People, Problems, Places - Melanie Kostrzewa

“Ivy has to have surgery or her brain won't grow.”

People, Problems, Places

In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child's hair is shaved to save her life. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Ray Christian struggles to realize his dream of graduating from law school.

Alyssa Ladd is embarrassed to run into familiar faces while working at a Michaels craft store.

Nestor Gomez is stuck driving an unruly Uber passenger during rush hour.

Steven Carr is given a photo collage from his mother of he and his "friend."

Melanie Kostrezwa learns her daughter must undergo a craniotomy.


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11:22
Life Reimagined

by Raymond Christian

Ray Christian struggles to realize his dream of graduating from law school.

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05:56
Extra Mile

by Nestor Gomez

Nestor Gomez is stuck driving an unruly Uber passenger during rush hour.

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05:31
Minimum Wage Millennial

by Alyssa Ladd

Alyssa Ladd is embarrassed to run into familiar faces while working at a Michaels craft store.

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06:32
Closet Collage

by Steven Carr

Steven Carr is given a photo collage from his mother of him and his "friend."

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08:43
If This Hair Could Talk

by Melanie Kostrzewa

Melanie Kostrzewa learns her daughter must undergo a craniotomy.

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Extras From This Episode

Ray Christian Radio Extra 2

Ray Christian in his suit.

Ray Christian Radio Extra 1

Ray Christian in his uniform.

Ray Christian Radio Extra 4

Ray Christian with his award from the NCCU.

Melanie Kostrzewa Radio Extra 1

Ivy after her surgery.

Melanie Kostrzewa Radio Extra 3

Ivy post surgery at home few days later.

Melanie Kostrzewa Radio Extra 2

Ivy a few months post surgery with Avery.

Melanie Kostrzewa Radio Extra 4

Ivy a few months post surgery with Avery and Melanie.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Duke Levine - The Slow Claw Drag
  • John Scofield - Three Sisters
  • Duke Levine - Jupiter
  • Gustavo Santaolla - Alma