WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Marin Alsop At Home And Abroad

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. But she's also been racking up frequent flier miles with recent gigs in London and Sao Paulo. In addition to performances, she's spearheading programs to connect with the community and make classic pieces relevant to contemporary audiences. Kojo talks with Alsop about upcoming concerts close to home and her forays onto the international stage.

Gustav Holst's The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer Of Jollity

"The Planets," Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.

Gustav Holst's The Planets: Venus, Bringer Of Peace


'Better Call Saul' And 'The Great American Dream Machine' Shine As DVD Box Sets

TV critic David Bianculli shares his enthusiasm for two newly released DVD box sets: season one of Better Call Saul and a four-DVD set of the 1970s PBS variety show, The Great American Dream Machine.

Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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