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.
Roman Mars explores the idea of an innovative monument to free speech
Dick speaks with Dianne Dwyer Modestini, the art restorer who discovered a painting by Salvatore Mundi was actually a painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Dick speaks with Petna Ndaliko, a community activist in Congo trying to bring peopled together, despite threats against him
Author Salman Rushdie talks about running from his death sentence in Iran.
Martin Espada reads his poem.
Poet Martin Espada reads his poem “Trouble Ball” about going to a baseball game with his father.
Robert Battle wore leg braces as a child, and now is director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He calls his work a way to "testify."
We listen in to the poetic quoting that Carol Muske-Dukes was taught by her mother.
The New York literary scene was wowed a couple of weeks ago when poet Nikky Finney accepted a National Book Award for her book, "Head Off & Split".
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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