Author Ron Rash reads his short story "Something Rich and Strange," from his new collection, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." It is set along the banks and under the rushing water of a river along the border of Georgia and South Carolina.
Bach: Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D Minor, BMV 903 Fugue performed by Maria Tipo
Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello talk about being married and being on-demand opera singers. Also in this show: a primer on how to warm up an instrument before playing, and a dancer who fell from a rooftop.
Camille Seaman's Shinnecock Indian ancestors hunted whale in the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe that's why she was drawn to explore the ice. She took a trip and began to photograph the wonder of icebergs through her camera lens.
Issa Nyaphaga used to be a political cartoonist in Cameroon, but he says in the mid-1990s the government started cracking down on journalists. Issa spent time in prison under horrific conditions and changed his art. It's now animated: he paints dots and lines on his body that leap and dance when he moves. Also on the show: a civics lesson, care of a 4th grade mock election.
During the reign of the Khmer Rouge (1975-1979), nearly 90 percent of Cambodian dancers and musicians perished. Sophiline Cheam was only eight years old when her family was driven from Phnom Penh to a life of extreme labor, starvation and disease working as peasants in the fields. Her life was transformed when the Khmer Rouge was overthrown. Sophiline became one of the first classical dancers trained by those who had survived to pass on the ancient art form. Also on the show: a chance encounter with Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.