About The Story
The Story is a daily interview program designed to bring great stories to public radio middays in a way that will help listeners understand what is going on in their world and why it matters to them.
A veteran radio journalist, host Dick Gordon interviews people whose real-life experiences help us understand the news of the day or ongoing issues of importance.
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When other kids were out riding bikes, Anthony Mangieri was in his grandmother
In his six-month project to offer help to anyone, the Free Help Guy has been asked to give a tour of London, to allow a hypnotist to hypnotize him
A photographer, a helicopter pilot, and an emergency room manager talk about their lives since the devastating tornado in Moore. Also in this show: Host Dick Gordon speaks with Ahmed Errachidi, a Moroccan chef who was held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for five-and-a-half years under suspicion that he had ties with al-Qaeda; A former inmate at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., on being held at a facility run by the same guards who work at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp; how the world
Tommy McKearney, a former prisoner and IRA fighter, tells host Dick Gordon about the Irish Republican Army hunger strikes in Northern Ireland in the 1980s
Chris Dancy is wired up to measure himself every moment of every work day, and says keeping metrics on himself has made him a better employee and will be a tool for the future of the workplace. Also in this show: Roman Mars of the 99% Invisible podcast looks back to a time when we sent information using pneumatic
Host Dick Gordon speaks with David Cooper, the part-sleuth, part-mechanic who restored a rare 1937 Delage Aerosport Coupe. Also in this show: Alex McLean, the photographer-pilot who documented New York City
The Story has followed the life of a school teacher from Somalia since 2009. Earlier this month, he found out that he won a visa lottery to the U.S. Also in this show: Philanthropist Melinda Gates has had conversations with mothers across the globe, and says women everywhere want to find the best care for their children. For years, dozens of runners dropped their gear at Boston
Host Dick Gordon speaks with Sue Gardner, director of the Wikimedia Foundation, about how she got to her job, and how the organization is working to bring more female editors to the site. Also in this show: Actor Scott Shepherd on reading
Todd Busch, who is overseeing the removal of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, explains to host Dick Gordon how the vessel is expected to be towed away by December this year. Also in this show: Benji Smith and Emily Lau were celebrating their honeymoon aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship when it started sinking; and illustrator Matt Kish tells host Dick Gordon why he made a work of art for each page of the classic Moby-Dick.
Larry Hyatt runs one of the biggest gun shops in the country, and he tells host Dick Gordon that as some politicians have tried to tighten gun legislation, he