Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
Inquiry talks with multi-award winning author and poet CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD about her stunning collection of poems: BECOMING BILLIE HOLIDAY. This amazing cycle of poems traces Holiday's life from a very young girl to her singing "Strange Fruit" at Cafe Society. Besides reading an excerpt from her book, Weatherford also talks about why jazz is so important in American culture and how she began her long career in poetry and writing for children and adults.