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.
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.
A reading by poet Martin Espada.
Sean speaks with Kelly Sue DeConnick, who writes the character Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, for Marvel Comics. We hear about her military background and recent uniform tweak.
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
Author G. Neri reads a passage from his book about a boy named Marcus, "Chess Rumble."
Anna Schuleit is a MacArthur Genius Award winner. Her dramatic, large scale work is often based on things like abandoned buildings, and the remnants of war.
In an occasional series, we ask authors if they’ve ever met their literary heroes. Essayist and novelist Andrew Lam talks about meeting his hero, fiction writer Russell Banks.
When illustrator James Gulliver Hancock moved to New York City in 2009, he started to get familiar with the city by illustrating its buildings. He has compiled his sketches in his new book.
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.
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