Inside the cemetery, beneath the stained glass, the chapel is full. Mourners line the walls and spill out the door into the rainy day.
About 150 people are gathered for the funeral of a man who died 60 years ago.
Author and philosopher Alain Locke is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. He inspired Martin Luther King Jr., who praised him as an intellectual leader on par with Plato and Aristotle.
Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 6:00 pm
It's a hot night in Baghdad, and the national theatre is packed with people coming to see the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.
They're fanning themselves with programs which picture conductor Karim Wasfi playing cello, a striking man with thick eyebrows and a pointed beard. Tonight, he'll be conducting for the first time in more than a year.
Iraq has been in the headlines lately, with extremists taking over parts of the country, American airstrikes, the militias, the politics.
But the country was once a sophisticated center for learning and the arts.
It was January 1970 and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat was on patrol with his squad in Vietnam.
"The lead soldier tripped a wire. A boobie trap. A grenade rolled toward the feet of a 20-year-old machine gunner." That 20-year-old was Sloat. And as President Obama tells it, he had a choice. The pin on the grenade had been pulled. It could explode at any moment.
The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, was presented Monday to Sloat, posthumously, and Bennie Adkins, who also served in Vietnam. Adkins survived a harrowing battle and 18 body wounds.
The fun, breezy Dayton garage-rock band Motel Beds has released five albums since 2001, and just put out a best-of compilation called These Are The Days Gone By. It's hard to choose, but World Cafe: Next showcases a couple of them in this episode, including one that goes back to the group's debut.
Don't forget to download the World Cafe: Next podcast, too.
Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 5:36 pm
We've looked a lot at privacy from the Big Brother standpoint: how the National Security Agency or corporate giants like Google track us online, say for political reasons or to make money from ads.
But there's another kind of privacy concern that is a lot more intimate. You could call it Little Brother, though it's really more like husbands and wives, lovers and exes who secretly watch their partners — from a distance. They are cyberstalking — using digital tools that are a lot cheaper than hiring a private detective.