Thao Nguyen at Regional Bias 2010, by Charlie Homo

While she’s been working a new album, Thao Nguyen has also found time to become a public radio contributor. She recently shared this story about her grandmother for NPR’s program, Snap Judgment. Thao also composed the instrumentals that accompany the piece.

Thao’s also been touring with RadioLab, and to celebrate Public Radio Month, did this brief interview with that program’s hosts, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, while backstage before a live performance in Salt Lake City.