Producer Adam Kampe takes us inside the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to play checkers.
"Jumpin at the Woodside" by Count Basie
Thoughts on working from a paperboy, and a waitress in interviews by Studs Terkel.
Jake Warga talks to tourists and immigrants who have landed in Detroit, and see the troubled city as the epicenter of rebirth in America.
Eric Glatt secured a glamorous Hollywood internship, worked for free, and ended up suing the company.
A woman whose life was saved by a penguin.
The story of a 90-year-old man and 67-year-old woman who just married.
Dick speaks with a New York City urban miner about digging tunnels for the Second Avenue Subway and his union, the Local 147.
Beth and Jonathan Hankins were settling into their new home when they realized they were living in a former meth lab.
Dick speaks to labor leader and steel worker Ed Sadlowski.
One day during the minor leagues in 1987, you could’ve used the ball to make French fries. Instead, the players made some minor history.
Dick speaks with David Cooper, the part-sleuth, part-mechanic who restored a rare 1937 Delage Aerosport Coupe.
When other kids were out riding bikes, Anthony Mangieri was in his grandmother’s kitchen experimenting with ancient dough leavening methods. Now he makes some of the best pizzas in the country.
How one woman stopped being a ring girl, and started treating the wounds of boxers.
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