A poem by Sharon Olds.
We hear from the musician about how he started the group Lady Smith Black Mambazo.
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
A profile of country rocker Tift Merritt in her own words.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
Photographer Katie Orlinsky was based in Mexico and she saw that women were caught up in the drug wars and began to document it.
The spat between Lady Sovereign and a jelly donut.
Listeners respond to Dick’s request for stories about music.
Dick explores the details of a cold case that caught the eye of a crime writer for Law and Order.
Veteran newsman Bruce Nolan tells Dick about reporting during Hurricane Katrina, and how readers in New Orleans are grieving the reduced planned cuts at the Times-Picayune.
Dick speaks with two sisters whose lives were deeply shaped by Title IX.
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