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Stories of the profound effect that one act can have on our lives.

Stories of the profound effect that one act can have on our lives.
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Boston, MA

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WBUR

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Stories of the profound effect that one act can have on our lives.

Language:

English


Episodes

All-Star Friendship

1/8/2019
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Reporter Shirley Wang tells the story of her father, Lin Wang, a cat-litter scientist who befriended NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley.

Duration:00:15:36

After The Flood

1/1/2019
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Coach Kevin Motsinger was one of many North Carolinians displaced by Hurricane Florence earlier this year. Despite his own devastating losses, the 45-year-old high school football coach focused on rebuilding his small, rural town.

Duration:00:09:52

An Unbroken Record

12/24/2018
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Iowa basketball player Jordan Bohannon had the perfect opportunity to break an existing free throw record and solidify his name in Iowa sports history. He decided to sacrifice it all for the sake of one family.

Duration:00:08:31

The Lift

12/17/2018
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Community worker Cathy Heying realized that cars are the lifeline for many people with financial struggles. She decided to dedicate herself to helping others get that lifeline back.

Duration:00:06:40

A Priceless Collection

12/10/2018
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A bereaved grandfather was looking for cards of his deceased son, who used to play in the MLB. When he reached out to an avid baseball card collector for help, he got way more than he ever expected.

Duration:00:07:17

The Teacher's Aid

12/3/2018
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When Jenn Carson found out her father was a serial killer, she thought she was doomed to follow a dark path. But then she met a teacher who could see "the goodness" in her.

Duration:00:10:49

More Than A Trim

11/26/2018
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Lenny White always wanted a job that would bring him purpose. After becoming a barber, he realized his trims could offer so much more to men with dementia.

Duration:00:05:26

The Marching Band

11/19/2018
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Drew Bell knew he wanted to be in his high school's marching band even though he couldn't walk. A friend's act of kindness, and sacrifice, helped him do just that.

Duration:00:06:17

Aubree's Songs

11/12/2018
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Baby Aubree was born nearly three months early and was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disorder. One of her therapists helped her mother record songs to play to Aubree when her parents are away.

Duration:00:07:28

New Ink

2/28/2018
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Much like addressing racism, covering a tattoo can be more complicated than getting the original.

Duration:00:07:53

The Betrayal

2/5/2018
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“The ocean was one of the most important relationships in my life," Shannon Leone Fowler says. "Sometimes, the most important."

Duration:00:10:45

The Bridge

12/18/2017
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Julie Lindahl and Rachael Cerrotti of our previous two episodes meet, and a twist of fate changes everything for Rachael.

Duration:00:07:57

Refuge

12/4/2017
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For Rachael Cerrotti, history keeps circling back to the present.

Duration:00:08:18

The Secret

11/20/2017
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Julie Lindahl felt burdened by an indescribable guilt, a feeling she could never understand.

Duration:00:07:54

While I'm Here

11/6/2017
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Bob doesn’t want a day to go by when he doesn’t help someone.

Duration:00:06:25

Into The Sea

10/9/2017
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As far as she knew, Roberta Ursrey and most of her family were about to die.

Duration:00:08:06

The Storm

9/25/2017
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Willow was going to turn 3 the day Hurricane Irma hit Florida, but both birthday and hurricane were about to be overshadowed.

Duration:00:06:49

Turning Point

9/11/2017
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You must decide whether to do what you think is right -- but it means losing everything. What do you do?

Duration:00:08:23

Open Road

8/28/2017
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10-year-old Phil's dreams were dark.

Duration:00:06:59

The Patient

8/14/2017
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It was supposed to be a standard procedure. Then something went very wrong.

Duration:00:07:19