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.
Continuing The Story’s celebration of Studs Terkel, Dick sits down with U.S.-born dancer Keenan Kampa and speaks about the process of finding a place in the dance company, and the history of the stage.
Phoebe Judge retraces a 50-year-old murder spree with photographer Christian Patterson.
One night in Plano, Texas, bowler Bill Fong was close to hitting three perfect games in a row.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
Dick talks to Susan Polgar, the world’s first female chess grandmaster, about how her father set out to make her and her two sisters into exceptional players.
West Point professor Elizabeth Samet returns to The Story, this time to talk about Walt Whitman and the time Whitman spent witnessing the effect of fighting on soldiers in the Civil War.
Sean talks with Thomas Schultz, who found thousands of paintings in a garage when he was looking at houses on Long Island.
Author Ron Rash reads his short story "Something Rich and Strange," from his new collection, "Nothing Gold Can Stay."
Artist Toni Scott has studied the narratives of American slaves and built life-size castings of people in her work Bloodlines.
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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