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Nikki Giovanni, '33 Variations' & Sheep Eco-Mowers


Dee Perry welcomes award-winning Ohio poet Nikki Giovanni to share poems from her new book - Chasing Utopia - prior to her appearances at Case Western Reserve University and The Cuyahoga County Public Library. Plus we share a performance by the stars of The Beck Center's 33 Variations featuring the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. And ideastream's Anne Glausser takes us to a vacant lot in Cleveland where sheep are employed as urban “eco-mowers.” Nikki Giovanni, poet

Sarah May, director

Maryann Nagel, actor

Dana Hart, actor

Stuart Raleigh, pianist

Dave DeOreo is coordinating producer for Ideastream Public Media’s arts and culture team.