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 from the musician about how he started the group Lady Smith Black Mambazo.
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
Naomi Shihab Nye shares two poems about the classroom.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
A profile of country rocker Tift Merritt in her own words.
A poem read by Nikky Finney about the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
A tribute to the late banjo master Earl Scruggs.
Musician Tom Irwin found a diary squirreled away in a cupboard in the family home, which has inspired Tom’s latest CD, "Sangamon Songs."
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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