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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 21, 2013

8:18 PM
En Route
Artist : Balmorhea
Album : Balmorhea
Composer : Rob Lowe, Michael Muller
Label : Self-Released
8:51 PM
Masolan
Artist : Balmorhea
Album : Stranger
Composer : Balmorhea
Label : Western Vinyl Records

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The Story
4:10 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Helping Kids Inside Syrian Refugee Camps

A child in a camp for Syrian refugees
Credit Deb Barry

Deb Barry of Save The Children has been working in one of the refugee camps for Syrians, in Erbil, Iraq. She says the smallest things, like an ink pen and notebook, bring a small measure of normalcy to children’s’ lives.

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The Story
5:10 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

For 25 Years, A Daughter Tries To Decipher A Message From Her Late Mother

Credit Terry Tempest Williams

Western writer Terry Tempest Williams was given a gift by her mother as she was dying: her journals - three shelves of them. When she sat down to read them, she found that they were all blank. Terry Tempest Williams has spent 25 years sorting out the message her mother meant to give her.

Also in this show: Photographer Charlotte Dumas likes to photograph working animals, and spent time at night in the stables of Arlington National Cemetery.

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The Story
4:50 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Dessa’s Parts of Speech

Dessa
Credit Shore Fire Media

She uses just the one name, but don’t be fooled by that brevity. Dessa, a rapper from Minneapolis, has earned a following with her song-writing skills and her work as the only female member of the hip hop collective Doomtree. In this conversation with host Dick Gordon, she talks about her path from philosophy student to poet to rapper.

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The Story
1:29 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

The Cost Of Truth

James Holzrichter became a reluctant whistleblower after finding evidence of misconduct by his employer, Northrop Grumman. He became a pariah in his field, and eventually found himself unemployed and homeless.

Also in this show: We honor a former guest, Lindy Linenberger, who survived the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. Lindy died this past summer at the age of 88.

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The Story
9:48 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Wrongfully Imprisoned in Nicaragua

Jason and Janis Puracal

 Jason Puracal was working in Nicaragua when he was wrongfully convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime. He was sentenced to 22 years in one of the worst prisons in the country. His sister Janis led the charge for his release. Also in this program, Greg Hampikian, a forensic expert who has devoted himself to using DNA technology to free the innocent.

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The Story
3:34 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Marching On Washington: A Photographer, A Minister, A Student, A Ranger

A woman at the March on Washington
Credit David Johnson/ Library of Congress

By the morning of Aug. 28, 1963, Naomi Moore, Jurgen Ahler, David Johnson and Gunny Gundrum had traveled to the heart of Washington D.C. – some from across town, others from across the country – for an event that none of them would forget.

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The Story
2:35 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Diary Of A Bad Year: A War Correspondent’s Dilemma

Kelly McEvers
Credit Glen Carey

In early 2011, NPR's Kelly McEvers started to see things in slow motion. She cried unpredictably. She was a correspondent in the turbulent Middle East, in the time of the Arab uprisings. Colleagues and friends were being kidnapped. Some were getting killed.

But still, she went toward the story. The next year, 2012, was the deadliest year on record for journalists. It was a huge hit to the "tribe" of war correspondents of which Kelly is a part. These are people who choose to go into conflict, to put themselves at risk. But they also enjoy the role, the adrenaline, the life. Some of them, like Kelly, have children.

As she reported in dangerous places like Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria, she braved gunfire, explosions, and tear gas, recording diaries the whole time. She also turned her reporting skills on her own life, seeking advice from doctors, scientists, and colleagues. Her goal was to answer one question: Why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives when they don't have to?

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The Story
2:58 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Inside The Mind Of A CIA Analyst

Credit Central Intelligence Agency

Cindy Storer joined the CIA in 1986, and was tracking radicals in Afghanistan long before the names Osama bin Laden or al Qaeda were common knowledge. She attempted to warn policy makers of threats before the Sept. 11 attacks, and we spoke with her about that in April. In this conversation, she talks with guest host Sean Cole about the ways in which the CIA gathers intelligence.

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WUNC Updates
12:17 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Award Winning Program "The Story" To End Eight-Year Run Due To Departure Of Host Dick Gordon

Dick Gordon, host of the The Story
Credit Indaia Whitcombe

"The Story,” a nationally syndicated public radio news interview program hosted by the award-winning journalist Dick Gordon, will broadcast its final program on North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC on October 11, 2013.

Gordon plans to return to his native Canada, where he started his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to be closer to his family.

Connie Walker, WUNC’s president and general manager, said Gordon recently made the difficult decision to step away from the program, which is produced at WUNC and offers an hour of stories, five days a week, in a long-form conversation format.

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The Story
1:22 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Ex-Drone Operator Captures Experiences In Poetry

MQ-1 Predator
Credit MQ-1 Predator

When Lynn Hill served in the U.S. Air Force, she helped operate Predator drones that flew over Iraq and Afghanistan – but she did it from a base in Las Vegas. When her tour was up in 2006, she closed the door on that part of her life - until she started writing poetry delving into what it meant for her to have one foot in the war and one foot at home. In this conversation, Hill tells guest host Sean Cole about a performance she has created called "Holding It Down."

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