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Lizz Wright Debuts With 'Salt'

Unknown singer Lizz Wright wowed audiences with her performance at last year's Hollywood Bowl's Playboy Jazz Festival. Now, the 23-year-old Georgia native has moved to New York and is touring with Ray Charles. Wright and guest host Joe Palca discuss her debut album, Salt.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.