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
Producer Katie Davis talks to writer Sherman Alexie about losing language and the permanence of song among Native Americans.
Dan Skwire studies numbers by day, and death, life and insurance in classic literature by night.
A fictional drama about Edgar Allan Poe’s death.
Dick speaks with photographer Wendy Ewald, who has been photographing communities for decades.
A John Cage Music Walk to celebrate his centenary.
Photographer Andrew Garn sees the beauty in a much maligned bird: the pigeon. Lauren Spohrer has the story.
An excerpt from Fahrenheit 451 in remembrance of author Ray Bradbury.
Aaron Schuman tells a story about a photograph he chose not to take. From the book Photographs Not Taken.
Melissa Lowery is the mother of two black girls growing up in a predominantly white suburb of Portland, Ore.
At 97 years old, Frank Glazer's fingers are cramped at times but he still can spread them across the keys to practice and practice new sonatas.
Swimmer Lynne Cox meets a baby whale.
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