I host the Classical Hour on KRUU-LP 100.1 FM every Friday 10 a.m. 'til Noon. I'm originally from the Boston area and am nostalgic for Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops -- especially the album, Classics for Children. I was a band-geek in high school and played flute and trumpet; Stravinsky's Firebird was emblazoned upon my memory with some difficulty and resulted in my love of his clashy-clangy, dissonant and shocking compositions. I love a piece of music that surprises and wakes me up. As a dabbler in art, music and writing, I have an appreciation for those artists who dare to practice their craft without reservation and dedicate their lives to the arts. Sometimes I'm a yoga teacher: I studied with Barbara Benagh at The Yoga Studio in Boston. I live in Fairfield, Iowa, with my husband Michael, a 3-year old daughter and two dogs.