Dick speaks with longtime diver Rick Allen, an underwater videographer of the 18th-century Blackbeard pirate ship, about losing his arm in an accident and then being fitted with an iron arm and hand that he now dives with. Watch a video of him here.
Celebrating the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
Naomi Shihab Nye shares two poems about the classroom.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
A profile of country rocker Tift Merritt in her own words.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
A poem read by Nikky Finney about the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
A tribute to the late banjo master Earl Scruggs.
Ray Williams tells the story of signing Elton John.
Carlos Martinez had a master’s in engineering, but was an undocumented immigrant and couldn’t work legally. He was one of the first to apply for the deferred action plan this summer.
Eavesdropping underwater on the sounds of whales and their pods.
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