We listen in to the poetic quoting that Carol Muske-Dukes was taught by her mother. Her mother must be pleased, as Ms. Muske Dukes is the poet laureate of California and has written eight books of poetry, including a new one called Twin Cities.
Glen Creason, the map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, finds so many maps in one house, he doubles the library’s collection.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
A profile of violinist and songwriter Andrew Bird from Jonathan Menjivar.
An auctioneer calls off plans to auction the initial resting place of Elvis Presley in Memphis.
Singer songwriter Adam Cohen on picking up the family business and writing in the tradition of his father, Leonard Cohen.
Dick speaks with Matt Sheehy, a Portland songwriter, about how his work as a forester appears in his music.
Dick remembers hearing Whitney Houston when he worked in Russia.
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.
A dreamy trip to Brazil, Argentina and France through the music of Dom la Nena.
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s clothes were locked up for 50 years. We speak with the woman who created an exhibit with them.
Charles Jones and Dick explore the power of Nike's Air Jordans and what is going on when people feel they must have them.
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