Poet Martin Espada reads his poem “Trouble Ball” about going to a baseball game with his father.
We hear from the musician about how he started the group Lady Smith Black Mambazo.
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
A profile of country rocker Tift Merritt in her own words.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
The spat between Lady Sovereign and a jelly donut.
Listeners respond to Dick’s request for stories about music.
Dick explores the details of a cold case that caught the eye of a crime writer for Law and Order.
Musician Tom Irwin found a diary squirreled away in a cupboard in the family home, which has inspired Tom’s latest CD, "Sangamon Songs."
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
One day during the minor leagues in l987, you could’ve used the ball to make French fries. Instead, the players made some minor history.
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