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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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
Andrew Chin, a.k.a. Brushy One-String, has crafted a unique style playing a one-string guitar and singing in an utterly original voice. Also in this show: The teenage diary of Melissa, who didn
Contributor Scott Carrier lived in the Salt Lake City neighborhood where 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted and held, and he says that we can be blind to what is right in front of us. Also in this show: Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, who is 95 and one of the country
Alan Smith taught philosophy and literature to violent criminals in prison until he realized he was
Charles Kernaghan, a labor rights activist, has pushed for governments to prioritize the rights of workers in Bangladesh and elsewhere. He talks with host Dick Gordon about the recent tragedy there. Also in this show: Adam Davis, who taught eight science classes at three colleges in Pittsburgh, has met with the United Steelworkers to talk about unionizing; and the Teenage Diary of Juan, who crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. with his family.
Host Dick Gordon speaks with Daniela Pelaez, a freshman at Dartmouth College who is undocumented and has been lobbying the U.S. Senate
Host Dick Gordon checks in with Issa Touma, a resident of the Syrian city of Aleppo and occasional guest of the program. Also in this show: A Syrian living in the U.S. calls a friend who left Damascus and one who remains; and a story about the day blues guitarist Robert Johnson and cellist Pablo Casals recorded music.