In 2001, Delfin Vigil was walking in San Francisco and passed a name scratched into the concrete, "Nikko." After seeing it once, Delfin began to see it everywhere.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Katie Davis has vivid memories of a particular Washinton, DC corner store.
Dick speaks with longtime civil rights and voter registration activist Alice Tregay of Chicago, about the on-the-ground work that it takes to register and get people to the polls.
Radio producer Sean Cole is a poet (and he knows what you think of poets). One night, drunk and stumbling along the Hudson River with his friend Malissa O’Donnell, he discovered a monument to two of his poetry heroes. See more photos here.
How a college professor from Southern California developed a relationship with the transnational criminal organization MS-13.
Reporter Jon Kalish speaks with families and boaters trying to keep their boats from breaking loose in New York’s Hudson River.
Dick speaks to Nick Berry, a bike messenger in Manhattan, shortly after the storm.
Dick speaks with a New York City urban miner about digging tunnels for the Second Avenue Subway and his union, the Local 147.
Producer Zak Rosen tells the story of an utopian Detroit with new transit ways and a stronger communities.
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