In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.
Pastor Shirley Caesar is known around the world for her sermons and songs. The 83-year-old Durham, North Carolina, native will perform May 5 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, one of her biggest concerts since the start of the pandemic.