It's hard to find all the words that fit Ashley Bryan: he writes, collects folklore, sings, teaches and recites poetry. Bryan speaks with Dick about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals and the power of voice. [See more photos of Ashley's work here.]
Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello talk about being married and being on-demand opera singers. Also in this show: a primer on how to warm up an instrument before playing, and a dancer who fell from a rooftop.
And for this day The Story's tradition- we offer stories from writer Tomie dePaola. His books have won top literary awards for children: the Newbery Medal for outstanding writing and the Caldecott Medal for illustration.