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.
Nate DiMeo tells a story about the "Mad Gasser."
Dick speaks with Toby and Itzhak Perlman about their marriage of 46 years, and how they met at music camp and became friends listening to classical music on records.
Dick speaks with MacArthur fellow Claire Chase about her passion to push the flute beyond traditional notes.
Dick speaks with Justin Torres, author of We The Animals, about his inspiration: Dorothy Allison.
Ken Perenyi paints like Rembrandt - and Modigliani and Picasso.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks to photographer Joshua Lutz about portraits he took of his mother while she was suffering from a mental illness.
Dick speaks with Dianne Dwyer Modestini, the art restorer who discovered a painting by Salvatore Mundi was actually a painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Producer David Schulman has recorded the front man of the Cowboy Junkies in his own words. Listen to a lovely soundtrack to ice travels.
A reading from Ray Bardbury's fictional short story about humans colonizing Mars.
The who’s who of Baghdad’s Green Zone ate steak and drank fine wine at a bar that billed itself as “an oasis of calm.” Dick speaks with owner James Thornett.
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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