What do blues guitarist Robert Johnson and cellist Pablo Casals have in common? Here's a hint: 1936. Listen to this story about a day that both of them made music. From Joe Richman and Radio Diaries.
"Sant Martí del Canigó" by Pablo Casals, "I Believe I'll Dust my Broom" by Robert Johnson, and "In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, And Beethoven There Were Women And Men" by Tortoise
Studs Terkel spoke with the legendary dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn.
Host Dick Gordon visits the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and finds piles of books, letters from other writers of her time, and a type writer.
Writer Charlie Thompson tells the story of the Franklin County, Va., great moonshine conspiracy of 1935.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
West Point professor Elizabeth Samet returns to The Story, this time to talk about Walt Whitman and the time Whitman spent witnessing the effect of fighting on soldiers in the Civil War.
Collecting Middle Eastern lullabies.
Writer Jon Carroll talks with his daughter about her passion for the trapeze - while she's up in the air.
A sculptor recreates Rome’s Trevi Fountain - in cardboard.
Host Dick Gordon checks in with Issa Touma, a resident of the Syrian city of Aleppo and occasional guest of the program.
Haya Ajjan, a Syrian living in the U.S., talks to Dick about her family. Then, Dick and Haya call two of her friends, one of whom left Syria for Jordan and the husband who remained in Damascus.
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