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Meredith Monk on the Healing Power of Art

Biology, climate change, immigration, and Fascism: Meredith Monk is a “Genius Grant” Award-winning artist who’s taken on some of the most impactful and most difficult issues of our time.

A version of this story, along with a complete interview with Meredith Monk, is available on the Classical 91.5 website.

Brenda Tremblay bolts out of bed every weekday morning at 4:00 a.m. to present classical music on Classical 91.5 FM, streaming at (The broadcast starts at 6:00 a.m. with birdsong, inspired by the BBC.) She’s an NEA Fellow who’s interviewed musical luminaires such as Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, and Steve Reich. She also produces and hosts the RPO radio concerts and other local productions, and works with the Center for Public Affairs to create arts and cultural coverage for all media services. Her productions have earned three Gracies from the Association of Women in Radio and Television, many AP awards, and a national Gabriel Award.