The New York literary scene was wowed a couple of weeks ago when poet Nikky Finney accepted a National Book Award for her book, "Head Off & Split".
We hear from the musician about how he started the group Lady Smith Black Mambazo.
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
A profile of country rocker Tift Merritt in her own words.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
A tribute to the late banjo master Earl Scruggs.
Ray Williams tells the story of signing Elton John.
A profile in words and music of the New Orleans composer, producer and musician. This comes from producer David Schulman of Musicians In Their Own Words.
When Daniela Robles was told by educational consultants that she had to follow a "script" in class, she decided to bolster her own education to fight these rigid rules
Melanie Wood was the first American-born woman to be one of the top 5 scorers and earn the title of a Putnam Fellow. Now a math professor at the University of Wisconsin, she walks Dick through a serious math problem.
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