As America's political candidates rack up their visits to factory floors across the nation hoping to garner support, Americana examines the past and future of manufacturing in the US.
Further from the industrial centres of the U.S., America's pea farmers share perspectives on the tough economy,
And one of America's most beloved country stories, Charlotte's Web, celebrates 60 years since its first publication. Biographer Michael Sims' describes the sensitive nature writing of E.B. White for which White, like Beatrix Potter, became a champion.
And Banjo maker, Jim Mills explains the history and charm of one of rural America's most iconic instruments.