Alan Smith spent 14 years teaching philosophy and literature to violent criminals in a prison in England until he realized he was changing, slowly "becoming more of the prison than I wanted to be," and had to walk away.
"White Electric" by Battles; "Four Pieces for Piano, Violin and Cello" by the Catherine Wilson Trio
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.
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.
We hear from Martin Luther King Jr. about his first realization, as a boy, that blacks and whites were treated differently.
Dick begins the week with author DW Gibson, whose book, 'Not Working,' introduces us to unemployed men and women and their stories.
The owner of a grocery store gives his store to the employees.
Writer Ann Hood tells Dick about her Italian-American family’s rowdy Thanksgiving dinners.
Listener voicemail stories about politics getting personal.
A man who has been exonerated of a murder conviction -- after spending 22 years on death row.
Producer Jake Warga decides to travel by train and bus through the West Coast, and take his tape recorder with him.
Travelers often like keeping accounts of their journeys.
The original Teenage Diary of Frankie Lewchuck, who had to become the man of the house when his dad almost went away for good.
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