This month, we talk to an Illinois school teacher who has made it her mission this year to eat the same school lunches her students eat and blog about it. We hear about how butchery classes are becoming popular. We chat with the widow of Western writer Louie L'Amour. And we learn about two men who build musical instruments that run on solar power. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.

Making music with solar power

Fed Up: School Lunch Project

Butchery classes

Memory Palace: John Paul Jones

Essay: TI-99/4A

The American Archive Project: Langston Hughes

A chat with western writer Louis L'Amour's widow