A poem by Sharon Olds.
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.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
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.
Jim Hays commissioned a novel about the succession of Texas to make a point about the federal government.
Yacub Addy knows what it’s like to try and hang on to traditional culture. He is a Ghanaian drum master.
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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