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.
Thanatos is the Greek god of death, and a man bearing his name roams the streets of Vancouver in a mask.
A reading of a thriller from 1843 full of paranoia, hallucinations and a heart that pursues its killer. John Astin reads Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Dick visits with a Mississippi doctor who has modeled his health care plan on the "health houses" he saw during a visit to Iran.
When Neil White was sentenced to 18 months for check fraud, he expected a minimum-security prison. Instead, he found himself in a home for leprosy patients.
Host Dick Gordon visits the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and finds piles of books, letters from other writers of her time, and a type writer.
When she was in college, Deborah Eaker Rich spent a summer working in a textile mill in South Carolina. One of her jobs was to thread a big machine and it taught her a lesson about the value of work.
Dick speaks with MacArthur fellow Claire Chase about her passion to push the flute beyond traditional notes.
A profile of country rocker Tift Merritt in her own words.
Ron Carter, a jazz double bass player, has been recorded on more than 2,000 albums.
Dick explores traditional plena music with saxophonist Miguel Zenon, who has been hearing and playing it his whole life.
The Greek magazine editor who published a list of people skirting taxes with bank accounts in Switzerland tells Dick about his arrest for violating privacy.
Author Allan Gurganus tells Dick about meeting Tennessee Williams.
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