This American Life
Airs Sundays at 10 am and 9 pm
- Hosted by Ira Glass
Following a theme each week, This American Life shares stories of life through a playful mix of monologues, mini-documentaries and short fiction. Hear mostly true stories of everyday people.
Distributed by: This American Life, Produced by: WBEZ
Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:00pmKatrina bus tours go all over New Orleans, but it’s illegal for them to go into the Lower 9th Ward, the area that's been the slowest to rebuild. This week we go around talking to residents there about what matters the most to them (and what doesn't) ten years after the hurricane. The episode we did in 2005 the week of the storm is here.
Pictured: map of Katrina-related fatalities.
Sunday, August 23, 2015 7:00pmIn Schenectady, NY, a school maintenance man named Steve Raucci works his way up the ranks for 30 years, until finally he's in charge of the maintenance department. That's when he starts messing with his employees. Teasing them at meetings. Punishing them with crummy work assignments. Or worse things, like secretly slashing their tires in the middle of the night.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 7:00pmWhen is too soon for that celebrity comeback; that joke that is either brilliant or full-on repugnant; that parent-child conversation? This week: stories about a fallen man trying to kickstart his career with a reality show, and an awkward moment between a mom and a daughter.
Sunday, August 9, 2015 7:00pmLast week we looked at a school district integrating by accident. This week: a city going all out to integrate its schools. Plus, a girl who comes up with her own one-woman integration plan.