Every time he steps on an ant - or more often, saves one - guest host Sean Cole thinks about the time he spent with Stefan Cover. Stefan is an ant researcher and curator who oversees a massive ant collection at Harvard University.
Lindsay Morgan Lockhart, a designer for the Halo video game series, tells host Dick Gordon: "I'd love to get to a place where women don't exist to be sexualized in games, but at the moment, I'd even take more games with female protagonists."
The fight against HIV-AIDS in Africa is a matter of two steps forward and one step back, as Catherine Piwang knows well. People were just beginning to talk about this mysterious new disease when she left Uganda in the late 80s. When she returned in 1996, seven of her siblings had died of HIV-AIDS and two more were gravely ill.
One possibility car makers see to revive the ailing industry is building a new electric car. Wayne Goldman sees nothing new about that. Back in the 70s, Wayne designed and built an electric car that he drove for years.
From the time she was a little girl, Barbara Quinn loved the idea of nursing. But after marriage, kids and a career as a public health nurse, at age 68 it was time to retire. Now she's 72 and back at work…as a volunteer. She works at a clinic staffed by health professionals who have come out of retirement to treat the needy.
Bart Walter used to identify himself as a biologist who loved carving wooden birds. Today, Bart is celebrated for his ability to create sculptures of wild animals right where he finds them, in the wild. Also in this episode: a brush with fame - a listener has a moment with the famous anthropologist Jane Goodall.
Yes, tables. A lot of talking is done in Washington and things are loud right now as officials negotiate the debt ceiling. Robert Reich was President Clinton's Labor Secretary, and he understands political tension. He tells guest host Sean Cole the story of how he negotiated for a higher minimum wage. It wasn't a victory - it was a compromise.
The writer Harry Bernstein died on June 3 - he was 101 years old. He was first on The Story four years ago. Producer Cori Princell tells the story of what she and Harry talked about after the recorder was turned off.