Knife maker Joel Bukiewicz talks about finding an old grinder in his parents’ barn and trying to make a knife. It was the first of many. He describes shaping the steel and making close to a dozen knives every month for his shop Cut Brooklyn.
"Back Bay Shuffle" by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
Studs Terkel interviews Mahalia Jackson
Dick speaks with Joel Myrick, the assistant principal who detained a shooter in a Mississippi High School using his own handgun.
Ina May Gaskin on natural birth in America.
Remembering Mary Bonamo, a former guest who died at age 108.
Listener voicemail stories about politics getting personal.
Beth and Jonathan Hankins were settling into their new home when they realized they were living in a former meth lab.
Brian Bushway is blind and uses echolocation, a soft clicking sound, to orient himself.
A conversation between Dr. Richard Collins and his grandson about listening to a patient. Produced by StoryCorps.
An e-mail from a Wisconsin logger about trees from his childhood.
Sarah Churman lived all of her life unable to hear anything until she saved enough money for a hearing implant Dick Gordon talks to her about the flood of sound she now hears every day.
During The Story’s second day of the series, “Studs at 100”. Dick speaks with labor leader and steel worker Ed Sadlowski about driving Terkel around the steel mills of Chicago’s South Side
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