Mozart in the Jungle: Blair Tindall was born and raised in Chapel Hill and graduated from The North Carolina School for the Arts in Winston-Salem. She went on to attend the Manhattan School of Music and to play the oboe with the New York Philharmonic and for several award-winning Broadway musicals and the New York City Ballet. She also found her music education limited (and limiting) and went back to college for basic math and other skills in her 30’s before graduating from Stanford with a master’s degree in journalism. Host Melinda Penkava talks to Blair Tindall about her new memoir, “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs and Classical Music,” her views on music education and public funding for the arts in America and being a sought after oboeist in New York City in the 1980s — a decade famous for its hedonism. (40:00) Listener Call-in.
WPAQ: Host Melinda Penkava speaks with Ralph Epperson, founder of WPAQ radio, 740 AM; and Steve Weiss, the head of the Southern Folklife Collection, about the station’s history and legacy.
Justin Catanoso: Regular State of Things commentator Justin Catanoso on the growing business of biotech in the Triad.