An audio postcard from Katie Klocksin about an apparition under a freeway in Chicago.
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.
The Michigan State Legislature passed a 48-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits - we hear from Kathy Dygas who lives near Detroit and was affected by the change.
Two violent rivals meet again in community college.
In this edition of our series Gun Stories, Dick speaks with Larry Mullens, who was fired from his paper mill job in Oklahoma because he kept a pistol in his locked truck in the parking lot.
Two stories from our friends at StoryCorps. One family migrates to Detroit in the 1940's. And a single mother raises 6 children and her son asks her how she did it.
Opportunities in Detroit.
Jake Warga talks to tourists and immigrants who have landed in Detroit, and see the troubled city as the epicenter of rebirth in America.
Al Clawson is a home forecloser, and has worked on some of the more than 200,000 homes in Michigan which have slipped into foreclosure in the past 18 months.
How to resurrect a prairie.
Tio Hardiman describes his childhood in Chicago's Henry Horner projects, and the violent rites of passage he experienced.
Brian Banks was falsely accused of rape, lost a shot at college, spent five years in prison – then heard from his accuser, who admitted to lying.
We hear the story of Fanny Hensel, sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, and the music she created and was not credited for.
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