The Story
4:10 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Longtime Boston Marathon Runner, Announcer Calls Event 'A Symbol Of Freedom'

Two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
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On this edition of The Story, host Dick Gordon speaks with longtime Boston Marathon announcer and runner Kathrine Switzer.

She was covering the event on Monday and witnessed the explosions. She says the event may have been targeted because it is a symbol of freedom.

"This has gutted me," she tells him.

Hear the interview at The Story's site. Alson in the show: When Kimberly Wasserman learned that health problems and death were tied to the smokestacks in her Chicago neighborhood, she got them shut down and was awarded a Goldman Environmental Award for her work; and writer Christopher Hanson is campaigning to get journalist Edward Kennedy recognition for reporting on the end of World War II.

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