The Sound and The Fury of Jericho Brown

“His poetry deftly names the forces — be it cop, disease, or addiction — that would have him dead, while he celebrates the beauty, be it in a flower, in a lover’s embrace, or in anything that helps him thrive in this burning world.”

Published: Jun 2, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,712 words)

A Way Back

“E.O. Wilson’s big ideas for saving nature and humanity along with it.”

Published: Apr 21, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,276 words)

Let’s Stay Together

“Memphis photographer Jamie Harmon took to the streets and asked his neighbors to stand for portraits of life under lockdown.”

Published: Apr 14, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,881 words)

Ozark Life

“A photo essay of the intimate beauty of daily life in rural Arkansas.”

Published: Mar 24, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,305 words)

The Wind Delivered the Story

In this haunting essay, Josina Guess confronts South Carolina’s violent racist past when she discovers, over time, newspapers in her yard telling the story of Willie Earle’s 1947 mass lynching and the subsequent acquittal of all 31 accused.

Published: Feb 27, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,143 words)

A Corridor Runs Through It

Snow birds aren’t the only wildlife in the Sunshine State. How a dedicated team is trying to preserve animals and wetlands by creating a natural corridor of wild land across Florida.

Published: Feb 24, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,781 words)

Keeping the Country

Florida’s Myakka River Valley isn’t the Florida you expect. It’s a nearly lost world of cowboys and cattle, where ranch land has preserved a unique combination of mystery and myth. For now.

Published: Jan 28, 2020
Length: 35 minutes (8,915 words)

The Sum of Life: Zora Neale Hurston

A new profile of one of America’s most important writers.

Published: Sep 24, 2019
Length: 36 minutes (9,158 words)

William Ferris: The Man Who Shared Our Voices

For over fifty years, this folklorist rolled tape as Southerners talked, not only because he believed their stories should be preserved, but because listening to each other could help Southerners understand each other better. In the process, he legitimized the academic field of Southern Studies and paved the way for other curious minds.

Published: May 30, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,555 words)

The Last Fish Shack on the River

For decades, there used to be dozens of fish shakes threaded about the Wilmington River, which cuts through Savannah, GA. Each restaurant offered thriving family-friendly service of seafood plucked fresh from Wilmington’s tidal waters, but each is now gone—except for Desposito’s Seafood Restaurant, a 50-plus year old establishment that is running out of time.

Published: Jan 29, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,571 words)