The Story finds people whose lives are intersecting with significant issues in the news and gives them the opportunity to tell their story. At a time when celebrity rules and the only "ordinary" people we see are faces in the crowd, The Story reminds listeners that their stories and their lives matter.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:00pm
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’s hidden skyline gardens.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:00pm
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’s Crossroads Irish Bar, took the subway out of town, and ran the Boston Marathon route back to the bar. And Bob Stewart, who owned Carousel Arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J., says the town is as ready as it can be for the summer season.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:00pm
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 every single word of the Great Gatsby on stage.
Monday, May 13, 2013 10:00pm
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.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:00pm
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’s seen a growing demand for “high capacity” guns. Also in this show: William Vizzard, who tracked down firearms for almost three decades, talks about laws that helped his work; Jay Wachtel, a veteran firearms trafficking investigator, talks about the man power needed to bust a gun ring; Malcolm Shabazz, who was killed last week in Mexico, spoke to Dick in 2011 about his grandfather Malcolm X.