A story from the Blunt Youth Radio Project about the rules at Maine's Long Creek Youth Development Center, which include no note passing. The young people there hate the rule and share their thoughts with youth reporter Jacorey.
And now, achieving flight while still on earth. We listen in to a father, Jon Carroll, and his daughter, trapeze artist Shana Carroll. She is part of that small group of people who knows what it feels like to fly. Produced by Jay Allison, a staff member at Transom.org.
When Anthony Smith became principal at Cincinnati’s Taft High School , it was the worst performing school in the state. Today, the principal is in Washington DC accepting a Blue Ribbon Award on behalf of the school. Also: contributor Krista Bremer on circumcision. And: Argentina's Dirty War.
Every day we are faced with philosophical questions. Some questions are small, such as: what is the right thing to do when an unwanted religious proselytizer knocks on your door? And big questions like: how should we approach the painful finality of death? Lani Roberts teaches philosophy at Oregon State University. She wrestles with everyday problems of right and wrong, and happens to believe that it is okay to lie to the unwelcome person knocking on her door. Yet she loves the ideal of truthfulness, and in fact reminds Dick that the word 'philosophy' means 'the love of wisdom.' Also in this epsiode: a listener story about "Pa-Pa's Rooster."
Before Frank McCourt became famous as the author of "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis," he was for 30 years a high school English teacher in New York. His book about that experience is "Teacher Man." Also in this episode, Meredith Sorenson hikes all 2,168 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Plus, a man named Mervin Jenkins turns his life around.