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.
Archival audio: Dick Gordon interviews Studs Terkel
Starlee Kine and Roman Mars dig underneath what goes into the germination of an idea.
Writer Jay Allison shares his thoughts about why he owns a gun, and we hear what his kids have to say to him about it.
Bruce Cochrane sold his family's furniture factorywhen he realized he could not compete with the low-priced furniture coming from Asia.
American scientist Margaret Palmer took a rare trip to North Korea and exchanged ideas with North Korean scientists.
A Lebanese-American who made an award-winning film about a Detroit gas station.
The rules for living next door to a gangster.
Jonathan Menjivar shares an audio letter he sent home to his mother after he had moved away.
Guest host Phoebe Judge leads us through the story of Frank Meeink, who joined a hardcore skinhead group when he was 14 years old.
Sean calls up the daughter Cholene Espinoza to hear about coming out and reconciling.
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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