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Wrestlers, Exoneree, Nurses

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A little boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match in 1955; a prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter; a high school principal goes above and beyond with a needy student; a teenager has a life-changing experience during an internship at a hospital; and an experienced nurse has to act fast to save a life.

Richard Price. Photo by Sarah Stacke.

A wrestling-obsessed grandmother has a nasty surprise for the contenders.

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A teenager has a life-changing experience during an internship at a hospital.

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An experienced nurse has to act fast to save a life.

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A prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter.

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An educator takes in a troubled student after his mother dies.

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Extras from this episode:

Merlixse Ventura

A teenager has a life-changing experience during an internship at a hospital.

Merlixse told her story as part of The Moth’s new High School Story Slam program. We recently held our first High School Grand Slam, which featured ten High School Slam winners from around New York. You can read more about it on our blog.

Rickie Johnson

A prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter.

Rickie tells us the story behind the story in this full-length interview with The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness.

Rickie meets with one of his fellow exonerated prisoners in this video from The Innocence Project.

You can learn more about The Innocence Project on their website.

 

Tim King

A high school principal goes above and beyond with a needy student.

Tim King and his son, Keith Robbins, appeared on Oprah. Watch the clip below.

 

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Nigel Kennedy and the Kroke Band – T 4.2 - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Dr. John – Tipitina - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Bill Frisell – What We Need - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify