A fictional radio drama - with some truth - about the mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death and the political tricks played in his time. This comes from Jonathan Mitchell and the podcast The Truth.
Joseph Shabalala tells the story of how music comes to him in his dreams.
Annie Leibovitz tells Phoebe Judge about the project that saved her. She's calling it Pilgrimage.
A reading by poet Martin Espada.
Sean speaks with Kelly Sue DeConnick, who writes the character Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, for Marvel Comics. We hear about her military background and recent uniform tweak.
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
Iranian composer Richard Danielpour on his piece “Darkness in the Ancient Valley.”
We hear the story of an American folk song, "This Land is Your Land."
Anna Schuleit is a MacArthur Genius Award winner. Her dramatic, large scale work is often based on things like abandoned buildings, and the remnants of war.
How a Chicago group battled a machine-backed alderman over allowing children to play basketball at a park.
How Mormons in Salt Lake City see Mitt Romney’s presidential race.
Listener voicemail stories about politics getting personal.
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