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
Community organizer Lateefah Simon on how to make change in life and community
We end our four-day series on Studs Terkel with a musical and voice meditation in this piece produced by Alan Hall.
We go on a tour of an abandoned geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller.
Two friends create a website to find low-cost prescription drugs.
Ina May Gaskin on natural birth in America.
American scientist Margaret Palmer took a rare trip to North Korea and exchanged ideas with North Korean scientists.
Listeners comment on an interview with a woman who accompanies terminally ill people as they self administer a drug to end their lives.
How a woman discovered a man living in her attic.
The podcast 99% Invisible invites producer Starlee Kine to unravel the birth of an idea.
Brian Bushway is blind and uses echolocation, a soft clicking sound, to orient himself.
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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