Today at All Things Considered, we continue a project we're calling NewsPoet. Each month, we bring in a poet to spend time in the newsroom — and at the end of the day, to compose a poem reflecting on the day's stories.
Symphony orchestras have seen a lot of labor disputes recently due to financial troubles. Musicians are on strike in Chicago. In Atlanta, they've been locked out. Contracts for both the Minneapolis Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra expire Sunday with no immediate sign of settlements. Then there's the Dayton Philharmonic. As Emily McCord of member station WYSO reports, it seems to have solved its budget woes by merging with the city's opera and ballet.
Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with John Paul Marosy, author of the Elder Care. He is also the executive director of Everyday Life, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly. The focus of the program is the physical, mental and emotional issues that can arise when we are faced with becoming a caregiver for a partner, parent, or loved one.
Host Silagh White discusses the Local Arts Index with Muhlenberg Professor Roland Kushner. The Local Arts Index is a tool created to better understand the characteristics of the cultural life of communities. The conversation will center around why this data matters to artists, and arts lovers. Listeners may wish to refer to this website during the show: http://www.artsindexusa.org/local-arts-index.
A young boy in Canada wondered where butterflies go in the winter — and spent 40 years trying to answer that question.
In 1973, Dr. Fred Urquhart — all grown up by then — placed an ad in a newspaper in Mexico looking for volunteers to tag and observe butterflies and find their destination. A woman named Catalina Aguado and her American husband, Kenneth Brugger, answered that ad. They spent two years searching in remote parts of Mexico.