On Tuesday, April 24th, we talk with novelist Roma Calatayud-Stocks about her book A Song in My Heart. It's a work of historical fiction about a young woman born into a privileged bicultural family in Minneapolis of 1902 who finds music is the perfect expression of her own artistic inclinations, emotions, and ambitions. As a young pianist and budding composer, she is affected by legendary composers and Minnesota's musical pioneers and resolves to become an orchestral conductor despite the obstacles.
We also discuss with Jonah Lehrer his book Imagine: How Creativity Works. He is a Contributing Editor at Wired and the author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist. He has written for The New Yorker, Nature, Seed, and is a Contributing Editor at Scientific American Mind and National Public Radio's Radio Lab.