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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: "Amateur Hour"

3 hours 55 min ago
This week, stories of people who are in put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes. pBroadcast February 28 to March 2/pdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/G4bI0ha8qZw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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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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