Joe Richman of Radio Diaries captures a time when the idea of a woman in political office - especially in the White House - was a joke. He tells the story of comedian Gracie Allen and her run for office in 1940.
We end our four-day series on Studs Terkel with a musical and voice meditation in this piece produced by Alan Hall.
PhotographerGeorge Steinmetz has found a way to fly and glide above deserts and vast wild spaces to photograph the landscapes.
Javorn Drummond was working in a North Carolina pork slaughterhouse when he heard about a job as a contractor in Afghanistan.
A reading from Allan Gurganus.
Listeners comment on an interview with a woman who accompanies terminally ill people as they self administer a drug to end their lives.
Gabriel Cohen, a crime novelist, talks about the time he unknowingly moved into an apartment where a murder had been committed.
Ray Materson tells the story of how he began to embroider tiny images while he was serving a robbery sentence in prison.
Edward Boatman started designing symbols to use in his presentations at work, and soon his library grew to hundreds of icons.
Kevin Chroust went to Pamplona, Spain this month for the San Fermín festival when bulls run the streets.
David Rees schools Dick in the fine art of sharpening a pencil.
In this edition of our series Gun Stories, Dick speaks with Larry Mullens, who was fired from his paper mill job in Oklahoma because he kept a pistol in his locked truck in the parking lot.
In this story, a childhood memory is transformed by a visit back to a small town. Directed by Jonathan Mitchell.
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