Claudia Schmidt can overwhelm a person with torrents of poetry and song. Her head is full of stories and she's very busy performing and recording them with as much energy as she has at any time in her 30 year career. Claudia is featured in the first hour of Radio Heartland tonight, doing some songs from her new CD, "Promising Sky".
In the second hour, there'll be actual gales with rain and wind alongside floods, numerous tornadoes and a volcanic eruption as we re-visit an hour from last summer that featured a collection of musical natural disasters. That's part of the misery connected with Mother Nature's earnest attempts to kill us - she keeps trying.
Forces of nature are featured tonight from 9 to 11 pm on Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio News stations. These hours will be repeated Sunday at noon and Monday at 6 p.m. online at radioheartland.org and on digital radio in the Twin Cities.