Laurence loves to travel and (predictably) enjoys music from all over the world. She likes North American music but doesn't give it much airtime on World Voices since it usually dominates the airwaves at other times. In addition to working a day job, she writes songs and learns to play new musical instruments--lacking the follow-through to become an expert on any given instrument, she prefers to dabble and is addicted to the thrill of gaining limited but new proficiency on her most recent garage-sale find (currently a cello). She began hosting World Voices in 2009. After taking a two-year break to sail to the south seas and back, Laurence came back to World Voices in 2014. She believes her time at KNBA has made the return to dry land considerably more palatable than it otherwise would have been.