Austin-based singer-songwriter Betty Soo has been making a name for herself in music circles. On her latest album, she performs with a number of other independent musicians in an ad-hoc group called Slide to Freedom.
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.
Alicia Partnoy, who was held in a secret prison in Argentina, speaks to Sean Cole about the place called the Little School. The naming of the Buenos Aires cardinal as pope has brought up memories of the country’s Dirty War, during which thousands of citizens were kidnapped and killed.