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11:57 am
Wed April 17, 2013

ATF Bomb Expert Explains Boston Marathon Investigation

ATF special agents working inside the blast scene of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.
Credit Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

On the afternoon of Feb. 26, 1993, Malcolm Brady led a team from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into broken concrete in New York City. Their assignment: find out what had blown up four levels of parking garages - and more than 400 vehicles - below the World Trade Center.

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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.
Credit Instagram user xxshawnxxx

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.

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12:07 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Activist Group Wants To Buy Student Debt - And Forgive It

Credit Rolling Jubilee

So easy to get, so hard to pay off.

With the national average for student debt hovering around $23,000, a group of activists is purchasing student debt from collectors and simply "forgiving it." The group, known as Rolling Jubilee, call their movement "a bailout of the people by the people." 

On The Story, host Dick Gordon speaks with Rolling Jubilee member Christopher Cassucio, who owes more than $100,000 in student loan debt.

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11:27 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Puppeteer Basil Twist And The Rite of Spring

Puppeteer Basil Twist

The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky almost caused a riot when it was first seen 100 years ago. The music, the choreography was so unusual and dissonant that the audience rebelled. There was laughter and fistfights. Today it has become a classic piece and is being celebrated on its centenary- yet eyebrows can still be raised when a puppeteer stages The Rite of Spring. Basil Twist and Dick Gordon speak on the day of a new world premiere.

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7:24 am
Fri April 5, 2013

How The Loyola Ramblers, 1963 NCAA Champions, Changed The Color Of College Basketball

The Loyola Chicago Ramblers played against Cincinnati in the 1963 N.C.A.A. tournament title game.
Credit Ramblers

The 1963 NCAA Championship game was much more than a battle to decide the best college basketball team in America. It was a loud statement the civil rights movement had begun.

Jerry Harkness was the African American captain of the Loyola Chicago Ramblers.  He tells Dick Gordon about the moment he realized he was part of history, and about his anticipation now of his induction into the NCAA Hall of Fame.

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9:18 am
Fri February 1, 2013

How a Team of Green Berets Fought an Ambush in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. John Wayne Walding


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.


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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.


We share listener letters about Gun stories. 

A Table's Return

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