We hear traditional oud playing and singing from Saadoun Al-Bayati. He began doing the call for prayer when he was seven years old and now lives in the U.S.
The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark.
Contributor Roman Mars of 99% Invisible tells the story of the original Teddy Bear.
A videographer of the 18-th century pirate ship Blackbeard.
The story of a photo of the Cincinnati River in 1848.
Dick speaks with Jeffrey Yang, a poet who has translated the works of imprisoned Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Phoebe Judge talks with writer Edward Hoagland, the novelist and essayist noted especially for his writings about nature and wildlife.
Rojelio Garcia plays chess with an old teacher - while he's behind bars.
Jim Hays commissioned a novel about the succession of Texas to make a point about the federal government.
The story of a poet who changed Santiago, Chile, through poems.
Poet Kathleen Flenniken says her book “Plume” is an attempt to make sense of the pride and betrayal she feels from growing up near a Cold War nuclear plant.
We’ve followed Ahmed Fadaam, an Iraqi interpreter and artist, for six years, and now Ahmed has moved to the U.S.
Dick speaks with Dr. Azzam Alwash, who works with the conservation group Nature Iraq trying to recreate the wetlands of Iraq.
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