We hear from Basque sheepherders about their cooking traditions that came from their work out west, including burying a Dutch oven in the ground and stewing lamb. This portrait comes from the Kitchen Sisters.
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.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
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.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, who was inside the Vatican in 2005, describes the process of deciding who would become the new pope.
A conversation with an Irish priest who came out as gay after he made his vows to the Catholic Church.
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