The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark. Gwen Macsai has a secret about the hotel. This story comes to us from Roman Mars and 99% Invisible.
"Work" by Gang Starr
Nate DiMeo tells a story about the "Mad Gasser."
Dick speaks with Toby and Itzhak Perlman about their marriage of 46 years, and how they met at music camp and became friends listening to classical music on records.
Dick speaks with MacArthur fellow Claire Chase about her passion to push the flute beyond traditional notes.
Dick speaks with Justin Torres, author of We The Animals, about his inspiration: Dorothy Allison.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks to photographer Joshua Lutz about portraits he took of his mother while she was suffering from a mental illness.
Dick speaks with Dianne Dwyer Modestini, the art restorer who discovered a painting by Salvatore Mundi was actually a painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Photographer Katie Orlinsky was based in Mexico and she saw that women were caught up in the drug wars and began to document it.
Listeners respond to Dick’s request for stories about music.
Dick explores the details of a cold case that caught the eye of a crime writer for Law and Order.
Musician Tom Irwin found a diary squirreled away in a cupboard in the family home, which has inspired Tom’s latest CD, "Sangamon Songs."
Swimmer Lynne Cox meets a baby whale.
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