A reading by poet Martin Espada.
Poet Martin Espada reads his poem “The Trouble Ball” about going to a baseball game with his father.
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.
We hear traditional oud playing and singing from Saadoun Al-Bayati.
French composer Stephane Wrembel on his hero, Django Reinhardt.
Ron Carter, a jazz double bass player, has been recorded on more than 2,000 albums.
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."
A story about one day in 1936 that blues guitarist Robert Johnson and cellist Pablo Casals recorded music.
After author Saul Bellow’s death in 2005, his son Greg began to understand how conflicted his father had become and the toll writing had taken on him.
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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