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My Way or the FBI Way

A year ago, a swat team broke down the door of a home in downtown St. Paul and found eight Molotov cocktails inside.

Best Documentary: Gold2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2009 / Michael May / This American Life, USA

A year ago, a swat team broke down the door of a home in downtown St. Paul and found eight Molotov cocktails inside.

Two young activists from Texas were charged with making the firebombs, and word spread quickly among their group that there was an informant in their midst. But who and why?

My Way or the FBI Way won the Best Documentary: Gold Award in the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was edited by Nancy Updike.


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Michael May

Michael May is the senior producer of NPR’s Story Lab , where he works with newsroom staff to pitch and produce innovative projects, including podcasts, videos, web stories and new series for broadcast.


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