Derrick Durr was laid off as one of Chicago’s violence interrupters earlier this year. He continues to do the work, without a paycheck. Recently, he coordinated a dinner for sixty young men in his neighborhood, many of them rivals.
Guest host Phoebe Judge visits the National Leprosarium in Carville, La., and meets Mr. Pete, a patient who has preferred to never leave.
When Neil White was sentenced to 18 months for check fraud, he expected a minimum-security prison. Instead, he found himself in a home for leprosy patients.
Swimmer Lynne Cox meets a baby whale.
Brian Bushway became legally blind when he was 14 and learned to use a soft clicking sound to orient himself. He now teaches the technique, echolocation, to other blind people.
Photographer George Steinmetz on how he uses a glider to soar above deserts and vast wild spaces to capture the view from above.
Author Robert Macfarlane reads from his latest book.
One afternoon, Ed Rosenthal went for what he thought would be a short hike in the Mojave Desert. Then he got lost.
Jerry DeWitt spent most of his life working as an evangelical preacher in Louisiana. Two years ago, he realized he could no longer lead others to believe in something he didn’t.
Eli Erlick was born a boy, but by the time she was in the third grade, she knew she was meant to be a girl. She talks with Phoebe Judge about her work with fellow transgender kids.
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