This is a David-meets-Goliath story: After a battle erupts over allowing kids to play basketball in a Chicago park, neighbors rally and defeat the machine-backed alderman. Produced by Elizabeth Meister and Dan Collison of Long Haul Productions.
Archival audio: Dick Gordon interviews Studs Terkel
Starlee Kine and Roman Mars dig underneath what goes into the germination of an idea.
Writer Jay Allison shares his thoughts about why he owns a gun, and we hear what his kids have to say to him about it.
Bruce Cochrane sold his family's furniture factorywhen he realized he could not compete with the low-priced furniture coming from Asia.
American scientist Margaret Palmer took a rare trip to North Korea and exchanged ideas with North Korean scientists.
A Lebanese-American who made an award-winning film about a Detroit gas station.
How "Doop" Duprie is making and selling pie out of a dive bar in Detroit.
A conversation with Evan Kalish, who after college set out to travel the country and see as many post offices as he could.
An audio portrait of a man and his insomnia – at all hours. Produced by Matt Swenson.
Nate Kalichman, 90, and Paula Givan, 67, got married this summer. They talk to Dick about finding love late in life, and making plans for the future.
How Mormons in Salt Lake City see Mitt Romney’s presidential race.
A fictional drama about Edgar Allan Poe’s death.
Listener voicemail stories about politics getting personal.
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