When she was 12, Brittany McArdle left a note on a plane. Years later, she learned through the public art blog Postsecret that it had inspired a wedding proposal.
As The Story celebrates the work of oral historian and broadcaster Studs Terkel, Dick interviews a woman who was laid off and found herself offered a job as captain of a river ferry.
One NYC subway driver copes with hitting people who jump or fall on to the tracks.
After his job was eliminated, Dominick Brocato spent two years looking for work.
Stories of perfect hills covered in snow and ice and sledding all the way down.
Writer Ann Hood tells Dick about her Italian-American family’s rowdy Thanksgiving dinners.
Dick speaks to Nick Berry, a bike messenger in Manhattan, shortly after the storm.
In high school, Mike Baab worked as an undercover liquor operative for the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
Brad Tobin, a teacher from the closest high school to the shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last month, talks about helping students cope with trauma.
Phil Connors has been fire spotting on the edge of the Gila National Forest since 2002, he tells us about the summer's mega-fires.
Cathy N. Davidson, of Duke University, on why distraction is a good thing.
Dafnis Prieto talks with Dick Gordon about the revolutionary rhythms that earned him a 2011 MacArthur Genius Grant.
Angely Tavares, a New York City teen, visits family regularly in the Dominican Republic, and wishes she could call the island home.
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