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Chicago skyline
Audio

A hundred years ago, the poet Carl Sandburg turned Chicago into an American icon.

Length: 
15:05
Asumaya
Video

Our musical guest for this hour, Asumaya, talks about how one person can play the music of a full band.

Amanda Shires
Deep Tracks

While pregnant with her first child, Amanda Shires was playing fiddle on the road for her husband, the country superstar, Jason Isbell. Near the end of her pregnancy, touring got to be too much. So she stayed home, alone, for weeks… with nothing to do but write songs.

Length: 
11:58
Chicago skyline

Charles Monroe-Kane talks to David Nagler about adapting Carl Sandburg's poems to music. More

Brandy Clark
Deep Tracks

This interview was recorded near the end of the presidential race when everyone and their brother was trying to figure out what was happe

Length: 
10:21
Mariela Shaker
Interactive

Three years ago, violinist Mariela Shaker escaped the Syrian Civil War and relocated to the US, moving from Aleppo, a city of 2 million, to a small Illinois town of less than 10,000.

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