Homeless Families, What Conductors Do, James Salter's New Novel, Stolen Disosaur Bones, Why Wall Street Wins

Homeless woman in Lower Manhattan subway station.

In January, New York City’s homeless population topped 50,000. On today’s show: we’ll look into the increase in homeless families and talk with a woman about how this happened to her. Leonard Slatkin explains what it is that conductors do, from running rehearsals to raising a baton to start a performance. Celebrated writer James Salter talks about his latest novel, All That Is. Plus, we’ll discuss the case of a stolen Tyrannosaurus skeleton, which is being returned to Mongolia.