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.
We hear the story of Fanny Hensel, sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, and the music she created and was not credited for.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
Dick speaks to Mississippi dancer Nicole Marquez about her fall off a sixth-story apartment rooftop.
Janet Groth was a receptionist at the New Yorker magazine from 1957 to 1978. She says she was like a mother hen to the magazine's legendary writers, including J.D. Salinger.
The former mayor of Carlsbad, N.M., on his region’s enthusiasm for storing nuclear waste.
Dick sits down with Keenan Kampa, a U.S.-born dancer to talk about the rigorous work it takes to find a place in a dance company, and how she was invited into the storied company The Mariinsky Ballet.
Nikky Finney reads a poem for the next generation of writers, from her collection "Head Off & Split."
We offer an appreciation of the creator and host of Soul Train, Don Cornelius.
Photographer Charlotte Dumas likes to photograph working animals, and spent time at night in the stables of Arlington National Cemetery.
Dick tracks down Dotan Negrin, who’s traveling and playing his upright piano in New York City, New Orleans, San Antonio, and all the way through Central America to Panama.
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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