It’s been 6 months since the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri. We hear from Angela Walters, who has spent hours and hours each week gathering up photographs that were lost to the winds and connecting them back to the photo’s owner.
A southern girl moves to New York City, becomes a chef, and swears she’ll never look back. But now Vivian Howard is home in rural North Carolina, making southern staples fancy at her restaurant Chef and the Farmer. A new PBS series tells her story.
Some of our favorite stories over the years have come from listeners. This is one of them. Jim Sadwith had written the script for his high school play based on J.D. Salinger’s classic “The Catcher and the Rye” when he decided to look for the reclusive author and get permission for the play.
Rose Maura Lorre was kidnapped in 1982 in New Jersey. She was seven years old. While many kidnapping survivors aren't able to tell their stories, Rose says she told her story a lot. Too much, she says.
Residents of Moore, Oklahoma are still sorting through the pieces of their lives after a tornado tore through town killing 24 people. Abby Wendle and Sarah Geis bring us an audio portrait of two of the hardest-hit spots: The Plaza Towers Elementary School, and the Warren Theater.
Jimmy Grashow first saw Rome’s Trevi Fountain in the mid-sixties, when he studied in Italy as a young sculptor. The fountain was originally designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and his marble horses and gods of the sea tower 85 feet above the crowds of tourists. Grashow has recreated the massive fountain…in cardboard. His work is the subject of the documentary, The Cardboard Bernini.