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WRAU Feature Reporting: A Homeless Man's Story

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In Dec. 2013, WRAU’s Bryan Russo introduced us to "Ronnie," a homeless man living in a tent in the woods outside Ocean City, Md. Ronnie once owned his own business and lived a comfortable life in Florida. But Ronnie fell on hard times during the economic downturn, and says he’s now "homeless, jobless, and penniless." He talks with us about how survives the winter and keeps his spirits up during the most trying of times.


Manic And Depressed, 'I Didn't Like Who I Was,' Says Comic Chris Gethard

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life."

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead. A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. So they teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.

Voters With Disabilities Fight For More Accessible Polling Places

More than 35 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability. And in the last presidential election, almost a third of disabled voters reported having trouble casting their ballots.

Presidential Campaigns Blast AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Donald Trump said it put "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few" and Tim Kaine called for "less concentration, especially in the media."

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