When Jacques Vroom heard late in the 1980s that American Airlines was selling life-time passes for unlimited first-class travel, he bought one for his company. What began was 20 years of constant travel around the world.
Mark Gerow was serving with the U.S. Air Force in Japan when he met a young woman named Naomi. Every time he entered Naomi’s house, her grandfather would leave, until one day the grandfather stayed, and told Gerow his story.
We continue listening back to some of the most memorable stories we’ve aired. Today, Phoebe Judge visits the Ganges River, one of the holiest yet most polluted places in India, and meets people who want to clean it.
All this week, more of our favorite stories. Today: working. For years, Emma Pender and Rita Perry faced harsh conditions and physical injuries working at a chicken processing plant in North Carolina. But the money was too good to pass up living in a town where the jobs were few.
When Jenny Brown was laid off from her job in Oregon, she was offered a job as a captain of a river ferry even though she had no experience with boats. She was happy she found the job, and discovered unexpected benefits.
All this week, more of our favorite stories. Today, adventure. Joe Williams was a 20-year-old looking for adventure at Montana’s Glacier National Park when he ran into a grizzly bear and it mauled him.