Nicole Lacroix is the weekday evening host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. After receiving a degree in music from Trinity College, Lacroix spent fifteen years at WGMS in Washington, with stints at VOA, KDFC San Francisco and at Baltimore's WJHU and WBJC.
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.