Bernice Johnson Reagon also participated in the protests of the time. She did it through song as a part of "The Freedom Singers" and spent time in jail. Later she became a composer, performer and educator. Hear her original interview with us.
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.
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.
Writer Jon Carroll talks with his daughter about her passion for the trapeze - while she's up in the air.
A sculptor recreates Rome’s Trevi Fountain - in cardboard.
Rupa Marya is leader of the band Rupa and the April Fishes. But to her patients, she's known as Dr. Marya. Rupa has juggled her desire to be both a musician and a doctor since she was little.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides where whites and blacks rode public buses south to support the fight for civil rights
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