After decades of writing poetry and interviewing poets on her radio show "The Poet And the Poem," Grace Cavalieri has been named Maryland's 10th poet laureate.
The daughter of a rocket scientist, Ellen Stofan was four when she saw her first rocket launch. Unlike some children, she never outgrew her childhood fascination with outer space. As an adult, she set off in her father’s footsteps and never looked back, becoming NASA’s chief scientist in 2013. Now, she heads the National Air and Space Museum where she once interned at as as a college student. Kojo speaks with Stofan on her move from the space agency to a Smithsonian museum, and her vision for the institution.
- Ellen Stofan Director, National Air and Space Museum; @EllenStofan
Most Recent Shows
Federal workers protest the government shutdown at the Hart Senate Building. We speak with a WAMU 88.5 reporter live from the protest.
As the shutdown drags on, many unpaid Transportation Security Administration workers have stopped showing up to work. How could their absence affect airport security in our region?
In 2018, record rainfall washed pollution from farms and city streets into the Bay's waterways. As climate change intensifies, what can be done to save the Chesapeake?