We hear from club performer Luther "Captain Luke" Meyer about playing in unlicensed music clubs in the l950's in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Produced by David Schulman of Musicians in Their Own Words.
The life of a cartoonist was not easy and certainly wasn't lucrative. Keith Knight caught a big break when he launched his first syndicated comic strip, which started running in many high profile papers. Then the bottom fell out of the newspaper industry. Also in the show: A woman tries to save her ancestral language.
A new nonprofit is building affordable housing by rehabbing foreclosed and abandoned houses that were slated for landfill. Also in this episode: Helen Roy is trying to keep her native language, Ojibwe, alive.