The Story
5:31 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

In A Classroom, Two Longtime Rivals Meet

Michael Wilder (left) and Yafinceio Harris
Credit Peace During War

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 "Big B," followed Wilder, known as "Too Short," and almost killed him in a street fight. They both spent time in prison, and eventually had a meeting neither expected – in the classroom of a community college.

Also in this show: A dreamy trip to Brazil, Argentina and France through the music of Dom la Nena.

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