With tag: saturday_special
State of the Re:Union: Vermont, The Small Town State
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.
Radiolab: Ghost Stories
In this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them.
Radiolab: When Brains Attack!
In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of
brains that lead their owners astray!
State of the Re:Union: Oakland
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.
The Promised Land: Coastal Women for Change
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.
Travels with Mike: In Search of America 50 Years After Steinbeck
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.
Snap Judgment: Danger to Self
Snap Judgment shares stories of people who are their own worst enemy. This week's episode is called "51-50: Danger to Self"
Snap Judgment: Utopia
Snap Judgment searches for that perfect place. Is Shangri-La just around the bend?
State of the Re:Union Next Stop:LA!
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.
State of the Re:Union
This Saturday, State of the Re:Union takes a look at how Texans are keeping Austin weird.
The Day John Lennon Died
This week on The VPR Saturday Special, we remember John Lennon, who died thirty years ago this week.
Personal Stories of Philanthropy
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'
State Of The Re:Union: The Story of Bayard Rustin
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.