We hear from Radio Rookies reporter Kaddeem Wright as he tries to figure out why he is so unmotivated about school and his future.
Joseph Shabalala tells the story of how music comes to him in his dreams.
Annie Leibovitz tells Phoebe Judge about the project that saved her. She's calling it Pilgrimage.
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."
Poet Nikki Finney reads her poem about a lightning storm.
Dick speaks with pianist and composer Frank Glazer, who at 97 still spreads his fingers across the keys and plans to do it for years to come.
Photographer Andrew Garn sees the beauty in a much maligned bird: the pigeon. Lauren Spohrer has the story.
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