Thanks to StoryCorps, every Friday NPR conducts a test to be sure the nation’s tear ducts are functioning properly.
From the reaction to this morning’s episode, they’re just fine.
It’s the story of a man who was badly injured in a car accident. He can’t walk or talk. But today he thanks his mother for taking care of him.
Here’s a tissue, nation.
Listen StoryCorps: ‘You gave up your life to give me a life.’
February 6, 2014
They’ve started an organization — When Sean Speaks — to educate young people on the dangers of drunk driving, and getting into the car of someone who’s drunk.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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