Joshua Lutz describes the photograph he could not take on Sept. 11, 2001. From the collection of essays, Photographs Not Taken.
Joseph Shabalala tells the story of how music comes to him in his dreams.
Author Lois Lowry talks on her classic novel The Giver.
Roman Mars of 99% Invisible explores how common languages might help stop hate and factionalism.
Dicks speaks with Thomas Steinbeck about how a Texas judge used Lennie, a character from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, to measure mental ability in a death penalty case.
Music and conversation about an improvisational collaboration between a pianist and a violinist.
Iranian composer Richard Danielpour on his piece “Darkness in the Ancient Valley.”
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
Author G. Neri reads a passage from his book about a boy named Marcus, "Chess Rumble."
We hear the story of an American folk song, "This Land is Your Land."
Anna Schuleit is a MacArthur Genius Award winner. Her dramatic, large scale work is often based on things like abandoned buildings, and the remnants of war.
Dick talks a photographer from the ancient city of Aleppo who, in the aftermath of the massacre in the city of Houla, says he’s reluctant to choose sides in his country’s conflict.
Dicks calls up Osama, an opposition activist who has been in hiding in Syria for months. He speaks to us from Damascus and says people have to choose sides now.
Producer Phoebe Judge calls up Illinois Rep. Mike Bost to ask him about an impassioned speech that he made on the state house floor and has gone viral on YouTube.
Producer Katie Davis says the best time to ask a politician for something is now - during election season.
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