439: A House Divided

439: A House Divided

Jun 24, 2011
Stories about people who find themselves either unexpectedly being singled out or doing the singling out. Including one story about nine public officials whose constituents are trying to throw them out of office, and another story about a man's very physical battle with himself.
  • A few years back, when he and his family were driving home from a vacation in Texas, John Nova Lomax realized that the police were aggressively tailing him. And he was definitely not prepared for the reason they pulled him over. John is a writer for the Houston Press, and has a book called Houston's Best Dive Bars. (6 minutes)FamilyFunnyPoliceTravel

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  • Producer Ben Calhoun heads to his home state of Wisconsin, a place currently turned against itself in the form of Senate recall elections. Ben found that the old way of doing politics in Wisconsin has been flipped completely upside down. (25 minutes)GovernmentPolitics

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  • One night on stage, comedian Julian McCullough had an intense pain in his stomach, which he assumed was food poisoning. But it turned out to be a much more serious internal battle. Julian's story was recorded at Told, a storytelling show in New York City hosted by our production manager Seth Lind, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group. (11 minutes)FunnyHealth Care/MedicineLive Performance

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  • Jeanne Darst was 16 when her parents split up. But it turned out they just weren't too skilled at the whole divorce thing. A version of this story is included in Jeanne's forthcoming book Fiction Ruined My Family.DivorceFamilyHolidaysParents

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