The Story on WUNC http://wunc.org en Black Child In A Mostly White School: Story Spans 13 Years http://wunc.org/post/black-child-mostly-white-school-story-spans-13-years <p>Over the course of 13 years, Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson filmed their son's progress through the elite New York City prep school called Dalton. As an African-American family in a predominantly white school, the years were challenging for everyone.</p><p><a href="http://www.unctv.org/content/american-promise">Their documentary<em> American Promise</em> airs on&nbsp; UNC-TV Thursday 2/6/14 at 10 p.m.</a></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:15:06 +0000 Carol Jackson 16138 at http://wunc.org Black Child In A Mostly White School: Story Spans 13 Years The Story, The Final Show: Where Are They Now? http://wunc.org/post/story-final-show-where-are-they-now <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_10_11_where_are_they_now.mp3</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:44:24 +0000 Dick Gordon 23995 at http://wunc.org The Story, The Final Show: Where Are They Now? One House, Half In Palestine, Half In Israel http://wunc.org/post/one-house-half-palestine-half-israel <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013-10-10_a_house_divided.mp3</p><p>Mohammed El Kurd grew up in the East Jerusalem house where his family has lived for more than 50 years. In 2009, a group of Israeli settlers moved into a building on the property, claiming it as their own. Host Dick Gordon speaks to Mohammed and to a settler, Yaakov Fauci, to explore their relationship to the soil they share.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:27:15 +0000 Dick Gordon 23944 at http://wunc.org One House, Half In Palestine, Half In Israel Did The Beatles Steal A Song My Father Wrote? http://wunc.org/post/did-beatles-steal-song-my-father-wrote <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_10_09_did_the_beatles_steal_my_fathers_song.mp3</p><p>When Michael Humphrey was growing up, he would sometimes hear his father telling strangers a story about how the Beatles stole a song he wrote. People would almost always be confused and bewildered &ndash; and Michael would wish he weren&rsquo;t there. &ldquo;It didn&rsquo;t matter to me whether it was true or not. It was just embarrassing that something so outrageous was being said,&rdquo; he remembers. In this conversation, Humphrey tells host Dick Gordon how he eventually looked into his father&rsquo;s claim that the Beatles stole the composition for &ldquo;Lady Madonna.&rdquo; Humphrey interviewed his father, and set out to find sheet music and anyone close to Paul McCartney who would speak to him. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:10:03 +0000 Dick Gordon 23877 at http://wunc.org Did The Beatles Steal A Song My Father Wrote? Newly And Happily Married At 90 http://wunc.org/post/newly-and-happily-married-90 <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_10_08_love_at_90.mp3</p><p>Nate Kalichman was 90 and Paula Givan was 67 when they got married. Sit with them and it seems like their love is brand new and like they&rsquo;ve been married for years. In this 2012 conversation with host Dick Gordon, they share their stories of finding love late in life and making plans.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:53:16 +0000 Dick Gordon 23813 at http://wunc.org Newly And Happily Married At 90 In A Classroom, Two Longtime Rivals Meet http://wunc.org/post/classroom-two-longtime-rivals-meet <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_10_07_a_classroom_in_michigan.mp3</p><p>When Yafinceio Harris and Michael Wilder were growing up in a tough neighborhood of Kalamazoo, Mich., they were members of rivaling crews that often came close to armed confrontation. Once, Harris, also known as &quot;Big B,&quot; followed Wilder, known as &quot;Too Short,&quot; and almost killed him in a street fight. They both spent time in prison, and eventually had a meeting neither expected &ndash; in the classroom of a community college.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:31:28 +0000 Dick Gordon 23766 at http://wunc.org In A Classroom, Two Longtime Rivals Meet Looking To Clean India’s Holy Ganges River http://wunc.org/post/looking-clean-india-s-holy-ganges-river <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_10_03_looking_to_clean_indias_holiest_river_0.mp3</p><p>The Ganges, the 1,500-mile river flowing through Northern India, is one of the holiest yet most polluted places in the country. It is a place where people pray, and a place where people wash and bathe. Producer Phoebe Judge travels to the city of Varanasi, on the river&rsquo;s left bank, where she meets people who live along the Ganges and want to clean it up the sewage that pours into it every day.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:42:10 +0000 Dick Gordon 23561 at http://wunc.org Looking To Clean India’s Holy Ganges River Life On The Chicken Processing Line http://wunc.org/post/life-chicken-processing-line <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_10_02_life_on_the_line.mp3</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:37:05 +0000 Dick Gordon 23512 at http://wunc.org Life On The Chicken Processing Line Man, On First Day Working At National Park, Attacked By A Grizzly Bear http://wunc.org/post/man-first-day-working-national-park-attacked-grizzly-bear <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_10_01_grizzly_bear_attack.mp3</p><p>Joe Williams was a 20-year-old looking for adventure on his first day working at Glacier National Park when he and a friend spotted a female grizzly bear. Williams got tangled with the bear, getting mauled and fighting back, while his friend was able to run for help. Williams recounts the event to host Dick Gordon in this conversation and explains what the event has come to mean to him in the years since.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:32:28 +0000 Dick Gordon 23439 at http://wunc.org Man, On First Day Working At National Park, Attacked By A Grizzly Bear Growing Up In The White House http://wunc.org/post/growing-white-house <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_09_30_growing_up_in_the_white_house.mp3</p><p>Luci Baines Johnson was a teenager in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed and her father, Lyndon Johnson, was thrust into the presidency. That year, the family moved into the White House, and Luci was fully aware of the tragic reason for their move. In this conversation with host Dick Gordon, she talks about the day she became the first daughter. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:35:45 +0000 Dick Gordon 23368 at http://wunc.org Growing Up In The White House