Some young people who find themselves in trouble manage to remove themselves on their own. Jordan Patrick Austin Teklay was constantly at odds with his mother, so he decided to leave. He was only 15. This story comes from WNYC’s Radio Rookies.
Roman Mars has this bit of “ear candy” – produced in tribute to Studs Terkel.
From South Africa, Thembi Simelane and her lawyer Howard Varney speak about their effort to uncover the truth about her sister, who is still missing.
Robert MacFarlane talks about walking the world's ancient paths.
Bridgette Lacy lost her government job and created a new career for herself.
A reading from Allan Gurganus.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
Producer Katie Davis then tells the story of a lowly speed hump on her childhood street in Washington D.C.
How producer Carol Jackson found a stolen painting in Japan.
Andrew Hyde describes choosing to give away almost all his possessions and to travel.
Edward Boatman started designing symbols to use in his presentations at work, and soon his library grew to hundreds of icons.
: Ameena Matthews grew up in the center of one of Chicago's deadliest gangs, and was shot. She now makes a living stepping into violent situations, and trying to stop them.
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