Dave Sirrota is on a campaign to update etiquette. He argues that it’s just fine, really, to write an e-mail to thank someone for a gift. Dick pursues this with his mother’s voice in his head. Read David's essay about this on Salon
Archival audio: Dick Gordon interviews Studs Terkel
Starlee Kine and Roman Mars dig underneath what goes into the germination of an idea.
Writer Jay Allison shares his thoughts about why he owns a gun, and we hear what his kids have to say to him about it.
Bruce Cochrane sold his family's furniture factorywhen he realized he could not compete with the low-priced furniture coming from Asia.
American scientist Margaret Palmer took a rare trip to North Korea and exchanged ideas with North Korean scientists.
A Lebanese-American who made an award-winning film about a Detroit gas station.
The rules for living next door to a gangster.
Jonathan Menjivar shares an audio letter he sent home to his mother after he had moved away.
Guest host Phoebe Judge leads us through the story of Frank Meeink, who joined a hardcore skinhead group when he was 14 years old.
Sean calls up the daughter Cholene Espinoza to hear about coming out and reconciling.
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.
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