Apr 1, 2011
When things are awkward or uncomfortable or distressing, a lot of times it's easier to not think about it. This week we have stories of people pretending that everything is okay and ignoring the awful stuff that's staring them straight in the face. Including a story of deceit and intrigue involving commemorative spoons from the Kennedy Center.
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- When he was a kid, Josh Martin's mother Nancy told him that if anything ever happened to her, he needed to take care of his brother Ben. This confused Josh, because Ben was his older brother, and he felt that if anything he should be the one taken care of. And years later, when something did happen to Nancy, following through on that request ended up being more complicated than Josh - and his other brother Matthew - could ever have imagined. Producer Lisa Pollak tells the story.
(23 1/2 minutes)