The Sunday Conversation
Mar 2, 2014 — Cynthia Wright takes on cases no one else wants to hear about: crimes against children. She sees herself as an advocate for those who can't speak for themselves and a support for their families.
Feb 23, 2014 — Melissa Anelli is the author of Harry, A History, a best-selling book about Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling's series. And for more than five years, she has also been the victim of a cyberstalker.
Feb 16, 2014 — Reed Vreeland has HIV. He talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about living with the virus, figuring out when to disclose his status, and his work to eradicate the stigma of having HIV-positive status.
Feb 9, 2014 — In the 1980's and 90's, crack cocaine ravaged the nation's capitol, helping to earn D.C. the moniker "the murder capital of the United States." For this week's Sunday Conversation, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Ruben Castaneda, who was himself addicted to crack even while he reported on the crack epidemic for The Washington Post.
Feb 2, 2014 — John Moffitt was an offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks for two seasons, and then got traded to another powerhouse team, the Denver Broncos. Those two teams are playing in Super Bowl XLVIII, but Moffitt won't be on the field; he quit midway through this season. Moffitt joins NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about his decision to walk away from football.
Jan 26, 2014 — William Wiley oversees a nonprofit charged with collecting evidence of atrocities committed by both sides in the Syrian war. It's dangerous work, and the group has suffered losses. Their sacrifices won't be in vain, Wiley says, but exactly how justice will come to the war's victims isn't yet clear.
Jan 19, 2014 — Famous for a GoDaddy commercial that aired during Superbowl XLVII, Jesse Heiman says he's one of the hardest working extras in Hollywood. He's been credited in more than 70 movies since 2001. Heiman talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about trying to work his way up the call-sheet into larger, speaking roles.
Jan 12, 2014 — Rachel Garlinghouse and her husband, both white, have adopted three African-American children. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin that her transracial family makes her look at discrimination "in a whole new way." Garlinghouse says she must be humble and realistic about the challenges.
Jan 5, 2014 — Elwyn McRoy has been trying to land a job coaching Division I college basketball for more than a decade. He's skipped meals, slept in cars, and lived thousands of miles from his wife and kids for months at a time to achieve that goal. McRoy talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about his new, one-year coaching contract, and why he's still in the game.
Dec 28, 2013 — Disillusioned by corporate greed and his life as a Wall Street financier, Chris Arnade quit his job and devoted his time to photographing drug addicts and prostitutes in the South Bronx. NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with him about his new mission among the street people he now counts as some of his best friends.