We hear from Basque sheepherders about their cooking traditions that came from their work out West, including burying a Dutch oven in the ground and stewing lamb. This portrait comes from the Kitchen Sisters, Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson.
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.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
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.
Producer Cori Princell tells Dick about a trip she made to Gorleben, Germany, to hear both sides of the nuclear waste disposal argument.
The former mayor of Carlsbad, N.M., on his region’s enthusiasm for storing nuclear waste.
Sharon Olds reads her poem about her mother picking crabs for the family.
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