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The Story archived on WUNC.

Produced in the studios of WUNC, the program is hosted by Dick Gordon.  The Story offers an hour of stories, five days a week. The show begins with a long form conversation with host Dick Gordon; some days we are linked to the news and other days we mix it up; if a person has a great story to tell we might give them most of the show, another show might have 5-6 segments.

The program ended its run on WUNC in the late fall of 2013.

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March 22, 2013

1:16 PM
At the Circus: Lydia the Tattoed Lady
Artist : The Marx Brothers
Album : Night at the Opera
Composer : E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Harold Arlen
Label : Soundtrack Factory
1:37 PM
Oscar Peterson
Artist : Makin’ Whoopee
Album : Stephane Grappelli in Paris
Composer : Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
Label : Universal
1:50 PM
A Change is Gonna Come
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Learning to Bend
Composer : Ben Sollee
Label : sonaBLAST!, Thirty Tigers

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The Story
11:07 am
Wed February 13, 2013

How the Gun Ban in England Was Passed

An officer outside at Dunblane Primary School.
Credit Dunblane Documentaries

HOW THE GUN BAN IN ENGLAND WAS PASSED IN ENGLAND

After a killing spree in Scotland in 1996, public pressure for a ban on guns grew. Dick speaks with then British Parliament member Jack Straw about how the ban became law and his thoughts on "America's love affair with guns." He says that the U.S. still has frontier states and that there are reasons to own a gun in Texas and Arizona. [Photo: Dunblane Documentaries]


THE MAN WHO BANDED THE ALBATROSS

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The Story
10:39 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Years After South African Woman Disappears During Apartheid, Family Still Searches For Answers

Credit Zulu Love Letter

STILL ASKING FOR TRUTH

From South Africa, Thembi Simelane and her lawyer Howard Varney speak about their effort to uncover the truth about her sister, who is still missing. She was a courier for the African National Congress during the apartheid struggle, and she was taken, interrogated and tortured. No one has admitted to the murder, and this is one of many cases of disappeared people still unresolved in South Africa.

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The Story
11:29 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Inheriting The Family Guns - Or Not

A 1944 Montgomery Ward ad for boys' drill rifles.
Credit Montgomery Ward

INHERITING THE FAMILY GUNS - OR NOT

Guest host Sean Cole goes to see his mother to find out why she did not give him the rifle left to him by his grandfather. He's told he comes from a "family of shooters," but that his mother did not hold onto the gun.

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The Story
10:58 am
Fri February 8, 2013

What's Lurking Beneath Antarctica's 5 Million Square Miles Of Ice?

Microbe images and an investigator peering into an ice hole.
Credit WISSARD

Ice Breaker: Scientists Drill in Antarctica

Dick puts a call into McMurdo Station to talk with one of the U.S. scientists on an expedition to drill into a frozen lake to find out what is underneath. They have taken samples now and have to get the lake water back to the U.S. to see whether there is life in this lake.

Letters

Remembering the Cessna that flew into Red Square back in 1987.

Real Good Hands: Gregory Porter is Up for a Grammy

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The Story
11:54 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Rape Should Not Be Tolerated, Says India's First and Highest Ranking Female Police Officer

India's First Female Police Chief on Rape

We speak with Dr. Kiran Bedi about how she managed the Indian police when she was in charge, making sure they treated rape cases seriously and properly. She says the case of the young woman who was raped in December and died from her injuries has shaken many in India and she predicts changes across society.

Rita Jahanforuz Sings for Israel and Iran

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The Story
10:23 am
Tue February 5, 2013

The Story: The Paper Mill Worker Who Was Fired For Keeping His Pistol In His Truck

GUNS IN THE PARKING LOT

In this edition of our series Gun Stories, Dick speaks with Larry Mullens, who was fired from his paper mill job in Oklahoma because he kept a pistol in his locked truck in the parking lot. That incident became the origin of a bill that has moved through various state legislatures. In Tennessee, the NRA targeted Debra Maggart as a roadblock - even though she has a 100 percent pro-gun voting record. She tells the story of the campaign for the bill and against her candidacy.

VOTE FOR GRACIE

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The Story
9:18 am
Fri February 1, 2013

How a Team of Green Berets Fought an Ambush in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. John Wayne Walding

NO WAY OUT

A team of elite soldiers were sent into a mountainous area to capture an insurgent leader and were ambushed. Staff Sgt. John Wayne Walding talks about the attack, and how he and his team kept fighting while pinned to a rock ledge for six hours.

GUN STORIES:DEATH IN A NATIONAL PARK

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The Story
1:21 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

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

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.

Letters

We share listener letters about Gun stories. 

A Table's Return

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