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
A former vegan on why he started hunting deer for his sustenance.
How a woman discovered a man living in her attic.
Phoebe Judge speaks with writer Marcia Aldrich about her exploration of a friend’s suicide, in her book Companion to an Untold Story.
Writer and regular contributor Ann Hood tells how she, a life-long Democrat, met her husband, a Republican.
Deardra Green-Campbell was searching the internet for information on her great, great, great grandmother and found a house where her distant relative had lived as a slave.
A Kenyan community that fights drought by literally walking the other way.
Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian took photos, filmed, and interviewed inmates at length in Texas’ death row in 1979. Their documentary and book are being re-issued this month.
Jordan Patrick Austin Teklay was constantly at odds with his mother, so he decided to leave. He was only 15.
Illana Rovner's father always told stories of struggle and justice to put her to bed.She never imagined becoming a federal judge in Chicago.
Charlie Ornstein, a journalist covering healthcare, was the go-to guy in his family on all questions medical. But when he found his mother was on life support, he found he had few answers.
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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