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
Studs Terkel spoke with the legendary dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn.
Writer Charlie Thompson tells the story of the Franklin County, Va., great moonshine conspiracy of 1935.
Bobby Rush talks about inspiration for his music.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
A visit to a competition among American Singer Canaries.
A friend of Doc Watson’s talks about hanging out with the late country star.
A song from a recently released Louis Armstrong track.
Dick speaks with Toby and Itzhak Perlman about their marriage of 45 years, and how they met at music camp.
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.
Austin-based singer-songwriter Betty Soo has been making a name for herself in music circles. On her latest album, she performs with a number of other independent musicians in an ad-hoc group called Slide to Freedom.
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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