Radio Archive by Tag

Activism

  • Prologue.

    534: A Not-So-Simple Majority 09.12.2014

    Before the war in the East Ramapo, New York school district, there was a truce. Local ...ActivismEducationNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Prologue.

    502: This Call May Be Recorded... To Save Your Life 08.09.2013

    Ira tells the story of Meron Estefanos, a freelance journalist who in 2011 got a troubling tip: ...ActivismCrimeImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    498: The One Thing You're Not Supposed To Do 06.21.2013

    Ira plays audio from a YouTube video made by Jonathan Perez. In it, 24 year old Jonathan, an ...ActivismImmigration

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  • Breaking the Ice.

    498: The One Thing You're Not Supposed To Do 06.21.2013

    Reporter Michael May tells the story of activists from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance who ...ActivismImmigrationLegal System

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  • The Right Man for the Job.

    495: Hot In My Backyard 05.17.2013

    Producer Ben Calhoun tells the story of a former Congressional Representative from South ...ActivismEnvironment

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  • Find an Enemy.

    495: Hot In My Backyard 05.17.2013

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of writer turned activist Bill McKibben. McKibben is trying to ...ActivismEnvironment

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  • Run Rabbit. No, Really, Run!

    480: Animal Sacrifice 11.30.2012

    Camas Davis tells a true story about a rabbit kidnapping that saves some rabbits' lives, kills ...ActivismAnimalsFood/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Just As I Am.

    462: Own Worst Enemy 04.13.2012

    Producer Jonathan Menjivar tells the story of John Smid, a gay man who did not want to be gay, ...ActivismSexuality

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  • Mike's Account.

    460: Retraction 03.16.2012

    Host Ira Glass has a lot of questions for Mike Daisey, beginning with why Daisey lied to Ira and ...ActivismJournalismRadio

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  • You've Got Shale.

    440: Game Changer 07.08.2011

    Producer Sarah Koenig continues the story Terry Engelder and Dan Volz, their rival calculations ...ActivismEducationEnvironment

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  • Ground War.

    440: Game Changer 07.08.2011

    Sarah takes us to Mt. Pleasant, PA, where a gas exploration company called Range Resources has ...ActivismEconomicsEnvironment

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  • Prologue.

    381: Turncoat 05.22.2009

    Ira talks with reporter My Thuan Tran of The Los Angeles Times about how San Jose City ...ActivismDevelopmentGovernment

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  • Code Red.

    381: Turncoat 05.22.2009

    The story from the prologue continues. (6 minutes) ActivismDevelopmentGovernment

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  • My Way Or The Fbi Way.

    381: Turncoat 05.22.2009

    Brandon Darby was a radical activist and one of the founders of the incredibly effective relief ...ActivismNatural Disasters

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  • Part Two.

    381: Turncoat 05.22.2009

    Michael May's story about Brandon Darby continues. (18 minutes) ActivismCriminal JusticeTerrorism

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  • Methinks Thou Dost Protest Too Much.

    378: This I Used to Believe 04.17.2009

    When Molly Antopol was in 7th grade she learned what abortion was—and it sounded to her like ...ActivismTeenagers

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  • A Pastor And His Flock.

    369: Poultry Slam 2008 11.28.2008

    Working in a poultry processing plant is one of the most unpleasant jobs you can get in this ...ActivismAnimalsLabor

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  • Putting The Cart Before The Porsche.

    368: Who Do You Think You Are? 11.07.2008

    Sara was raised in a fancy suburban neighborhood with strict parents who liked to flaunt their ...ActivismChildhoodLive Performance

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  • Prologue.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Host Ira Glass introduces a story on the most ambitious and hopeful solution to urban poverty in ...ActivismChildrenCity

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  • Harlem Renaissance.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Paul Tough reports on the Harlem Children's Zone, and its CEO and president, Geoffrey Canada. ...ActivismChildrenCity

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  • Prologue.

    358: Social Engineering 06.27.2008

    Tim White used to be a gang leader in Chicago, but now he's a "violence interrupter" for a ...ActivismCriminal Justice

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  • Mission: Impossible.

    348: Tough Room 02.08.2008

    Producer Jane Feltes spends a day with two young Mormons, on mission to possibly the least ...ActivismReligion

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  • Part Of Me, Why Not Take Part Of Me?

    347: Matchmakers 01.18.2008

    Chaya Lipschutz, an Orthodox Jewish woman from Brooklyn, donated her kidney to a stranger. ...ActivismHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Mr. Successful.

    338: The Spokesman 08.10.2007

    Anthony Pico was a foster kid for most of his life. His mother was a crack addict who abandoned ...ActivismChildhoodFamily

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  • Prologue.

    336: Who Can You Save? 07.06.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to Tim Jaccard, who used to be a police medic. The calls he hated most were ...ActivismHeroismLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    318: With Great Power 10.06.2006

    Ira tells the story of two friends of his who were like superheroes. They had this incredible ...ActivismEducationHeroism

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  • Prologue.

    295: Not What I Signed Up For 08.26.2005

    Todd Bachmann tells about the time he offered to help out a Catholic charity and ended up ...Activism

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  • The Double Whammy.

    295: Not What I Signed Up For 08.26.2005

    Marian Fontana's husband was a Brooklyn firefighter who was killed on September 11, 2001. ...9/11ActivismTelevision

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  • Prologue.

    285: Know Your Enemy 03.25.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, about one of the men in his ...ActivismRadio

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  • He's Got Legs.

    276: Swing Set 10.29.2004

    This American Life producer Lisa Pollak goes canvassing with her friend Andy in Ohio. He's a ...ActivismPolitics

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  • Government Says The Darnedest Things.

    267: Propriety 06.11.2004

    The FCC says it just wants a little civility on the nation's airwaves. And by tightening the ...ActivismGovernmentPolitics

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  • In The Bush Leagues.

    257: What I Should've Said 01.16.2004

    The true story of a young activist, Charles Monroe-Kane (now a producer at WPR's To the Best of ...ActivismPolitics

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  • This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land. Or Maybe Not.

    251: Brother's Keeper 11.21.2003

    We hear the story of someone trying to help all sorts of people who absolutely do not want his ...ActivismPolitics

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  • The Hiker And The Cowman Should Be Friends.

    243: Later That Same Day 07.25.2003

    Scott Carrier tells the story of how the environmentalist that ranchers hated the most—whom they ...ActivismEnvironment

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  • Yet Another Ineffective Road Map For World Leadership.

    242: Enemy Camp 07.18.2003

    Two women in a small town find themselves on opposite sides of a protest. One is for the war in ...ActivismIraqWar

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  • Or Give Me Death.

    237: Regime Change 04.18.2003

    The story of a band of libertarians with a plan to take over a state. They call it the Free ...ActivismPolitics

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  • When A City Opens Its Big Mouth.

    234: Say Anything 03.14.2003

    For months Bill and Liz have gone around New York City with a sign that says "Talk To Me." It ...Activism

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  • Prologue.

    176: Two Nations, One President 01.26.2001

    We got a new President, but after the recount mess in Florida in the fall of 2001 and the ...ActivismGovernmentPolitics

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  • One Tin Soldier Rides Away.

    158: Mob Mentality 05.05.2000

    What happens when seventh graders become an angry mob? Karen Bernstein reports on her own ...ActivismChildrenEducation

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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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  • Exile On Main Street.

    156: What Remains 03.31.2000

    Keith Gessen, a young Russian emigre, revisits the heroes of his youth: the brave Soviet ...ActivismHistoryImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    131: The Kids Are Alright 06.04.1999

    On the tenth anniversary of the crackdown at Tiananmen Square, we hear from Wen Huang, who was ...ActivismGovernmentPolitics

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  • Where The People Walk Around Upside Down.

    131: The Kids Are Alright 06.04.1999

    More stories from Wen Huang that contradict what you think you know about the 1989 student ...ActivismChildhoodGovernment

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  • When We Were Angels.

    131: The Kids Are Alright 06.04.1999

    The most innocent possible student uprising imaginable...documented by an actual student, ...ActivismEducation

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  • Car Wars.

    61: Fiasco! 04.25.1997

    Wisconsin Public Radio wanted to do something simple: start running Car Talk, the most popular ...ActivismAutomobilesJobs/Employment

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  • Losers.

    41: Politics 11.08.1996

    Radical right wing Mexican-American activist Daniel D. Portado, on how Tuesday's results will ...ActivismImmigrationPolitics

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  • Act Two.

    26: Father's Day '96 06.14.1996

    Sherman Alexie's story "Because My Father was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play the Star ...ActivismFathersMusic

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  • Political Faction.

    21: Factions 04.26.1996

    Chicago writer Beau O'Reilly writes about a group of close friends who formed an activist group ...ActivismFriendshipPolitics

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  • Racial Faction.

    21: Factions 04.26.1996

    Ira speaks with Professor Glenn Loury. Loury failed to stand up for a light-skinned friend at a ...ActivismFriendshipPolitics

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