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.
At Capitol Pool Checkers Club each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to play checkers.
Harmonica artist Howard Levy takes us to the finish line of this political year.
Writer Krista Bremer tells the story of her 11-year-old daughter Aliya's first rock concert.
In 2001, Delfin Vigil was walking in San Francisco and passed a name scratched into the concrete, "Nikko." After seeing it once, Delfin began to see it everywhere.
Dick speaks with pianist and composer Frank Glazer, who at 97 still spreads his fingers across the keys and plans to do it for years to come.
A Maine Coon Cat who likes a well tailored outfit.
Filmmaker Doug Block explores the anatomy of his parents' marriage and his own childhood.
Dafnis Prieto talks with Dick Gordon about the revolutionary rhythms that earned him a 2011 MacArthur Genius Grant.
Rachel Sussman tells Dick about her quest to photograph the oldest living organisms.
Photographer Andrew Garnsees beauty in the pigeon.
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.
A reading by poet Martin Espada.
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