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State of the Re:Union: Vermont, The Small Town State
Saturday, 09/15/12
Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges and dairy cows are the iconic images of Vermont. But Vermonters pride themselves on their independent spirits and their passion to rebuild is a force of nature, stronger than Tropical Storm Irene.
Saturday Special
State of the Re:Union: Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, 09/08/12
Baltimore is a city of many neighborhoods, and of intense racial divides not easily overcome.
Saturday Special
Radiolab: Ghost Stories
Saturday, 06/30/12
In this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them.
Saturday Special
Radiolab: When Brains Attack!
Saturday, 06/23/12
In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray!
Saturday Special
Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs
Saturday, 02/25/12
From The Kitchen Sisters and PRX, a Black History Month Special: "Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs," with host, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress, Alfre Woodard.
Saturday Special
State of the Re:Union: Oakland
Saturday, 02/11/12
Refugees, entrepreneurs, visionaries - these are the historic roots of Oakland, California. The city has long been home for people building new lives and imagining even better ones but dreams deferred also haunt this place.
Saturday Special
The Promised Land: Coastal Women for Change
Saturday, 07/16/11
This week on The Promised Land, we meet a hair-dresser turned activist. Sharon Hanshaw is the Executive Director of Coastal Women for Change, an organization that empowers women to create positive change in their Biloxi community.
Saturday Special
Travels with Mike: In Search of America 50 Years After Steinbeck
Saturday, 06/18/11
In the fall of 1960, the writer John Steinbeck drove across the country with his poodle, Charley, and a question: "What are Americans like today?" Half a century later, "Travels with Mike" retraces Steinbeck's steps to hear America's story today and reflect on its history.
Saturday Special
Snap Judgment: Drop Everything
Saturday, 03/12/11
This week, we hear tales of urgency and priority from Snap Judgment.
Saturday Special
Snap Judgment: Danger to Self
Saturday, 03/05/11
Snap Judgment shares stories of people who are their own worst enemy. This week's episode is called "51-50: Danger to Self"
Saturday Special
Snap Judgment: Utopia
Saturday, 02/26/11
Snap Judgment searches for that perfect place. Is Shangri-La just around the bend?
Saturday Special
State of the Re:Union Next Stop:LA!
Saturday, 01/29/11
State of the Re:Union explores what it means to be home in Los Angeles, from Mexicali mariachi music to stories of life on the streets.  
Saturday Special
State of the Re:Union
Saturday, 01/22/11
This Saturday, State of the Re:Union takes a look at how Texans are keeping Austin weird.
Saturday Special
The Day John Lennon Died
Saturday, 12/11/10
This week on The VPR Saturday Special, we remember John Lennon, who died thirty years ago this week.
Saturday Special
Personal Stories of Philanthropy
Saturday, 03/27/10
Learn how a women's giving circle in Boston hopes to promote social justice by supporting after school programs.  And Pillsbury Heiress Tracey Gary explains why she gave away most of her fortune in her 20s.  She calls chairity 'the new American dream'
Saturday Special
State Of The Re:Union: The Story of Bayard Rustin
Saturday, 01/19/13
Bayard Rustin was a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement that you may not have heard of. He counseled Martin Luther King on the value of non-violence and helped engineer the March on Washington. Al Letson tells Rustin's story Saturday at 4.
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