Writer Allan Gurganus reads a piece from his memoir in progress, a chapter called "712 Marigold: Christmas of '57." Settle in and hear about his grandmother's legendary Christmas tree - always "eight feet of perfect."
Scott Hornoff was a Rhode Island police officer when he was charged with murder in 1996. He was sentenced to life in prison but was eventually exonerated in 2002 after another man confessed to the crime. Since his exoneration he has been unable to find work in this country so he has become a private security consultant working in Afghanistan.
LaKeisha Hamilton landed in prison at age 22, facing almost 15 years. No one from her past kept in touch with her, and she began to realize she needed to look inside and find her own answers. That's when she was posed this question: "If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?” Also in this show, running with the bulls.
The former Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic is now at the International Criminal Tribunal, preparing to be tried on war crimes charges. Like Slobodan Milosevic before him, Karadzic plans to defend himself.
At the time of Milosevic's trial, attorney Steven Kay was appointed to the former leader's defense team.
Darlene Fike was born David. Darlene's father beat her as a child whenever he thought she behaved like a girl. Janet Babin talks to Darlene about a lifetime of denial, and finally acceptance after her gender reassignment surgery.
Brian Manning has been listening to our series of stories about people whose lives are contradictory in some way. Brian wrote in to tell us that by day he is a college student studying theater - by night he is a men's room attendant, offering soap and cologne for tips.
Mitch Berns faced a moment air travelers know only too well. When he checked the status of his flight home from a blissful vacation with his wife, he found that his airline had rebooked him because of bad weather. On any other trip home, he might have shrugged and put up with the red-eye and the extra layover. But this not time.