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.
The diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Charles Hill has a list of paintings he loves - some have been stolen, some he has recovered.
Dick sits down with Keenan Kampa, a U.S.-born dancer to talk about the rigorous work it takes to find a place in a dance company, and how she was invited into the storied company The Mariinsky Ballet.
Writer Kelly Ruth Winter reads her short story Tommy, produced by the Dime Stories radio series.
Nikky Finney reads a poem for the next generation of writers, from her collection "Head Off & Split."
The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark. And, yes, it is purple.
Andrew Lam reads from his short story, "The Palmist."
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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