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.
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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.
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.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
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.
Swimmer Lynne Cox meets a baby whale.
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