We hear from Radio Rookies reporter Kaddeem Wright as he tries to figure out why he is so unmotivated about school and his future.
We hear the story of Fanny Hensel, sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, and the music she created and was not credited for.
The diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
A musical primer on how to warm up the instrument before playing or using it.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Audio collector Randy Riddle lets us listen to selections from his massive collection of sixteen-inch transcription disks, a recording format from the 1930s.
The former mayor of Carlsbad, N.M., on his region’s enthusiasm for storing nuclear waste.
Dick sits down with Keenan Kampa, a U.S.-born dancer to talk about the rigorous work it takes to find a place in a dance company, and how she was invited into the storied company The Mariinsky Ballet.
Writer Kelly Ruth Winter reads her short story Tommy, produced by the Dime Stories radio series.
Nikky Finney reads a poem for the next generation of writers, from her collection "Head Off & Split."
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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