Opening today's program with music from Annie Humphrey of White Earth – and then a couple choice tracks from local group, Gospel Machine in the first half hour. Moving right along — I play some Arabic & Ladino/Sephardic tunes as well. Also a preview of the Bombino set at The Cedar this week and more songs from North Africa – all ending up with some more Latin sounds and a review of performers who've come through town recently.
We speak with Edward Hirsch about The Best American Poetry 2016. Edward Hirsch has published 9 books of poems, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems; and Gabriel: A Poem. He has also published five prose books about poetry, including How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry.