Heidi Glenn

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Let's Play Ball! Share Your Sports-Inspired Poems

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NPR's Rachel Martin and poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander want to read your poems about sports. You can use sport as a metaphor for our lives — or simply write about the game or team you love.


'Just The Right Policy': Pete Buttigieg On His 'Medicare For All Who Want It' Plan

Friday, November 08, 2019

The South Bend, Ind., mayor explains his health care overhaul plan — "Medicare for All," as well as private insurance — and differentiates it from other Democratic presidential candidates' plans.


'A Game Changer': Andrew Yang Explains How He'd Give Every American $1,000 Per Month

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Two undecided voters ask first-time presidential hopeful Andrew Yang about his universal basic income "freedom dividend" proposal.


VIDEO: Beto O'Rourke Wants To Ban, Confiscate Some Guns. Texas Voters Want Details

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

O'Rourke wants to ban and buy back assault-style weapons. Two undecided voters who like the idea asked him how it would work as part of NPR's Off Script series, where voters question candidates.


'I Have To Ask You This': Julián Castro Pressed By Immigration Activist, Rancher

Friday, October 04, 2019

NPR's new series Off Script, which gives voters the chance to sit down with presidential candidates and ask questions, kicks off with undecided voters and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.


'You Get Swept Up': A Story Of Love, Passion — And Vacuum Cleaners

Friday, September 06, 2019

On their first date, Tom Gasko and his husband, Donnie Pedrola, talked for hours about vacuum designs. "Most people aren't that passionate about something," Pedrola tells Gasko at StoryCorps.


Behold: The Blooper Burger. Your Arteries Will Clog Just Thinking About It

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Blooper Burger is a monstrous sandwich sold at Atlanta Braves games and is one of many outrageous menu items served at stadium concession stands around the country.


To Honor John McCain, His Wife Says, Americans Could Be Nicer To One Another

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cindy McCain, the Arizona senator's widow, marks the first anniversary of his death by asking Americans to engage in acts of civility. "We're missing John's voice of reason right now in so many ways."


UCLA Coach Helps Star Gymnast Find Her Way Back To A Sport She Loves

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A video of star gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's "perfect 10" floor routine shows her smiling and beaming. But it hasn't always been this way. UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field helped her rekindle that joy.


His Love For Books Reads Like Poetry

Friday, January 04, 2019

At StoryCorps, Alagappa Rammohan, 79, says books are a sacred transfer of knowledge from one person to another. A book "doesn't force you to read, but it is there," he tells his daughter.


Meet The Couple Behind A New Year's Eve 'Possum Drop' In Georgia

Friday, December 28, 2018

Bud and Jackie Jones helped establish the annual Dec. 31 tradition in their town. Married 62 years, the taxidermists share their love story, which began with a snake — not an opossum.


A New Twist On The 'Santaland Diaries' Tradition

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries" is an NPR tradition. This year, we asked you to describe your imaginary shift as a Santaland elf. Responses ranged from heartwarming to devilish.


A Father-Daughter Bond Kept Tight By Beatboxing

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ed Cage shared his love for beatboxing with his daughter, Nicole, now 26, while she was in utero. Now, Ed says, beatboxing is part of their language and their connection.


A Student Remembers Her School's 'Lunch Man,' Philando Castile

Friday, July 06, 2018

A 10-year-old girl and her dad talk about Philando Castile, who worked in the lunchroom of her Minnesota school. Two years ago, Castile was shot and killed by a police officer who pulled him over.


Elgin Baylor's 'Hang Time' Addresses Racism And His Basketball Career

Friday, June 01, 2018

Throughout his life, legendary basketball player Elgin Baylor suffered through many racial indignities, which are detailed, along with his career, in his book, Hang Time.


Indy 500 Pioneer Janet Guthrie Savors The Day She Made History

Sunday, May 27, 2018

In 1977, the racing world was fascinated with driver Janet Guthrie's presence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The day she sealed her spot in the race-day lineup, nothing seemed to be going right.


'He Was My Everything': A Farmer's Wife Reflects On Her Husband's Suicide

Friday, May 18, 2018

In May 2011, Ginnie Peters' husband, Matt, took his own life. In a StoryCorps conversation, she and Trent Andrews, a family friend, talk about Matt's last day and a letter he left.


Maker Of Bratz And Little Tikes Seeks To Save Toys R Us

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Toy mogul Isaac Larian, head of MGA Entertainment, has launched a $1 billion GoFundMe campaign to save the bankrupt toy chain. "I will make Toys R Us a fun place again," he tells NPR.


Canadian Civil Rights Pioneer Will Appear On Country's $10 Bill

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

When Canada's new $10 bill comes out later this year, it will feature activist Viola Desmond, who will become the first non-royal woman and the first black Canadian on the country's currency.


'Mommy, You Can Do That': Navigating Work-Life Balance Thousands Of Miles From Home

Friday, March 09, 2018

Zoe Courville and Lora Koenig, colleagues and fellow climate scientists, spend weeks at a time away from their families doing research. At StoryCorps, they talk about their struggles as working moms.