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Mohamad vs The War on Terror

If you're a Syrian citizen named Mohamad Al-Baghdadi, immediately after 9/11 might not be the best time to board a plane without your green card. But Mohamad thinks, "Hey, what's the big deal?"

He's about to find out . . .

Produced by Glynn Washington and Stephanie Foo

California Dreamin'

When Vicki Crooks was five years old, her parents lured her out of school in Bolivia with promises of a trip to Disneyland. They never made it. Nineteen years later, Vicki reveals the story of a family trapped between two worlds. 

Vicki's situation is a common one.  The DREAM Act is a bipartisan legislation recently introduced into congress that would grant amnesty to people from foreign countries who were brought her as young children. Check it out here.

Produced by Rita Daniels

Back To Poland

Michael Pearl decided to reconnect to his Jewish heritage. He booked a trip to Poland, where his family lived before the holocaust. Mike sought out the cemetery where his great-grandparents lay buried, but wound up uncovering some strange and ugly truths.

Following are some of the pictures referenced in the journey:

-The town of Raciąż.

-A barely-visible headstone.

-The cemetery.

-A picture of the samaritan giving Mike's driver directions. 

Produced by Stephanie Foo

Fall of Saigon

In 1975, the city of Saigon fell under brutal attack by the Viet Cong. One woman decided that the only path to save her family ran directly through the approaching North Vietnamese army... 

Produced by Mark Ristich

Indonesian Psychic Surgery

Glynn Washington let chance set his course, and followed a new friend home to his Indonesian village.  All was well.  Drink, discovery, and friendship reign--until Glynn questioned The Most Important Thing to him.

Written by Glynn Washington. Produced by Mark Ristich and Stephanie Foo


Rita Daniels loved her sister.  Really.  She loved her.  But they were two different people and sometimes people grow apart, right? 

Then Rita got the phone call no sister ever wants to hear.   

Produced by Rita Daniels 

Living Biblically

Tejero’s reading of Christianity demanded he practice “polygyny”, the act of having more than one female partner. And Tejero did what God told him to do, no matter what persecution he faced.  He was desperate for a community that would accept him and help him preach. But you have to be careful about who you let tell your story.

Produced by Stephanie Foo

So Embarrassed

For Jeff Greenwald, Tibet was a transcendentalist paradise. The people, the food, and the breathtaking beauty captivated him.  And Tibet loved Jeff right back, granting him access to areas no Westerner had ever seen.  It was almost like he fit right in.  


Produced by Roman Mars and Stephanie Foo

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The Storyteller With No Voice

What happens when a storyteller loses his voice?  Stories burned on Joel’s tongue, but his mouth remained silent - even when he gambled on the biggest story of his life.

Joel wrote about his experience in the book, "The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness." Find out more about him at his site.

Produced by Stephanie Foo

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