Monday, July 7

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There’s an angel saving jumpers on an infamous bridge in China.

Previously: Michael Paterniti on the Longform Podcast.

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A profile of Nora Sandigo, guardian to hundreds of kids born in America to illegal immigrants.

Sunday, July 6

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A profile of Novak Djokovic.

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An argument for working less.

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In the latest revelation from Edward Snowden, the U.S. government is shown to collect and retain massive amounts of data on nearly 900,000 people with the most minimal of connections to official NSA targets. The collected information tells our “stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes.”

Saturday, July 5

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In the bayou south of New Orleans, a program called the Nurse-Family Partnership tries to reverse the life chances for babies born into extreme poverty. Sometimes, it actually succeeds.

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The survivors of a mass shooting, 20 years later.

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A flight attendant's love affair.

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Tom Monaghan started Domino’s. Mike Ilitch started Little Caesers. Both became billionaires, both live in Detroit, both are now over 75. They’ve made very different decisions about how to spend their fortunes.

Friday, July 4

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On January 18, 1990, Mayor Marion Barry was caught smoking crack at D.C.’s Vista Hotel. The author was one of the first reporters on the scene. He interviewed guests, staff, anyone he could find. Then he got a room, called his regular strawbery, and got high himself.

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On the joys of watching the winningest tennis player of all time play live at Wimbledon.