Jakob Dylan founded The Wallflowers in 1989, won two Grammys for the 1996 hit, “One Headlight,” and is now releasing his second solo album, Women and Country. Dylan chats with Bob about how his music has evolved over the past two decades, producer T Bone Burnett, and his recent collaboration with Neko Case.
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Arthur Garfield Hays. He was general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union for 30 years. Among his many cases, Hays served as a defense attorney at the Scopes trial (along with Clarence Darrow), the Sacco and Vanzetti trial, and the Scottsboro Nine trial.
Writer Ted Conover’s book The Routes of Man: How Roads are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today explores six of the world’s byways, and examines how roads connect people and civilizations.
In 1962, the U.S. State Department sent poet Robert Frost to Russia to ease tensions between the two nations and show off our most celebrated poet. Franklin Reeve accompanied Frost, acting as translator and cultural guide. Reeve wrote about the experience in his book titled Robert Frost in Russia.