Colonel Jack Tueller began playing the trumpet as a young boy. The instrument helped him through a rough childhood, was the reason he met his wife, served as a constant companion when Jack was a bomber pilot during World War II and even helped save his life.
Matthew Stoneman moved to Los Angeles with dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom. Instead he became a thief, and landed in prison. To pass the time, he got a guitar and learned more than a hundred classic songs, in Spanish, from the Mexican inmates. When he got out he became an unlikely troubadour. Also: the origins of the Heisman Trophy.
Geoff Edgers is a staff writer at the Boston Globe. A few years ago, he had a mid-life crisis and decided that he had to get the rock band The Kinks back together again. Also in this show: Surviving Obama
Alicia Partnoy, who was held in a secret prison in Argentina, speaks to Sean Cole about the place called the Little School. The naming of the Buenos Aires cardinal as pope has brought up memories of the country’s Dirty War, during which thousands of citizens were kidnapped and killed.