Samaria Graham, an actress, talks about the time she spent with children's author Maurice Sendak as they worked together on the play based on Sendak's work “Really Rosie.” She says that Sendak loved children more than adults.
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.
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.
Photographer Charlotte Dumas likes to photograph working animals, and spent time at night in the stables of Arlington National Cemetery.
Dick speaks with Alison Feigh, whose classmate Jacob Wetterling was abducted in 1989 and never found. She now works at the National Child Protection Safety Center.
The debate on whether a small Massachusetts town should build a new library.
Search all Stories
American Public Media's online services are supported by users like you. Contribute now…