When Jim Sadwith was in high school in the 1960s, he showed up a J.D. Salinger’s front door. He wanted Salinger's permission to adapt The Catcher in the Rye for a high school performance. Tune in for Salinger's answer.
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.
Blues musician Corey Harris describes how he heard elements of his music in Mali when he made a trip there.
Music and conversation about an improvisational collaboration between a pianist and a violinist.
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.
Rojelio Garcia plays chess with an old teacher - while he's behind bars.
Joe Thompson was a link to a style of fiddling that goes back generations. He died this week at the age of 93.
Yacub Addy knows what it’s like to try and hang on to traditional culture. He is a Ghanaian drum master.
Janet Groth was a receptionist at the New Yorker magazine from 1957 to 1978. She says she was like a mother hen to the magazine's legendary writers, including J.D. Salinger.
Guest host Sean Cole explores the past as captured by Google's Street View images.
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