Guest host Sean Cole looks at photos that Joshua Lutz took of his mother to create a portrait of her life-long mental illness. In the end, the photos allowed him to confront his fears about his own sanity.
Joseph Shabalala tells the story of how music comes to him in his dreams.
Author Lois Lowry talks on her classic novel The Giver.
Roman Mars of 99% Invisible explores how common languages might help stop hate and factionalism.
Dicks speaks with Thomas Steinbeck about how a Texas judge used Lennie, a character from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, to measure mental ability in a death penalty case.
Music and conversation about an improvisational collaboration between a pianist and a violinist.
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
Iranian composer Richard Danielpour on his piece “Darkness in the Ancient Valley.”
Author G. Neri reads a passage from his book about a boy named Marcus, "Chess Rumble."
We hear the story of an American folk song, "This Land is Your Land."
The author reads the chapter "Lina" from his novel.
The story of the great moonshine conspiracy in Franklin County, VA.
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