We hear from Radio Rookies reporter Kaddeem Wright as he tries to figure out why he is so unmotivated about school and his future.
The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark.
Contributor Roman Mars of 99% Invisible tells the story of the original Teddy Bear.
A videographer of the 18-th century pirate ship Blackbeard.
Blues musician Corey Harris describes how he heard elements of his music in Mali when he made a trip there.
Ira Glass reads an Allen Ginsberg poem to the music of Philip Glass.
The story of a photo of the Cincinnati River in 1848.
Dick speaks with Jeffrey Yang, a poet who has translated the works of imprisoned Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Phoebe Judge talks with writer Edward Hoagland, the novelist and essayist noted especially for his writings about nature and wildlife.
Rojelio Garcia plays chess with an old teacher - while he's behind bars.
Joe Thompson was a link to a style of fiddling that goes back generations. He died this week at the age of 93.
Poet Nikki Finney reads her poem about a lightning storm.
Dick speaks with pianist and composer Frank Glazer, who at 97 still spreads his fingers across the keys and plans to do it for years to come.
Photographer Andrew Garn sees the beauty in a much maligned bird: the pigeon. Lauren Spohrer has the story.
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