Joe Richman of Radio Diaries captures a time when the idea of a woman in political office - especially in the White House - was a joke. He tells the story of comedian Gracie Allen and her run for office in 1940.
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.
A look behind the scenes in the hotel industry.
Deborah Troutman laid off her husband.
A woman whose life was saved by a penguin.
Producer Phoebe Judge speaks with the editor of the Amish Cook’s newspaper column.
Contributor Sean Cole walks around Greenpoint, his new neighborhood in Brooklyn, to see what's going on in one part of shuttered New York.
We hear an audio experience from Producer Roman Mars as he uses the mind-twisting RJDJ iPhone application.
Dick speaks with Kurt Skarjune, a retired officer, and Lee Guelff, the brother of a slain officer, about banning mail-order sales of body armor to convicted felons.
Today we meet a super sperm donor - who is also a virgin.
Scott Carrier watches his daughter learn to swim.
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.
In this story, a childhood memory is transformed by a visit back to a small town. Directed by Jonathan Mitchell.
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