This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...
Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National team, This Is About is a radio documentary program that focuses on the beautiful, dismal, and extraordinary things that actually happen to people around the world. Today, they bring us the little known story of the unsung hero who made sure that the first astronauts who walked on the moon made it back home in one piece.
As a kid, Camaran Henson listened for hours as his grandfather Leonard Simmons told him stories about his time as a police officer in Newark, New Jersey. Leonard died in 2013, but his stories are living on through Camaran and Camaran’s mom, Toni. They both stepped into the StoryCorps’ booth in 2017 to remember Leonard.
You can hear more stories like Camaran and Toni’s by subscribing to StoryCorps’ podcast. Find out more at storycorps.org/podcast.
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