APM: The Story

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  • Gun Stories: A Gun Is Freedom MP3

    Dick speaks with Yang Li, who was born and raised in China. As soon as he got his citizenship in the U.S., he bought a gun. He considers it a tool that defends against tyranny, and he has joined gun rights groups and spoken at rallies.

    19.02.2013

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    19.02.2013

  • Seaside Heights N.J. Rebuilds The Boardwalk MP3

    Host Dick Gordon spends a day in Sandy Seaside Heights, N.J., where some people are rebuilding, and others are chosing not to. Also in this show: the group of fishermen who started their own business to sell directly to consumers; and listener reaction to the story of Brian Banks, who spent five years in prison on a wrongful rape accusation.

    18.02.2013

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    18.02.2013

  • Writers Justin Torres and Dorothy Allison Share In Inspiration MP3

    Dick speaks with Justin Torres, author of We The Animals, about his inspiration: Dorothy Allison. He then speaks with Dorothy Allison about her inspiration: Toni Morrison. Also in this show: Artist Toni Scott’s life-size castings of slaves.

    15.02.2013

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    15.02.2013

  • To the Soundtrack of a Violin MP3

    Classical violinists Toby and Itzhak Perlmantalk about meeting at music camp, having five children, and staying married for 46 years. Also in this show: a youth center’s rules – including no note passing.

    14.02.2013

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    14.02.2013

  • How the Gun Ban in England Was Passed MP3

    British Parliament member Jack Straw tells the story of a killing spree in Scotland in 1997 and how it spurred a gun ban. Also in this show: Chan Robbins, a leading bird expert who banded a 62-year-old albatross that recently hatched a chick; and how to prepare food for camping in Antarctica.

    13.02.2013

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    13.02.2013

  • Still Asking for Truth MP3

    Dick speaks with Thembi Simelane in South Africa. She has been seeking the truth of the disappearance of her sister, who was interrogated and tortured during apartheid. Also in this show: Musician Joseph Shabalala tells the story of how he started the group Lady Smith Black Mambazo; food activist Mark Lynas answers questions about genetically modified foods; and the story of the Mad Gasser.

    12.02.2013

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    12.02.2013

  • Inheriting the Family Guns - Or Not MP3

    Guest host Sean Cole goes to see his mother about a family rifle left to him by his grandfather. He then talks to Sean Carberry, who carried a gun for his old job, and now covers war in Afghanistan. Also in this show: how an idea is born.

    11.02.2013

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    11.02.2013

  • Ice Breaker: Scientists Drill in Antarctica MP3

    Dick puts in a call to American scientists drilling in Antarctica, where they’ve taken samples to see whether there’s life in a lake there. Also: listeners respond to the story of the teenager who flew into Moscow’s Red Squre in his Cessna, and jazz singer Gregory Porter talks about sounding like Nat King Cole as a boy.

    08.02.2013

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    08.02.2013

  • Accused and Exonerated: A Story of Rape MP3

    Brian Banks tells the story of how he was falsely accused of rape, lost a shot at college, spent five years in prison – then heard from his accuser, who admitted to lying. Also: Listener response to our ongoing series on guns; uncovering the mystery of Felix Mendelssohn’s Easter Sonata; and an audio postcard from under a Chicago freeway.

    07.02.2013

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    07.02.2013

  • India's First Female Police Chief on Rape MP3

    The Indian Police Service’s first female officer, Kiran Bedi, talks about violence against women when she was growing up, and says the police have recently let things slip. Also in this show: Israeli-Iranian pop star Rita Jahanforuz talks on her new album, "My Joys."

    05.02.2013

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    05.02.2013

  • Guns in the Parking Lot MP3

    We continue our series on guns with an Oklahoma paper mill worker who got fired for keeping a pistol locked in his truck in the mill’s parking lot, and with a Tennessee law maker who opposed the NRA and lost her office. Also in this show: The story of a female comedian who ran for the White House in 1940, and a radio drama about revisiting a small hometown.

    05.02.2013

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    05.02.2013

  • No Way Out MP3

    Staff Sgt. John Wayne Walding tells the story of how he and his U.S. Special Forces team fought in Afghanistan while pinned to a rock ledge for six hours. Also in this show: We continue our series of conversations on guns with the story of ranger Margaret Anderson, who was killed on duty at Mount Rainier National Park.

    04.02.2013

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    04.02.2013

  • Running in Muck City MP3

    Dick speaks with a coach and quarterback from the legendary football program of Muck City, Fl. Also in this show: Texas BBQ man Clyde Biggins talks about slow roasting in brisket – even in prison.

    01.02.2013

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    01.02.2013

  • Gun Stories MP3

    Dick speaks with Joel Myrick, the assistant principal who detained a shooter in a Mississippi High School using his own handgun. Also in this show: We hear from listeners on our series about guns; and writer Sherman Alexie talks about losing his Indian language.

    31.01.2013

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    31.01.2013

  • Exposure MP3

    Olympus CEO turned whistleblower. An abandoned geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller. And a woman buys a house without knowing it was built by her greant aunt in the 1930s.

    30.01.2013

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    30.01.2013

  • Ride with a New York City Train Operator MP3

    One NYC subway driver copes with hitting people who jump or fall on to the tracks. Plus, a look behind the scenes in the hotel industry.

    29.01.2013

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    29.01.2013

  • Mr. Mullin and Dr. Ruiz Go to Washington MP3

    Two first-term Congressmen - a plumber and a physician - tell us what they think they can accomplish. Plus, tourists and immigrants who see Detroit as the epicenter of rebirth in America.

    28.01.2013

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    28.01.2013

  • Flying High MP3

    Dick speaks with Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, who has sued Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for discrimination, about the change in a military policy that excludes women from ground combat. Also in this episode: The adventure of a 19-year-old in a single engine plane from Germany to Russia, and the pleasure of returning to a favourite book.

    25.01.2013

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    25.01.2013

  • Revolution in Egypt: Two Years Later MP3

    Stories from Egyptian activists, two years after Tahrir Square. Plus, guns in Chicago's Henry Horner projects.

    24.01.2013

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    24.01.2013

  • Home is Not a Rational Choice MP3

    Dick speaks with two women: one Palestinian and one Israeli. Plus, Robert MacFarlane talks about walking the world's ancient paths.

    22.01.2013

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    22.01.2013

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