A poem by Sharon Olds capturing a daughter's trip home to a sick father.
We hear the story of Fanny Hensel, sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, and the music she created and was not credited for.
The diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
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.
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.
Writer Kelly Ruth Winter reads her short story Tommy, produced by the Dime Stories radio series.
We offer an appreciation of the creator and host of Soul Train, Don Cornelius.
Dick speaks with Dr. Timothy Lepore, the colorful, contrarian physician on the world-famous island of Nantucket. He's surgeon, medical examiner, football team doctor, accidental homicide detective and more.
Ken Campbell begins a trip next week to catalogue the debris from the Japanese tsunami.
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