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October 01, 2010

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a cool red car. Long and lean.
The first land speed car the Dan Marcotte built and raced at the Bonneville salt flats.

The Need For Speed

THE NEED FOR SPEED

Dan Marcotte raced his first stock car at age 16. Since then, he’s been passionate not just about racing, but about building his own car that can go super fast. He’s now built a "land speed car." And today, he heads out to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see if his homemade car can break his personal record: 279.6 miles per hour.

  • See pictures of some of Dan's cars.
  • Read about Dan's adventures at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

OPEN MIC: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

Recently on the program we've been talking about coincidences. Today: another listener story. One couple, three coincidences, and a night at the movies they’ll remember for a lifetime.

BRUSH WITH FAME: PETE SEEGER

We’ve had a number of stories on the program recently about musicians – and their point of inspiration. Dick talked with a guy whose life was changed by Bo Diddley. Another fellow’s life seemed to follow the plot of the Music Man. Rik Palieri wrote to say: “I thought you might enjoy this story of how a chance meeting with Pete Seeger changed my life.”

  • See a picture of Rik playing with Pete Seeger.
  • Find out more about Rik's music.
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