"Hope is the thing with feathers/that perches in the soul," Emily Dickinson wrote. Ellen Kushner explores the many things that give us hope, and plays the music that keeps us going in times of deepest need. From the Greek myth of Pandora to a modern American woman's hope for children, the stories are many and varied. We'll hear from American poets and Irish singers, African bards and gospel wailers, all with the same message: "Don't lose hope. Everything's gonna be all right."