Joshua Lutz describes the photograph he could not take on Sept. 11, 2001. From the collection of essays, Photographs Not Taken.
The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark.
Contributor Roman Mars of 99% Invisible tells the story of the original Teddy Bear.
A videographer of the 18-th century pirate ship Blackbeard.
Blues musician Corey Harris describes how he heard elements of his music in Mali when he made a trip there.
Ira Glass reads an Allen Ginsberg poem to the music of Philip Glass.
Dick speaks with Jeffrey Yang, a poet who has translated the works of imprisoned Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Phoebe Judge talks with writer Edward Hoagland, the novelist and essayist noted especially for his writings about nature and wildlife.
Rojelio Garcia plays chess with an old teacher - while he's behind bars.
Joe Thompson was a link to a style of fiddling that goes back generations. He died this week at the age of 93.
Jim Hays commissioned a novel about the succession of Texas to make a point about the federal government.
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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