The story of two teenagers in a small North Korean town from Barbara Demick’s book Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by writer Barbara Demick. Actor Daniel Trigg reads.
"Plasticities" by Andrew Bird
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.
Ray Williams tells the story of signing Elton John.
Sokeel Park of the U.S.-based NGO Liberty in North Korea talks to host Dick Gordon about how young North Koreans use illegal cell phones to get outside information and how security has been tightened in the country.
The story of the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong and how it grew in an organic way.
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