Ron Carter, a jazz double bass player, has been recorded on more than 2,000 albums. Read that again: More than 2,000 albums. Independent producer David Schulman profiled him as part of his series, Musicians in their Own Words.
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
Naomi Shihab Nye shares two poems about the classroom.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
A poem read by Nikky Finney about the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s clothes were locked up for 50 years. We speak with the woman who created an exhibit with them.
Alex MacLean, the photographer-pilot who documented New York City’s hidden skyline gardens.
Since the verdict of the Trayvon Martin case, playwright Nicole Anderson Cobb has been thinking about where we, as a country, are.
A teenager, held behind bars, plays chess with a former teacher.
Author G. Neri reads a passage from his book about a boy named Marcus, "Chess Rumble."
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