Stories

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A Long Distance Solution

The story of how a reclusive biologist living in the Yukon Territory helped free four women wrongfully imprisoned in San Antonio, Texas.

A Portrait of Horace Parlan

For years, Horace Parlan played jazz with some of the biggest names, including Charles Mingus and Archie Shepp. Now, at 84, his long piano fingers are stiff, and he lives in a nursing home outside of Copenhagen.

The Pirate

Morning sunlight streams through the blinds as John Ostoich (aka "Johnny O") pours his first bourbon of the day. A cigarette hangs from his lips; his parrot, Bok-Bok, rests on his shoulder.

The End of the World

The idea was to drive around and talk to people about the end of the world. As producer Scott Carrier says, "There's no law against it."

The Sitter Dispatch

Straight out of college, Maya was living in her cousins' attic and was working a part-time, unpaid internship. Then she took a job as a nanny that turned out to be nothing like she'd expected.

21 and Legal

Many young people look forward to turning 21 because they can finally go to bars to drink or see shows. For Erika Romero and her twin sister Andrea, it was an entirely different story.

The Updates

When Sophie Townsend’s husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, she started the Russell Updates, a weekly email that laid it all bare for friends and family.