Tell Me More for April 13, 2009
Apr 13, 2009 — For many African-Americans, swimming is economically and culturally out of reach. A recent survey commissioned by USA Swimming found that 60 percent of black children don't know how to swim. Hampton University assistant professor and Director of Aquatics Jodi Jensen wants to reverse the trend. Jensen, who is white, talks about her efforts, as featured recently in the Washington Post Magazine.
Apr 13, 2009 — In commemoration of National Poetry Month, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rita Dove reads her poem "Ludwig Von Beethoven's Return to Vienna" from her book Sonata Mulatica. The poem imagines Beethoven contemplating his deafness as he returns to Vienna.