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 the story of Fanny Hensel, sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, and the music she created and was not credited for.
The diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
A musical primer on how to warm up the instrument before playing or using it.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Audio collector Randy Riddle lets us listen to selections from his massive collection of sixteen-inch transcription disks, a recording format from the 1930s.
Charles Hill has a list of paintings he loves - some have been stolen, some he has recovered.
Angela Walters talks to Dick about the photos she found scattered after the tornado, and the archive she started.
Tim Doner, 16, has discovered he has a knack for learning languages. He speaks Mandarin, Farsi and more than a dozen others.
Dick speaks with Josef Astor, director of Lost Bohemia, a film about the former residents and the walls that were torn down.
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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