We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move. He competed in high school and later coached. He says wrestling and writing both require discipline. This feature comes from Shaul Schwarz and Time’s LightBox blog.
Roman Mars explores the idea of an innovative monument to free speech
Dick speaks with Dianne Dwyer Modestini, the art restorer who discovered a painting by Salvatore Mundi was actually a painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Dick speaks with Petna Ndaliko, a community activist in Congo trying to bring peopled together, despite threats against him
A reading by poet Martin Espada.
Sean speaks with Kelly Sue DeConnick, who writes the character Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, for Marvel Comics. We hear about her military background and recent uniform tweak.
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
French composer Stephane Wrembel on his hero, Django Reinhardt.
Poet Martin Espada reads his poem “Trouble Ball” about going to a baseball game with his father.
Ron Carter, a jazz double bass player, has been recorded on more than 2,000 albums.
Robert Battle wore leg braces as a child, and now is director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He calls his work a way to "testify."
Dick talks to a man living near Colorado’s Waldo Canyon, where a wildfire has burned more than 24 square miles.
Fiona Fairhurst modeled a swimsuit after sharks’ skin, and it helped swimmers shatter records at the 2000 Olympics.
A coach who helped a boy from West Chicago become an Olympic wrestler.
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