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The value of a dollar

Nov 19, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to photographer Jonathan Blaustein about his "Value of a dollar" project, where he photographs a dollar's worth of various types of food.

Creating art out of chaos in Haiti

Nov 5, 2010
Author Edwidge Danticat, a writer from Haiti now living in the U.S., talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Create Dangerously," what it's like to make art out of a country in chaos, and what Haitian culture means to its people and economy.

The musician's life in a down economy

Oct 21, 2010
In the latest in The Art of Money series, Kai Ryssdal chats with Corin Tucker, formerly of Sleater-Kinney and now fronting her own namesake band, about the musician's life in Portland -- a city facing high unemployment rates.

Architecture in 'a tumultuous age'

Oct 4, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Blair Kamin, architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, about architecture in the post-9/11 world.

So much 'Freedom,' not a lot of happiness

Sep 10, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to author Jonathan Franzen about his new book "Freedom: A Novel."

'Downstream, Death of the Mighty Colorado'

Jul 23, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to photographer Brian Frank about his travels along the Colorado River, where he photographed the impact of overpopulation, pollution, damming, global warming and apathy on the river and the communities that relied on it.

Devo on de-evolution, devalued music

Jun 14, 2010
Gerald Casale, founder of the group Devo, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what brought his band back into the studio for a new album after 20 years, and the group's de-evolution notion.

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Enron drama plays out on the stage

Apr 23, 2010
Playwright Lucy Prebble talks with Kai Ryssdal about her play, "Enron," what her thought process was as she put pen to paper, and how she personifies debt on stage.