There's a New World Comin' with Toshi Reagon

The Brown sisters interview the legendary Toshi Reagon about the making of the Parable of the Sower Opera, a production years in the making, based on the dystopian novel by Octavia E. Butler. We caught Toshi in the midst of the New York premiere of the opera, and we talked with her about turning earthseed into song, lessons from her mother, and the necessity of creative practice.

Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions

Grieving, Loving Ursula Le Guin

Writer Ursula K. Le Guin died last week. She was 88. adrienne reflects on her relationship with the god, the writer, the thinker, the mother.

(with an excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin accepting the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014)