A few years ago, a dead whale washed up on the shore of Lubec, Maine. Residents had mixed reactions, but most of them felt a sense of wonder and smallness. The story was produced by Molly Menschel at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Thoughts on working from a paperboy, and a waitress in interviews by Studs Terkel.
Jake Warga talks to tourists and immigrants who have landed in Detroit, and see the troubled city as the epicenter of rebirth in America.
Eric Glatt secured a glamorous Hollywood internship, worked for free, and ended up suing the company.
Kayaking and walking on Ellesmere Island, a rugged land of towering mountains, vast ice fields, and a deeply indented coastline.
A former vegan on why he started hunting deer for his sustenance.
How a woman discovered a man living in her attic.
Phoebe Judge speaks with writer Marcia Aldrich about her exploration of a friend’s suicide, in her book Companion to an Untold Story.
Writer and regular contributor Ann Hood tells how she, a life-long Democrat, met her husband, a Republican.
A Kenyan community that fights drought by literally walking the other way.
Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian took photos, filmed, and interviewed inmates at length in Texas’ death row in 1979. Their documentary and book are being re-issued this month.
How a sailboat survived the Northeast's worst hurricane of the 20th century.
Abigail Washburn weaves her experiences of China into bluegrass compositions.
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