When NASA launches the space shuttle, mission control wakes up the astronauts every morning with a song. But that's not the only music heard in outer space. The astronauts often bring instruments with them to play. We asked Richard Paul to find out what it's like to rock out in space.
Joe Boyd witnessed key moments in music history, like hiring Pink Floyd as a London house band, or helping Bob Dylan plug in his electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival. Joe describes the fateful afternoon he decided to go into music. Produced by Rob Weisberg.
Eugene Hutz performs the song live in Studio 360.
Kurt talks with a Columbia University astrophysicist who's eagerly awaiting data from the Large Hadron Collider. Levin, also an author, wrote the historical novel A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.
This ground-breaking rock musical is about a black teen who leaves LA to find himself in Berlin. Its creator Mark Stewart, known as Stew, talks with Kurt about the autobiographical show; it uses great humor, smart lyrics, and rock n' roll to take on race, identity, and mother-son relationships.
Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love, a witty account of her globe-hopping, soul-searching journey after a divorce. She followed that book up with a new memoir, "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage."