The legendary dancer spoke with Studs Terkel about dance and famous dancers such as Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan. She tells Studs that the waltz was scandalous when it was first introduced.
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.
Bobby Rush talks about inspiration for his music.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
A visit to a competition among American Singer Canaries.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
A friend of Doc Watson’s talks about hanging out with the late country star.
Singer songwriter Adam Cohen on picking up the family business and writing in the tradition of his father, Leonard Cohen.
Dick speaks with Matt Sheehy, a Portland songwriter, about how his work as a forester appears in his music.
Dick remembers hearing Whitney Houston when he worked in Russia.
Dick sits down with Keenan Kampa, a U.S.-born dancer to talk about the rigorous work it takes to find a place in a dance company, and how she was invited into the storied company The Mariinsky Ballet.
The Story ends the four-day series with a short musical about Studs.
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