We offer an appreciation of the creator and host of Soul Train, Don Cornelius. Two listeners share their memories - Thomas Torain and Brett Chambers - and we hear some great dance music.
How public spaces influence political movements.
Janet Groth was a receptionist at the New Yorker magazine from 1957 to 1978. She says she was like a mother hen to the magazine's legendary writers, including J.D. Salinger.
One more antiquity to consider: Luc Sante talks about the allure of French writer Félix Fénéon, whose work he translated.
The former mayor of Carlsbad, N.M., on his region’s enthusiasm for storing nuclear waste.
Writer Kelly Ruth Winter reads her short story Tommy, produced by the Dime Stories radio series.
Nikky Finney reads a poem for the next generation of writers, from her collection "Head Off & Split."
Luc Sante talks about the "novels" of Félix Fénéon.
Jim Behrle reads his poem from the anthology The Blind See Only This World
Host Dick Gordon speaks with long-time Detroit arts patron Harriet Berg about meeting Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and her city’s underground art lovers.
Writer Jo Ann Beard reads an essay from her book "The Boys of My Youth."
Dick speaks with two women who are in the thick of events in Afghanistan. Writer Anna Badkhen takes us into small villages and describes the changes she's been seeing in the society in the last months.
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