A moment with pianist and composer Lois Vierk, who talks about the inspiration she gets from winds and thunderstorms. And it makes sense that the forces of nature intervene during this conversation. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
In 2002, Amiri Baraka was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey. In less than a year, he offended so many people the state cancelled its laureate program just to keep him out of the public eye. Now he's back in the news because his son, Ras Baraka, is running for mayor of Newark.
In an economic crisis, museums are among the first institutions to lose their financial foothold. But the Mark Twain House and Museum has managed to keep afloat during one of Wall Street's gloomiest periods in history - even though it was once in deep financial distress.Also in this episode, a story from our series of "Tough Jobs." Today, a senior prosecutor.