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Soldiers, Skydives, Firemen and Heartbreak - Andy Christie

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Soldiers, Skydives, Firemen and Heartbreak

A man in a mid-life crisis takes a terrifying parachute jump; an Iraq war veteran shares details of his battle back home; a daughter sits at the bedside of her ailing father; a fireman tries to save two children; and a would-be Romeo laments the agony of platonic love.

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05:16
It's Not The Fall That Gets You

by Andy Christie

A midlife crisis pushes a mild mannered Simon and Garfunkel fan to go skydiving.

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11:14
Made to be Broken

by Dan Choi

An Iraq veteran is surprised to find himself suddenly at odds with a military law.

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06:11
Tell Him It's OK To Go

by Vikki Kelleher

A daughter sits at the bedside of her ailing father.

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11:30
How I Earned My Bitter Badge

by Brian Finkelstein

A four year platonic love affair turns out to be so much less.

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Daniel Choi

An Iraq veteran is surprised to find himself suddenly at odds with a military law

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Dan serves as Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. Photo courtesy Daniel Choi.

Tom Ziegler

With no engine backup, a fireman is unable to save two kids.

Tom Ziegler Radio Extra

Tom in his fireman uniform, with his kids in 1983. Photo courtesy Tom Ziegler.

Brian Finkelstein

A four year platonic love affair turns out to be so much less.

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