Ray Hanania only went to see Titanic the movie because his fiance did. But when he heard a character speaking in Arabic, he shot up in his seat, and since then has worked to uncover the hidden history of Arabs on the Titanic and America.
Today, we'll listen to Dr. King reflect on the formulation of his ideas. We'll hear his voice and those from his inner circle gathered up in a radio documentary from 1962, when King himself was just barely into his thirties.
Here's another in our "Best of The Story" series. Betty Brown was a teenager when she heard distress radio transmissions of the aviator Amelia Earhart. Decades later, what she heard became a key in the search for the famously disappeared pilot.
During the Vietnam War, many U.S. servicemen found themselves involved with Vietnamese women. Jerry White signed up for the Army, and was eventually stationed in a village outside of Saigon. His first day there the platoon leader warned him about a beautiful girl named Tuyet who was collaborating with the Viet Cong.
Gurden Brewster spent time with the family of Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was a young man. In the summer of 1961 when he was a seminary student, Gurdon volunteered to work at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He stayed with Dr. King's father, Daddy King.
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first Kinsey Report on Human Sexual Behavior. The identity of many of the participants who divulged the details of their sex lives to Kinsey remains secret. However, one woman decided to shed her anonymity. Also on the show: a man finds photos and letters of a woman he never met, and learning about her becomes a passion of his.
Daran Kravanh grew up in Cambodia playing music in his family. When the Khmer Rouge came to his town, he was taken into the forest to be killed. But he survived. He managed to get through all of the terrible hardships that came afterwards, in part because of music and his family. This story comes from Dmae Roberts.
Guest Host Sean Cole speaks with Cryn Johannsen, who is an activist on student debt issues. She threw out a question in her blog about whether anyone had suicidal feelings, and was alarmed at how many people wrote saying they did.