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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

BONUS: The Wisdom Of The Moving Man

8/30/2019
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When we take stock of the people who matter most to us, there are the spouses, the family members, the best friends, the partners. And then there are the people who aren’t any of those things, but who change our lives anyway.

Duration:00:19:21

Expanding Boundaries Through Music

8/19/2019
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Classical Violinist David France came to realize that students from low-income backgrounds could excel just as much as wealthy ones, if they have the right teacher.

Duration:00:09:37

BONUS: One Kid's Extraordinary Summer

8/5/2019
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11-year-old Ruby asked residents at a nursing home to list their three wishes. What they said - and what she did next - surprised everyone.

Duration:00:08:52

A Sun That Keeps Shining

7/22/2019
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Almost three years ago, Norah Wood, 6, helped Dan Peterson, 84, through his grief. Today, their friendship is still as strong as ever.

Duration:00:13:14

A Stranger's Rescue

7/15/2019
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When Michael Connor saw a burning car on the side of the road, he stopped to see how he could help. He didn't expect to save a child's life seconds before a disaster.

Duration:00:14:12

A Sister, A Surrogate

7/8/2019
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In 2014, Melissa Turner went above and beyond the bond of sisterhood to become a surrogate for her identical twin, Jen. Five years since the birth of Jen's own twin girls, the sisters have experienced tremendous joy and unimaginable tragedy.

Duration:00:12:44

The Valedictorian

7/1/2019
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José Bou went from solitary confinement to college professor and youth mentor.

Duration:00:11:56

Finding Family After Seeking Asylum

6/24/2019
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A young man fled his country for the U.S. after his life was threatened. He lost everything and spiraled into a deep depression. That's when a family stepped up to help him rebuild his life.

Duration:00:14:18

A Story Of Basketball, Friendship And Mental Health

6/17/2019
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When David Pradel was going through a hard time, Nate Edwards was there to help. But David didn't know that Nate was suffering from depression, too.

Duration:00:24:18

Kids Fuel Scientific Breakthrough

6/10/2019
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Six years ago, Dylan Siegel thought of a way to help his friend living with a rare liver disease. Now, his idea is funding life-changing scientific research.

Duration:00:14:08

A Connecting Flight

6/3/2019
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After a chance meeting on an airplane, school volunteer LynnEllen was inspired to help Timothy feel closer to home during his first deployment to Afghanistan. The letters he received were as unexpected as their meeting.

Duration:00:15:02

Rebuilding Lives Through Tiny Houses

5/27/2019
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A couple forced into homelessness finds shelter and community in a tiny house village built by volunteers.

Duration:00:15:33

A Recipe For Renewal

5/20/2019
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When Chef Rebecca Kelly-Manders met Quintin Storey, she knew he was perfect for her new culinary program catering to a special population: people with felony convictions. It's a population Rebecca and Quintin know intimately. They're both felons.

Duration:00:13:07

BONUS: A Conversation With Drummers Jonathan Mande And Jorge Perez-Albela

5/16/2019
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In "The Rhythm Within," we spoke to Jonathan Mande and Jorge Perez-Albela about how they developed a close bond through drumming. Here are some additional highlights from our conversation with them at the WBUR studios.

Duration:00:13:20

The Rhythm Within

5/13/2019
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A boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo moves to Boston with his family after living through harrowing civil unrest. As he struggles in his new reality, a drumming teacher steps in and helps him find his identity.

Duration:00:14:25

Stand-In Mom

5/6/2019
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Sara Cunningham struggled when her son told her he was gay. Now she volunteers as a stand-in mom at same-sex weddings when the biological parents refuse to attend.

Duration:00:14:23

An Adoption Calling Answered

4/29/2019
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A woman with a rare disease and her husband decide to expand their little family by adopting boys who all share the same rare disease she does.

Duration:00:12:23

Love For The Least Loved

4/22/2019
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Growing up in a violent and chaotic home almost pushed Aaron Stark to commit a mass shooting. He says the simple acts of kindness from his friends stopped him from making a horrible mistake.

Duration:00:14:34

Stuck in Transit

4/15/2019
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A Syrian man is stuck at an airport terminal for months and a determined stranger makes it her mission to help him get out.

Duration:00:15:26