Joshua Lutz describes the photograph he could not take on Sept. 11, 2001. From the collection of essays, Photographs Not Taken.
Israeli-Iranian pop star Rita Jahanforuz talks on her new album, "My Joys."
Music with David Schulman.
How public spaces influence political movements.
Dick speaks to Mississippi dancer Nicole Marquez about her fall off a sixth-story apartment rooftop.
Janet Groth was a receptionist at the New Yorker magazine from 1957 to 1978. She says she was like a mother hen to the magazine's legendary writers, including J.D. Salinger.
One more antiquity to consider: Luc Sante talks about the allure of French writer Félix Fénéon, whose work he translated.
The former mayor of Carlsbad, N.M., on his region’s enthusiasm for storing nuclear waste.
The legendary dancer spoke with Studs Terkel about dance and famous dancers such as Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan.
Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier performs and talks to Dick about her search for her birth mother.
Gillian Welch, the Nashville singer-songwriter, tells the story behind her song Elvis Presley Blues.
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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