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Vintage postcard of the "little school house where O. Henry went to school."

More than anything else, story helps us define what is true and what is worth remembering.

Orli Shaham

Is classical music in trouble? Pianist Orli Shaham believes most people, “given half a chance,” will seek out deeper art forms at some point in their lives. This week, Orli Shaham on helping people find their way to classical music, and more.

Sheep shearing, community arts, a wolf sanctuary, and upscale camping.

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Pelagio Palagi's painting of the meeting of Charles VIII and Gian Galeazzo Sforza

This week, music from 15th-century Milan from the court of the powerful Sforza family, whose lavish productions sometimes bordered on the spectacular, including staging machinery designed by da Vinci. Join us!

Book on a windowsill

Eric Rensberger reads "Words," "It Started to Rain," "A Cursing," and "Attention."

Sassy Swings Again Album

We continue our 100th birthday celebration of Sarah Vaughan, exploring her work for the Roulette and Mercury Record labels in the 1960s.

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Celebrating those who help us become who we are.

Cassette tape

It’s a mixtape! Five songs (okay, stories), by five different producers. Three are about being behind the scenes. One’s about your dad retiring. And an investigation into love.

Skyler Schlenker and Alice Lind in Sweeney Todd

"It's man devouring man, my dear!" "Then who are we to deny it in here?"

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Stone skipping across a pond

Tony Brewer reads "Tea Party of Grief," "Maximum Dog," "Strong Female Character," "Seeing Things," "What Would Thoreau Do?," and "Manual for Fixing."

Nina Simone, Here Comes The Sun

With a total solar eclipse just days away, we’re looking up at the sun for inspiration. We’ll hear songs of sunshine from the songbook, including “New Sun In The Sky,” “I Like The Sunrise” and “On The Sunny Side Of The Street.”

Greyhound Bus Terminal and Restaurant in Scranton, PA.

The steps taken immediately before a leap will determine the distance covered.

Eric Deggans

Critic Eric Deggans says TV offers him a wide canvas for engaging with culture, and comedian Sara Schaefer decides Twitter isn’t the best place to address sexism in comedy. So she makes video sketches instead.

From the History Museum in South Bend: explore the Indiana Museum's coverlets exhibit, learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and tour the Studebaker Museum.

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Solar eclipse.

In 1433, around 3:00 PM in Scotland in high summer, the sun vanished. This total solar eclipse came to be known as “The Black Hour.” Join us this week as we listen to eclipse-themed music from across the centuries. Music of darkness- this week on Harmonia.

Rabbit peaking from behind some grass.

Antonia Matthew reads "Rabbit Mysteries," "Come outside into the sunshine," and "March 23rd, 2020."

sarah vaugh on an album cover

We’re celebrating the centennial of the Divine One, Miss Sarah Vaughan, listening to some classic recordings, including “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Misty.”

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A trip back in time to French Lick, Indiana, for a 1958 jazz festival.

Yalie Saweda Kamara and her book, Besaydoo

Yalie Saweda Kamara’s first full-length poetry collection, Besaydoo, has been getting attention – and for good reason. This week, we talk about the book, how moving to the Midwest changed her, and how teaching keeps her honest.

Star on the Rise

The IU Jacobs School of Music Ballet Theater transports La Bayadère to Golden-Age Hollywood.

Sarah Vaughan 1946

In the 1940s a young jazz singer with a four-octave range and bebop chops burst onto the big-band scene with Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine before going on to establish herself as a solo star.

United States of Jad class

A seminar on the Indiana University campus is studying the work of Jad Abumrad. Inner States producer Alex Chambers caught a bit of their discussion.

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