In this episode: The world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma was recently awarded the Vilcek Prize for Contemporary Music, which recognizes immigrants who have made significant contributions to the American arts. He stops by to tell us about it.
Plus: Singer, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn joins us to talk about her new staged piece, “Post-American Girl,” which is based on her 17-year relationship with China. And, she plays live.
And: writer Lizzy Goodman joins us to talk about her recent New York Times Magazine profile of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.