Dick speaks with Texas businessman Jim Hays, who commissioned a novel about the succession of Texas to make his point about federal rules and regulations that he thinks are too heavy handed. The novel is called "Don't Mess With Travis."
"Parchman Blues" by Tangle Eye
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.
A musical primer on how to warm up the instrument before playing or using it.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Audio collector Randy Riddle lets us listen to selections from his massive collection of sixteen-inch transcription disks, a recording format from the 1930s.
Charles Hill has a list of paintings he loves - some have been stolen, some he has recovered.
Angela Walters talks to Dick about the photos she found scattered after the tornado, and the archive she started.
Tim Doner, 16, has discovered he has a knack for learning languages. He speaks Mandarin, Farsi and more than a dozen others.
Dick speaks with Josef Astor, director of Lost Bohemia, a film about the former residents and the walls that were torn down.
A Poem from Martin Espada.
Ken Dufalla watches for fish kills and chemicals in the water from coal and fracking sites in Green County, Pa.
Author Carter Sickels reads from his novel.
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