Listener Todd Parkman knows exactly when politics became personal for him. For five years, Todd, his wife and some friends worked to get an alcohol law passed in Mississippi, a state that has many dry counties.
We hear from an Olympus CEO turned whistleblower.
Dick speaks to a dancer who survived the fire at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove in 1942,the deadliest nightclub fire in American history.
How a college professor from Southern California developed a relationship with the transnational criminal organization MS-13.
A young interruptor tells us about his work anticipating and stopping violence in Chicago.
Dick speaks with Brian Nelson, who was convicted of armed robbery and murder, and spent 12 consecutive years in solitary confinement at a the Tamms Supermax Prison in Illinois.
Regular guest Reuben Jackson says the Trayvon Martin murder reminded him of the talk his parents gave him when he was young man - his father didn't want him being misunderstood or hurt.
Dick speaks with 23-year-old Mayor Alex Morse, who has been running Holyoke, Mass., for a year.
Mandy Henk has made the long trek this fall from Indiana to lend her skills as a librarian for the library that’s been set up in Zuccotti Park, the center of the Occupy Wall Street protests in downtown Manhattan.
Ahmed has gotten used to hearing about friends and colleagues who have been killed. But he is still shaken by the news.
Nick Flynn, a poet and writer who grew up in and around Boston, reads a poem about the Boston Marathon.
David Williams was asked to shut down a company, and instead he turned it into a booming business.
Jay Baliga’s invention of a small chip has received high awards, and helped save energy consumption.
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