The Illinois Symphony Orchestra has a new music director.The Bloomington-Normal-based orchestra has chosen 41-year-old Massachusetts native Alastair Willis for the position after a search that took two years.
We preview the upcoming Egyptian elections now that the field of candidates has been narrowed down to two, then discuss the power of music in this political campaign. Finally, we explore India's rash of farmer suicides with documentary filmmaker Micha X. Peled.
When the revolution began in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, music played a big fole in galvanizing young people and giving them a voice. So it's not surprising that music continues to play an important role in Egyptian politics as the presidential candidates began their campaigns.