Contributor Roman Mars of 99% Invisible tells the story of the original Teddy Bear and a wannabe Billy Possum. Who knew our toys had so much history?
Gregory Porter sings and scats talking to Phoebe Judge about being his mother's "songster" and being told he sounded like Nat King Cole as a boy.
The granddaughter of Catholic activist Dorothy Day & the diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
A musical primer on how to warm up the instrument before playing or using it.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Audio collector Randy Riddle lets us listen to selections from his massive collection of sixteen-inch transcription disks, a recording format from the 1930s.
Charles Hill has a list of paintings he loves - some have been stolen, some he has recovered.
Angela Walters talks to Dick about the photos she found scattered after the tornado, and the archive she started.
Tim Doner, 16, has discovered he has a knack for learning languages. He speaks Mandarin, Farsi and more than a dozen others.
A Poem from Martin Espada.
How Chase Iron Eyes, a Lakota indian, is raising $9 million to buy part of a South Dakota mountain range.
Author Lois Lowry talks on her classic novel The Giver.
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