Producer Adam Kampe takes us inside the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to play checkers.
"Jumpin at the Woodside" by Count Basie
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.
One NYC subway driver copes with hitting people who jump or fall on to the tracks.
After his job was eliminated, Dominick Brocato spent two years looking for work.
Stories of perfect hills covered in snow and ice and sledding all the way down.
Writer Ann Hood tells Dick about her Italian-American family’s rowdy Thanksgiving dinners.
Dick speaks to Nick Berry, a bike messenger in Manhattan, shortly after the storm.
In high school, Mike Baab worked as an undercover liquor operative for the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
Brad Tobin, a teacher from the closest high school to the shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last month, talks about helping students cope with trauma.
Phil Connors has been fire spotting on the edge of the Gila National Forest since 2002, he tells us about the summer's mega-fires.
Cathy N. Davidson, of Duke University, on why distraction is a good thing.
When other kids were out riding bikes, Anthony Mangieri was in his grandmother’s kitchen experimenting with ancient dough leavening methods. Now he makes some of the best pizzas in the country.
How one woman stopped being a ring girl, and started treating the wounds of boxers.
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