Every once in a while, we pull out a story by producer David Schulman. In this one, the banjo player Abigail Washburn talks about her connection to China and what drives her as a musician.
Celebrating the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
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.
Illustrator Matt Kish speaks with Dick about how he channeled an obsession with Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick into a work of art for each page of the novel.
A poem by Sharon Olds capturing a daughter's trip home to a sick father.
Andrea Morales captured the details of coming of age in a small Ohio town by spending time with young women. The honesty of those photographs caught the eye of photography judges at Time Magazine.
Collecting Middle Eastern lullabies.
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.
Interviews with the man behind some of the Marx Brothers' greatest lines.
We offer another missive from Egypt from the Poetic Portraits of a Revolution. This one muses on the idea of heroes. The poets are Kane Smego, Mohammad Moussa and Will McInerney.
How a sailboat survived the Northeast's worst hurricane of the 20th century.
One day, a whale washed up on the shore of a small town in Maine. Reporter Molly Menschel went to visit.
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