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Monday, September 1,2014
Wise Up!

Death

By David Bruce
Comedian Jackie Gleason grew up poor. When his mother died, it looked as if she would be buried in a potter's field due to lack of money for a proper funeral. Fortunately, her fellow workers at the BMT - she worked in the subway as a token clerk - took up a collection and came up with enough money so that she could receive a proper funeral.
Sunday, August 24,2014
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Violence against women

By David Bruce
In the summer of 2014, Jasmine Jafferali was busy with her cell phone as she walked west along Van Buren Street in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois, going to a workout when a man - who she thought looked deranged - accosted her.
Sunday, August 10,2014
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Theater

By David Bruce
Actor Douglas Fairbanks enjoyed telling this story about a chaplain taking part in an amateur theatrical production in England.
Sunday, August 3,2014
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Work

Sidney Weinberg, who was born in 1891, started at Goldman Sachs as an assistant to the janitor, then worked his way up to senior partner. He sat on the boards of directors of many companies, and he attended many, many meetings.
Sunday, July 27,2014
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Clothing

By David Bruce
When Zen master Seisetsu was a boy studying at a temple, he was asked to rub the back of a samurai warrior who had traveled a long way.
Sunday, July 20,2014
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Taxis

By David Bruce
In 2005, Thierry Bellisha, a Jewish jeweler in Montreal, Canada, left a suitcase full of $1 million worth of bridal jewelry in the trunk of a taxi cab driven by Hossam Abdalla, a Muslim who emigrated from Egypt to the United States in the late 1990s, at La Guardia Airport in New York. What happened?
Sunday, July 13,2014
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Problem-solving

By David Bruce
Problem-Solving • Veteran singer-songwriter Jill Sobule keeps writing and singing, but record companies keep dying. What to do if you want to record a new album?
Sunday, July 6,2014
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Art

By David Bruce
One of the very earliest sculptures of Abraham Lincoln is at the top of a totem pole. In the 19th century, the Native American Tlingit tribe in southeastern Alaska was divided into two hostile factions: the Ravens and the Eagles.
Sunday, June 29,2014
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Police

By David Bruce
n October 2004, two British police officers, a husband and wife, became heroes in New York City when they arrested a man who had stabbed someone with a knife in a jewelry store.
Sunday, June 22,2014
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Illness & Injury

By David Bruce
Three-year-old Joe Hoagland had it rough in life. He was born with a heart problem that required three operations, and he suffered a stroke during the third operation. After that, he no longer showed an interest in anything.
 
 
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