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The latest news from Chicago Public Radio's "This American Life." Hosted by Ira Glass, "TAL" is an award-winning radio program and was also an Emmy-winning series on the Showtime network. The weekly radio show features first-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Regular contributors include David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman, Dan Savage, Jonathan Goldstein, and Chris Ware.
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This Week on the Radio: "Except For That One Thing"

February 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Mike Anderson was 36 years old, married, a suburban father of four. He owned a contracting business and built his family’s modest, three-bedroom house in St. Louis from the ground up. He volunteered at church on the weekends and coaches his son’s football team. All pretty normal, right? Except for one thing … which surfaced one day two summers ago.pBroadcast February 21 to February 23/pdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/lREHyku0kUU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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This Week on the Radio: "Cops See It Differently, Part Two"

February 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Our second hour of stories about policing and race. We hear about one city where relations between police and black residents went terribly, and another city where they seem to be improving remarkably. And one of our producers asks: Why aren't police chiefs talking about race after incidents where unarmed black men are wrongly killed by officers? (Here is the a href="http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcast.thisamericanlife.org/clean/548.mp3"bleeped version/a.)pBroadcast February 14 to February 16/pdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=fgHCvbzjQ8I:ZiVnQDtSQ1g:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/fgHCvbzjQ8I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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