Radio Archive by Contributor

Alix Spiegel

Alix worked on the show from the very beginning, and went on to become a great reporter. Each of these led to a flood of email from listeners: 77, 204, 322.
  • Bad Teacher.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    Alix Spiegel revisits a story she reported in 2006 - which caused more listeners to email us ...9/11ChildrenEducation

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  • Underachievement Test.

    436: The Psychopath Test 05.27.2011

    NPR Science Correspondent Alix Spiegel tells the story of Robert Dixon, who's in a maximum ...Criminal JusticeMental Health

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  • Dartmouth Atlas Shrugged.

    391: More Is Less 10.09.2009

    Are doctors to blame for the rising costs? NPR Science Correspondent Alix Spiegel reports on the ...BusinessHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Which One Of These Is Not Like The Others?

    322: Shouting Across the Divide 12.15.2006

    Serry and her husband's love story began in a place not usually associated with romance: The ...FamilyRaceReligion

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  • Love Is A Battlefield.

    317: Unconditional Love 09.15.2006

    Alix Spiegel tells the story of a couple, Heidi and Rick Solomon, who adopt a son who was raised ...AdoptionParenting

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  • An Epidemic Created By Doctors.

    215: Ask An Expert 06.14.2002

    Alix Spiegel reports on the "Recovered Memory" movement. In the early 1990s people across ...Health Care/Medicine

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  • Act One.

    204: 81 Words 01.18.2002

    In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) declared that homosexuality was not a ...Health Care/MedicineSexuality

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  • Act Two.

    204: 81 Words 01.18.2002

    Alix Spiegel's story continues, with a man dressed in a Nixon mask called Dr. Anonymous, and a ...Health Care/MedicineSexuality

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  • Act One.

    189: Hitler's Yacht 07.13.2001

    Reporter Alix Spiegel tells the story of the Ostwind, the boat that came to be known as ...BoatsHistory

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  • Act Two.

    189: Hitler's Yacht 07.13.2001

    Alix Spiegel's story continues. (28 minutes) BoatsHistory

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  • Case One. Better Left To The Imagination.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    Most sperm banks provide all sorts of information about their donors: Education level, medical ...Health Care/MedicineParenting

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  • Money Versus Man.

    163: Can You Fight City Hall…If You Are City Hall? 06.30.2000

    A small-town mayor tries to keep a developer from building in his town...and it results in the ...BusinessGovernmentHousing

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  • The Hissing Of Winter Lawns.

    158: Mob Mentality 05.05.2000

    What happens when a crowd converges over something they strongly believe in, for weeks, and ...ActivismJournalismTelevision

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  • Act One.

    142: Barbara 10.15.1999

    Barbara Clinkscales grew up in Chicago's public housing projects, had her first child when she ...ChildrenEducationFamily

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  • Act Two.

    142: Barbara 10.15.1999

    Barbara's story continues, as she hears some terrible news about her son. (18 minutes)ChildrenMothersParenting

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  • Doing Good By Doing Bad.

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    Ron Copeland is a historical interpreter at the Conner Prairie Living History Museum, outside of ...HistoryJobs/EmploymentRace

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  • What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding?

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    Alix Spiegel travels with a group of white suburbanites as they pretend to be runaway slaves, at ...HistoryRaceTheater

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  • Reservations.

    113: Windfall 10.16.1998

    Alix Spiegel reports on an entire community that's turned its back on easy money—for now. Nine ...EconomicsGambling

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  • Act One.

    101: Niagara 05.01.1998

    The modern history of Niagara Falls can be divided roughly into three phases: Schemers who came ...ChildhoodEnvironmentHistory

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  • Exodus.

    77: Pray 09.26.1997

    Alix Spiegel in Colorado Springs, where a massive prayer project is underway to pray for every ...Neighbors/NeighborhoodsReligion

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  • Centralia.

    59: Fire 04.11.1997

    An inextinguishable subterranean fire on the edge of a small Pennsylvania town, and why the ...HistoryNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • How you gonna keep em down on the farm?

    58: Small Towns 04.04.1997

    Singles in Agriculture. By reporter Liz Weil and Alix Spiegel. (25 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentRomance

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  • Voyager.

    43: Faustian Bargains 11.22.1996

    Alix Spiegel tells the story of her friend Jayna, who made a Faustian bargain at 11 years old. ...ChildhoodFamilyFriendship

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  • The Economy.

    16: Economy 03.14.1996

    Temporary employment agencies' business has exploded in the last few years as corporations lay ...BusinessEconomicsJobs/Employment

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