APM: The Story

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  • Spiritual Warfare: Evangelical Protestants Convert Catholics MP3

    Spirituality becomes entangled with politics in Guatemala, plus Luc Sante on the "novels" of Félix Fénéon and a reading from poet Charles Bernstein.

    19.03.2013

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    19.03.2013

  • Guns in America's Homes, Schools and Streets MP3

    As the Senate begins to consider a ban on assault weapons, we offer a collection of stories about Americans and guns.

    18.03.2013

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    18.03.2013

  • Alexandra Fuller - 'Falling' MP3

    Writer Alexandra Fuller told her husband she wanted to leave. Minutes later, he had a terrible accident and the end of her relationship became entwined with the accident. Also in this show: Producer Phoebe Judge talks to Claudine Andre of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who helped establish a sanctuary for bonobos.

    15.03.2013

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    15.03.2013

  • When Women Were Birds MP3

    Western writer Terry Tempest Williams spent 25 years sorting out the message her mother gave her when she left her three shelves of blank journals. Also in this show: Photographer Charlotte Dumas likes to photograph working animals, and spent time at night in the stables of Arlington National Cemetery.

    14.03.2013

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    14.03.2013

  • Father Bernard Lynch Fights For A Place In The Church MP3

    A conversation with an Irish priest who came out as gay after he made his vows to the Catholic Church. Also in this show: Dick speaks with the granddaughter of Catholic activist Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker newspaper and hospitality houses.

    13.03.2013

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    13.03.2013

  • The Key - The Conclave In Rome MP3

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, who was inside the Vatican in 2005, describes the process of deciding who would become the new pope. Also in this show: a gay Catholic priest presses from the inside for change; and Basque sheepherders reveal cooking traditions from their work out west.

    13.03.2013

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    13.03.2013

  • Leave A Message And Offender Number: A 24/7 Public Defender MP3

    Dick speaks with Travis Williams about the heavy caseload he carries in Hall Country, Ga., and to Al Flora, the chief public defender of Luzerne County, Pa., about having to decline new cases. Also in this show: A young man in a youth residential facility calls home to speak with his family.

    12.03.2013

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    12.03.2013

  • A Fukushima Farmer Tills His Soil For Radiation MP3

    Dick calls Japanese farmer Mitsuo Sato, who lived close to the Fukushima Daiichi reactor before the tsunami in 2011. He is part of a crew that is decontaminating the soil in his farming community. Also in this show: Japanese photographer Shimpei Tekada collected contaminated soil and placed it on film; and photographer Wendy Ewald re-visits an Innu community after 40 years.

    11.03.2013

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    11.03.2013

  • Saying Goodbye To Hugo Chavez MP3

    Rafael Simón Jiménez was a high school friend of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, who died this week. As the country mourns, Dick speaks with Rafael Simón about the leader as a young man. Also in this show: A dreamy trip to Brazil, Argentina and France through the music of Dom la Nena.

    08.03.2013

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    08.03.2013

  • Lance Armstrong Apologizes To A Whistleblower MP3

    Betsy Andreu is married to a cycling teammate of Lance Armstrong. She spoke out on his taking banned drugs, and was reviled for her statements. Also in this show: Dick speaks with 23-year-old Mayor Alex Morse, who has been running Holyoke, Mass., for a year.

    07.03.2013

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    07.03.2013

  • Hard Rain In Kabul MP3

    A conversation with Terence White, the longest serving foreign correspondent in Afghanistan. Also in this show: We hear from soldiers in Afghanistan about the equipment and personal items they carry.

    06.03.2013

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    06.03.2013

  • Watching The River MP3

    Ken Dufalla watches for fish kills and chemicals in the water from coal and fracking sites in Green County, Pa. Also in this show: Author Carter Sickels reads from “The Evening Hour,” and Jim Hays commissioned a novel about the succession of Texas to make a point about the federal government.

    05.03.2013

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    05.03.2013

  • The Great Meteor Hunt MP3

    Dick speaks with Mike Hankey about how he got his start hunting down meteor fragments in rural Amish farmland. Also in this show: Dick speaks with Olympic wrestler Clarissa Chun who is joining forces to lobby the International Olympic Committee to keep wrestling in Olympic competition; and writer John Irving, a life-long wrestler, speaks from his exercise room.

    04.03.2013

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    04.03.2013

  • Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age MP3

    Known as a vocalist for the 1970's rock band Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry strips some of his classics of vocals and reinvents them in the style of 1920's jazz. Tune in to hear Avalon with trumpet, banjo and bass sax. Also in this show: 99% Invisible explores a Philadelphia park that became a mecca for skaters.

    01.03.2013

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    01.03.2013

  • Return To Fuling, China MP3

    When Peter Hessler first arrived in the remote Chinese river town of Fuling, the only way to get there was by boat. Recently, he went back for a visit to explore the changes that the Three Gorges Dam has made. Also in this show: Dick speaks with Denise Dennis, who is in a charge of her family farm - one that reaches back to before Abraham Lincoln was born.

    27.02.2013

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    27.02.2013

  • A Pistol, A Shotgun, And A Rifle MP3

    Today we have three gun stories about how and why people own a firearm. Also in this show: Dick and producer Phoebe Judge read letters about gun owner Yang Li and his passionate defense of gun ownership.

    26.02.2013

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    26.02.2013

  • Negotiating With Kidnappers MP3

    Dick speaks with Richard Wright, who has negotiated the release of kidnap victims in Mexico and other countries. Also in this show: Photographer Katie Orlinsky was based in Mexico and she saw that women were caught up in the drug wars and began to document it; and a soundscape of the Sonoran desert between Arizona and Mexico.

    25.02.2013

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    25.02.2013

  • The Real Argo MP3

    Mark Lijek was working in the American embassy in Iran when it was taken over by militant students. He tells the real-life story behind the film Argo. Also in this show: Filmmaker Wim Wenders tells Claes Andreaasson that having a story board from start to finish is boring, and he likes to make things up as he goes; and Fereshta Kazemi left Hollywood to act in her childhood country - Afghanistan.

    22.02.2013

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    22.02.2013

  • Barbara Rodbell - Growing up with Anne Frank MP3

    Growing up with Anne Frank – a childhood friend remembers a vibrant, curious girl. Also in this show: Robert MacFarlane reads from his latest, "The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot."

    21.02.2013

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    21.02.2013

  • Follow That Trapping: A Conversation With Art Detective Charles Hill MP3

    Charles Hill has a list of paintings he loves - some have been stolen, some he has recovered. Also: Dick speaks with documentary filmmaker Kate Schermerhorn about After Happily Ever After.

    20.02.2013

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    20.02.2013

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