Author G. Neri reads a passage from his book about a boy named Marcus, "Chess Rumble."
We hear the story of Fanny Hensel, sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, and the music she created and was not credited for.
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.
Nikky Finney reads a poem for the next generation of writers, from her collection "Head Off & Split."
We offer an appreciation of the creator and host of Soul Train, Don Cornelius.
Rojelio Garcia plays chess with an old teacher - while he's behind bars.
Ron Carter, a jazz double bass player, has been recorded on more than 2,000 albums.
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