Ravenna Koenig

Ravenna Koenig appears in the following:

Graduating High School At 92

Sunday, June 25, 2017

When Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a high school junior, her family was sent to a Japanese internment camp. Now, she was finally able to participate in her hometown's high school graduation.

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On Her Quiet Folk Debut, Bedouine Wanders And Wonders

Saturday, June 24, 2017

On her eponymous debut album as Bedouine, folk musician Azniv Korkejian explores her itinerant, transnational upbringing and the war in Syria, where she was born.

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Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jason Haaheim was a senior scientist at a nanotech company before deciding he wanted to play in a professional orchestra. He's now principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

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A Songwriter Gives Voice To The Silenced Women Of Rockwood Asylum

Sunday, May 14, 2017

For her new album, Simone Schmidt, who performs under the name Fiver, researched the stories of women committed to the 19th-century Ontario institution for the criminally insane.

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Feist Has A Message For Her 71-Year-Old Self

Sunday, May 07, 2017

That message is embedded in the Canadian singer's new album, Pleasure. "I appreciate the perspective that 28-year-old Leslie's shed on my life," she says. "I kind of want to echo that forward."

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'Places,' Please: Lea Michele Turns Back To Broadway

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The Glee star was cast in Les Misérables when she was 8 and has been performing ever since. She says her new album, Places, intentionally calls back to her history onstage.

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Among Black Voters In Charlotte, The Election Presents A Difficult Decision

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Mecklenburg County, N.C., is a blue spot in a red state. And a visit there reveals something national polls may leave unsaid: Many black voters are dissatisfied with their choices for president.

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Thinking Of Leaving Home? Here's A Bit Of Advice From Young Adult Authors

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Starting that next chapter can be difficult in any young person's life. And YA writers know it well. Sandra Cisneros, Jacqueline Woodson, Tamora Pierce and Jason Reynolds offer some words of wisdom.

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A Writer-Engineer's Historical Fiction Hack: Add Dragons

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Author Naomi Novik is a world builder. She writes books about dragons, witches and dark woods — and she's also designed computer games. "I'm an engineer and a writer," she says, "and I find that those two things are not uncomplimentary."

Novik's career as a writer and programmer started in ...

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Economy And Immigration: What's Dividing Republicans

Sunday, January 10, 2016

In 10 months, Americans will go to the polls to pick the next U.S. president. When they cast their ballots, those votes will likely hinge on how they feel about the issues most important to them.

But what are those issues?

As a way of finding out, NPR's Rachel Martin ...

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Amateur Musicians Go Pro With The Baltimore Symphony

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What would it sound like if you put a bunch of amateur musicians onstage with a professional orchestra and told them to play? Probably a bit like a rehearsal at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore last month.

Onstage, members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) mixed with non-professional musicians, ...

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1,000 Songs From Holocaust Survivors Archived

Saturday, May 16, 2015

In the summer of 1948, an amateur folklorist named Ben Stonehill recorded more than 1,000 songs from Holocaust survivors in the lobby of New York City's Hotel Marseilles. This week, 66 of those songs become available online through the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, complete with translations; another ...

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Interview with David Sassoon, Founder of Pulitzer Prize Winning Environmental News Organization

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

In July of 2010, a catastrophic oil spill took place in Marshall, Michigan, flooding a million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo river. At the time, the media paid it little attention...
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