When Rebecca Posamentier was pregnant with her first child, she visited StoryCorps with her mother, Carol Kirsch. The soon-to-be mother tried to glean all she could about parenting from her own mother, before it was too late.
There's relief this week after three abducted women were found in Ohio. It's an ordeal that kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart knows all too well. She said that abstinence lessons she learned as a child made her feel worthless after being raped by her captor. Host Michel Martin discusses those comments with a Mormon blogger.
Amanda Berry is free after 10 years in captivity. But her mother died while Amanda was still missing. The Plain Dealer's Regina Brett says she died of a broken heart. She describes to host Michel Martin how she got to know Berry's mom over the years, and what she might say today about Amanda's escape.
Congress is reviewing an immigration bill that could bring sweeping changes to how people come to the United States. But some prominent African American groups are finding themselves on opposite sides of the debate. Host Michel Martin examines who would benefit, and who would feel the pain, from the Senate's proposed immigration bill.
The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is putting his money and time where his passion is: eradicating polio. Gates talks with NPR's Robert Siegel about why it makes sense to spend an estimated $5.5 billion to wipe out the disease once and for all.
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a sweeping legislative package designed to prevent another financial collapse. Journalist Gary Rivlin says passing the bill was just a first step in a long road to real reform, and the financial system is as vulnerable to disaster it was in 2008.
Clevelanders are feeling a sense of relief this week after three missing women were found. They were all in the same house, despite going missing during separate incidents several years ago. But now their discovery brings more questions than answers. Host Michel Martin talks with Rachel Dissell, of The Plain Dealer about the case.
Charles Ramsey helped save three missing women from a home in Cleveland, Ohio. But he said something interesting about why he answered their call for help. Host Michel Martin explores what Ramsey's comments may say about race in America.
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