Dick speaks with Back Porch Music co-host Freddy Jenkins about the late banjo master Earl Scruggs.
The diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
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."
Photographer Charlotte Dumas likes to photograph working animals, and spent time at night in the stables of Arlington National Cemetery.
The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark. And, yes, it is purple.
Dick speaks with Gershon Baskin, the American-Israeli peace activist who helped arrange Gilad Shalit’s release from Hamas captivity in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners last year.
Listeners respond to Dick’s request for stories about music.
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