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".
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.
Bobby Rush talks about inspiration for his music.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
A visit to a competition among American Singer Canaries.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
A friend of Doc Watson’s talks about hanging out with the late country star.
A song from a recently released Louis Armstrong track.
Dick talks to Susan Polgar, the world’s first female chess grandmaster, about how her father set out to make her and her two sisters into exceptional players.
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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