We hear from violinist Hilary Hahn about learning to play Johann Sebastian Bach’s music at the age of four. She still loves to play his work as a soloist – but also with other musicians. She says everyone feels good when they play Bach.
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043; Concerto for Oboe and Violin in c minor, BWV 1060; Fuga from Sonata No. 3 in C major for solo violin, and other selections by J.S. Bach, performed by Hilary Hahn.
For her high school drama class this spring, teacher Bonnie Dickinson had what she thought was a compelling idea: she'd have her students create a play about the war in Iraq. Barely two months into the project, her principal at Wilton High School in Connecticut told her that the play was biased and could not be produced. Bonnie admits she was ready to give in - but then the story drew national attention.
Patrick Sylvain is a Haitian - American Writer. He had planned to fly into Haiti on the day of the earthquake - but he did not. When the quake happened, Patrick was safe in the US. Later, he went to Haiti to help the people. He's made some sense of his own emotion through his contribution to the new book, Haiti Noir.