We mark Teacher Appreciate Week with NEA head Dennis Van Roekel. We take a look at the race for Congress in the 10th Congressional District which includes an attempt at a comeback. And, we celebrate jazz in Paris.
We talk about non-partisan group "No Labels" and how they are looking to bridge the gap between democrats and republicans. Also, Richard Steele and Tony play some tunes and discuss black vocal techniques.
Beethoven has been an inspiration for musicians from many genres. A festival taking place in Chicago this week features the famous composer's work re-imagined and re-purposed. We hear some of those interpretations.
Finally given an opportunity to illustrate all their die warnings about the sequester's draconian cuts, the Democrats wimp out and join the GOP to target alleviating hardships for the nation's travelers. Never mind Head Start or any of the other programs being gutted and affecting poor people and children.