Blues musician Corey Harris describes how he heard elements of his music in Mali when he made a trip there. From producer David Schulman's Musicians in Their Own Words.
Glen Creason, the map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, finds so many maps in one house, he doubles the library’s collection.
Celebrating the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
Radio producer Sean Cole is a poet (and he knows what you think of poets). One night, drunk and stumbling along the Hudson River with his friend Malissa O’Donnell, he discovered a monument to two of his poetry heroes. See more photos here.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
A poem read by Nikky Finney about the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s clothes were locked up for 50 years. We speak with the woman who created an exhibit with them.
Alex MacLean, the photographer-pilot who documented New York City’s hidden skyline gardens.
Dick visits with a Mississippi doctor who has modeled his health care plan on the "health houses" he saw during a visit to Iran.
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.
A reading by poet Martin Espada.
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