March 31, 2017

OK, I’ll Do It

Stories of people who decide that they are the best person for the job, no matter how dangerous. Including a story about a stay-at-home mom with a history of gun running for a guerilla organization, and a surgeon who does surgery...on himself.

Vladislav Rogozov, Neil Bermel: BMJ (2009;339:b4965)


Host Ira Glass tells the story of what might be one of the most daring surgeries ever performed. (10 minutes)
Act One

Line in the Sand

A Border Patrol agent takes us deep inside his experience patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border. Read by Francisco Cantu, and excerpted from his memoir, “The Line Becomes A River.” (26 minutes)