Author Ron Rash reads his short story "Something Rich and Strange," from his new collection, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." It is set along the banks and under the rushing water of a river along the border of Georgia and South Carolina.
Bach: Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D Minor, BMV 903 Fugue performed by Maria Tipo
When Tim Brooks first heard the name George W. Johnson back in the 1980s, he had no idea his research would lead to a little-known but crucial chapter in the birth of the recording industry. The music is captured in Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, which won a Grammy last year as Best Historical Album. Also on the show: a daughter listens to recordings of her late father singing spirituals.