Some young people who find themselves in trouble manage to remove themselves on their own. Jordan Patrick Austin Teklay was constantly at odds with his mother, so he decided to leave. He was only 15. This story comes from WNYC’s Radio Rookies.
Thoughts on working from a paperboy, and a waitress in interviews by Studs Terkel.
Jake Warga talks to tourists and immigrants who have landed in Detroit, and see the troubled city as the epicenter of rebirth in America.
Eric Glatt secured a glamorous Hollywood internship, worked for free, and ended up suing the company.
Kayaking and walking on Ellesmere Island, a rugged land of towering mountains, vast ice fields, and a deeply indented coastline.
A former vegan on why he started hunting deer for his sustenance.
How a woman discovered a man living in her attic.
Phoebe Judge speaks with writer Marcia Aldrich about her exploration of a friend’s suicide, in her book Companion to an Untold Story.
Writer and regular contributor Ann Hood tells how she, a life-long Democrat, met her husband, a Republican.
A Kenyan community that fights drought by literally walking the other way.
Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian took photos, filmed, and interviewed inmates at length in Texas’ death row in 1979. Their documentary and book are being re-issued this month.
: Ameena Matthews grew up in the center of one of Chicago's deadliest gangs, and was shot. She now makes a living stepping into violent situations, and trying to stop them.
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