Today on Here & Now

As many as 20 tornadoes raked western Massachusetts last night – causing a lot of damage. In what is rapidly becoming The Tornado Report, we’re going to get an update from the scene today.

Arts writer Thomson Smillie joins us for some analysis of the Louisville Orchestra’s reorganization plan and what the future could hold for that organization and its musicians.

A C-J recent article talked with Louisvillian Nathan Salsburg, who is carrying on the work of ethnomusicologist and folklorist Alan Lomax. Lomax collected thousand of field recordings of world folk music of the 20th century. We’ll learn more about Lomax and hear some of his recordings this hour (and you can explore his archive online at the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center).