We hear from James Luria, who tells the story of a time when he was angry at his father, loaded a shotgun and considered shooting him. [Read an essay James wrote.]
"Back to the Ground" by Jamie Cullen
Dick speaks with Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, who has sued Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for discrimination, about the change in a military policy that excludes women from ground combat.
A Queens man who saved six of his neighbors from fire.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist talks about turning politics into humor, and Thursday’s vice presidential debate happening just south from him.
An interview with a soldier who guarded the student who integrated Ole Mis.
NPR's Kelly McEvers gives us the latest from Syria.
An anti-corruption activist from India, letters about two sisters’ approach to paying for college.
Two government lawyers, June Clarkson and Theresa Edwards, smelled something fishy in a series of mortgage foreclosure papers, and set out to get to the bottom of it. What they got was fired.
Youth Radio writer Jelani Gibson took a bus from Pontiac, Michigan to spend a week in Zucotti Park with his grandmother and recorded an audio diary.
Dick speaks with the chief public defender in Luzerne Country, Pa., who started declining new cases for his office because he feels his staff of lawyers might have to take shortcuts.
Then, James Luria, who as a boy of 9 loaded his father’s shotgun and almost shot him.
Hal Stucker lived in New York City in the 1980's at a time when crime was rampant. After being mugged several times, he began to carry a pistol on the subway.
Pete Heikes was given a rifle by his grandmother and through that he learned about her early days working a ranch in Texas. He plans to let his daughter shoot the rifle when she is older.
Dick and producer Phoebe Judge read letters about gun owner Yang Li and his passionate defense of gun ownership.
A story from Roman Mars and Sam Greenspan of 99% Invisible.
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