485: Surrogates

485: Surrogates

Jan 25, 2013
This week we look at people who see themselves in others and try to live out their lives through stand-ins — including the story of what one father saw in the convicted murderer he decided to adopt. And the proxy battle over a woman’s honor that became a presidential obsession.
  • Host Ira Glass visits Claremont Middle School in Oakland, CA — a school with two principals. Principals Reggie and Ronnie Richardson are also twins. Sharing the job provides all kinds of advantages ... primarily, they can stand in for each other when the other is not around. (10 mins.)EducationFamily

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An old Cigar box lid depicting Margaret (Peggy) O'Neale.

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