At age 76, Susan Faludi's father underwent sex reassignment surgery. When Stephen became Stefanie, the feminist writer sets out on a journey to better understand her father -- an exploration that becomes an inquiry into the meaning of identity.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
Martin Goldsmith, former host of NPR’s "Performance Today," discusses his family memoir, "The Inextinguishable Symphony." His parents met and fell in love in Nazi Germany, when both were performers in a Jewish symphony established as a propaganda tool to make the outside world believe that Jews were being treated well. The author tells two stories: that of this little-known piece of Holocaust history; and that of his parents’ escape to the United States.
- Martin Goldsmith Director of classical music programming for XM satellite Radio, co-host of "Songs for Aging Children," and author of "The Inextinguishable Symphony."
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