Angely Tavares, a New York City teen, visits family regularly in the Dominican Republic, and wishes she could call the island home. She talks about the duality in an essay produced by WNYC's Radio Rookies.
Archival audio: Dick Gordon interviews Studs Terkel
Starlee Kine and Roman Mars dig underneath what goes into the germination of an idea.
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.
The stories of a fire lookout.
As details of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin's death are debated around the country, Dick speaks with Detric Goss, a mother of two who lives outside of Atlanta.
Dafnis Prieto talks with Dick Gordon about the revolutionary rhythms that earned him a 2011 MacArthur Genius Grant.
When she was 12, Brittany McArdle left a note on a plane. Years later, she learned through the public art blog Postsecret that it had inspired a wedding proposal.
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