Ron Carter, a jazz double bass player, has been recorded on more than 2,000 albums. Read that again: More than 2,000 albums. Independent producer David Schulman profiled him as part of his series, Musicians in their Own Words.
Studs Terkel spoke with the legendary dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn.
Host Dick Gordon visits the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and finds piles of books, letters from other writers of her time, and a type writer.
Writer Charlie Thompson tells the story of the Franklin County, Va., great moonshine conspiracy of 1935.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
Andrea Morales captured the details of coming of age in a small Ohio town by spending time with young women. The honesty of those photographs caught the eye of photography judges at Time Magazine.
The story of an audacious American who invades a country in Latin America and declares himself president.
Actor Scott Shepherd tells host Dick Gordon about reading every single word of the Great Gatsby on stage.
Collecting Middle Eastern lullabies.
Tomie DePaola's books have won reams of awards, including both top literary nods for children: the Newbury Medal for outstanding writing and the Caldecott Medal for illustration.
Tomie has also published a book for adults, called "Christmas Memories." The book includes holiday memories from his storied life - suburban childhood, bohemian art school, and cloistered monastery.
Rojelio Garcia plays chess with an old teacher - while he's behind bars.
Author G. Neri reads a passage from his book about a boy named Marcus, "Chess Rumble."
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