The Story: The Assistant Principal Who Stopped a Shooter at His School

Jan 31, 2013

Gun Stories

We continue our series of conversations about guns in America with Joel Myrick in Mississippi. In 1997, he was an assistant principal at Pearl High School when a student walked into the school and started shooting. Myrick ran to his car and got his legally-owned .45 Colt pistol and pointed it at the shooter to stop him.


We share listener letters about Gun stories. 

A Table's Return

Janaya Lasker Ferretti tells the story of a much-loved table her grandmother owned - and how she got it back.

Sherman Alexie

Producer Katie Davis talks to writer Sherman Alexie about losing language and the permanence of song among Native Americans.