Writer Jo Ann Beard reads an essay from her book “The Boys of My Youth” about a young girl who has to spend the evening on a screened in porch while her whole family is out for a summer night.
"Black Sands" by Bonobo
We hear the story of Fanny Hensel, sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, and the music she created and was not credited for.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
A musical primer on how to warm up the instrument before playing or using it.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Audio collector Randy Riddle lets us listen to selections from his massive collection of sixteen-inch transcription disks, a recording format from the 1930s.
Charles Hill has a list of paintings he loves - some have been stolen, some he has recovered.
Angela Walters talks to Dick about the photos she found scattered after the tornado, and the archive she started.
Tim Doner, 16, has discovered he has a knack for learning languages. He speaks Mandarin, Farsi and more than a dozen others.
A Poem from Martin Espada.
Andrew Lam reads from his short story, "The Palmist."
Biologist Lynn Rogers has been putting radio collars on bears and feeding them for years in Ely, Minn. Now, town residents are trying to get the license for his scientific project revoked.
Booker T. Jones on the rules of the organ, the day he first stepped into Satellite Records, and just how “Green Onions” got on the radio.
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