A musician turns the 24-hour news cycle into fodder for his songs

The Takeaway
The World
Michael Hearst is a professional musician and composer whose latest side project is creating short ditties pulled straight from the 24-hour news cycle. Hearst calls himself the ?anchor? of this endeavor, and the audio-blog's title is ?Songs for Newsworthy News.? We talk with him about the project, recent songs, and challenge him to improvise a new one based on The Takeaway's morning broadcast. Guest: Michael Hearst, ?anchor? of the audio-blog ?Songs for Newsworthy News?. The song he wrote on The Takeaway is also available at http://www.songsfornewsworthynews.com.