Joshua Lutz describes the photograph he could not take on Sept. 11, 2001. From the collection of essays, Photographs Not Taken.
Producer Katie Davis talks to writer Sherman Alexie about losing language and the permanence of song among Native Americans.
Dan Skwire studies numbers by day, and death, life and insurance in classic literature by night.
A fictional drama about Edgar Allan Poe’s death.
A John Cage Music Walk to celebrate his centenary.
An excerpt from Fahrenheit 451 in remembrance of author Ray Bradbury.
The debate on whether a small Massachusetts town should build a new library.
Poet Nikki Finney reads her poem about a lightning storm.
Writer John Irving, a life-long wrestler, speaks from his exercise room.
We stop a moment to listen to the arresting guitar work of Howard Sumlin, who died this week.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks to Andy Marx about the phone call his grandfather Groucho Marx got from a man offering him the archives of his hit show "You Bet Your Life."
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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