Cellist Shana Tucker is making a name for herself after laying the cello down in order to start a family. When lovers of her music demanded an album, Shana says they helped her raise the funds and helped reboot her career as a solo artist.
Studs Terkel spoke with the legendary dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn.
Host Dick Gordon visits the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and finds piles of books, letters from other writers of her time, and a type writer.
Writer Charlie Thompson tells the story of the Franklin County, Va., great moonshine conspiracy of 1935.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
Dick talks to Susan Polgar, the world’s first female chess grandmaster, about how her father set out to make her and her two sisters into exceptional players.
West Point professor Elizabeth Samet returns to The Story, this time to talk about Walt Whitman and the time Whitman spent witnessing the effect of fighting on soldiers in the Civil War.
Sean talks with Thomas Schultz, who found thousands of paintings in a garage when he was looking at houses on Long Island.
Author Ron Rash reads his short story "Something Rich and Strange," from his new collection, "Nothing Gold Can Stay."
Artist Toni Scott has studied the narratives of American slaves and built life-size castings of people in her work Bloodlines.
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