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The truly incredible story of a guy named Kirk Johnson who started a list of hundreds of Iraqis who needed to get out of their country. They were getting death threats, and he was their only hope. Only 26 and living in his aunt's basement, he had no idea what to do. How Kirk kind of succeeded spectacularly and failed spectacularly at the same time. INTERACTIVE: "Emails From a Dead Man" Source: thisamericanlife.org
This week we bring you stories of privilege, and the lengths some will go to to maintain it. One woman's fight to stop a celebrity from breaking her city's parking laws. And a collection of stories from the Studs Terkel Hard Times radio series.
We've discovered that one of our most popular episodes contained numerous fabrications. This week, we detail the errors in Mike Daisey's story about visiting Foxconn, which makes iPads and other products for Apple in China. Marketplace's China correspondent Rob Schmitz discovered the fabrications. Transcript. Press Release.