A reading by poet Martin Espada.
Poet Martin Espada reads his poem “The Trouble Ball” about going to a baseball game with his father.
Texas BBQ man Clyde Biggins talks about slow roasting in brisket – even in prison.
Master bow maker and MacArthur "Genius," Benoit Rolland, followed by a literary actuary.
High-tech archivist Mike Toth, a real life Indiana Jones, tells Dick how he helped monks in Egypt.
Roman Mars of 99% Invisible, a podcast about design, explores the minute and elaborate design that goes into stamps.
A John Cage Music Walk to celebrate his centenary.
Photographer Andrew Garn sees the beauty in a much maligned bird: the pigeon. Lauren Spohrer has the story.
An excerpt from Fahrenheit 451 in remembrance of author Ray Bradbury.
Aaron Schuman tells a story about a photograph he chose not to take. From the book Photographs Not Taken.
Melissa Lowery is the mother of two black girls growing up in a predominantly white suburb of Portland, Ore.
At 97 years old, Frank Glazer's fingers are cramped at times but he still can spread them across the keys to practice and practice new sonatas.
Dick visits with a Mississippi doctor who has modeled his health care plan on the "health houses" he saw during a visit to Iran.
Blues musician Corey Harris describes how he heard elements of his music in Mali when he made a trip there.
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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