz Benjamin has imagined it all as a TV crime writer, but she never thought she'd be pulling plants out of a Dumpster in Santa Monica to rescue them. Liz tells Dick about her nightly patrol of an alley where she has found gorgeous rose bushes and snapdragons.