A moment with pianist and composer Lois Vierk, who talks about the inspiration she gets from winds and thunderstorms. And it makes sense that the forces of nature intervene during this conversation. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Studs Terkel spoke with the legendary dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn.
Host Dick Gordon visits the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and finds piles of books, letters from other writers of her time, and a type writer.
Writer Charlie Thompson tells the story of the Franklin County, Va., great moonshine conspiracy of 1935.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
A poem by Sharon Olds capturing a daughter's trip home to a sick father.
Andrea Morales captured the details of coming of age in a small Ohio town by spending time with young women. The honesty of those photographs caught the eye of photography judges at Time Magazine.
The story of an audacious American who invades a country in Latin America and declares himself president.
Actor Scott Shepherd tells host Dick Gordon about reading every single word of the Great Gatsby on stage.
Collecting Middle Eastern lullabies.
Dick talks to sports writer Frank Deford, of Sports Illustrated and NPR's Morning Edition, about his friendship with tennis pro Arthur Ashe, who spoke out against South Africa’s apartheid.
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