David is the Classical WETA 90.9 FM's weekday morning host, producer of Classical Conversations and Choral Showcase, and VivaLaVoce host. He came to WETA in 1989 after working in Ithaca and Binghamton (New York), Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), and Gainesville (Florida).
Classical WETA's online station VivaLaVoce presents classical vocal music in all its forms, from the Middle Ages to the present, 24 hours per day. Featuring Opera, Choral Music, and Art Song, the station offers something for everyone who loves vocal classical music.
Senior Editor of The Atlantic, Derek Thompson, tells Tricia about his new book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. He explains what makes Adele’s Hello and Drake’s Hot Line Bling top charts hits and how Star Wars was almost not famous. Plus, Derek says that popular doesn’t always mean cool, which is great news for nerds everywhere.