Under the Gun - Martha Ruiz Perilla

“If the good people don’t stay and serve then the bad people take over.”

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Under the Gun

In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson.

Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own.

Boots Riley is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.


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Stories in this Episode

13:38
Gonzo Girl

by Cheryl Della Pietra

An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson.

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14:46
Opposing Forces

by Martha Ruiz Perilla

A dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency.

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13:38
Treasure Island

by Boots Riley

A music artist comes face to face with military police.

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Cheryl Della Pietra

Cheryl Della Pietra's book, Gonzo Girl, is available for purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/Gonzo-G...

For more information on Cheryl Della Pietra visit her websiteher twitter or her book's Facebook page.

Martha Ruiz Perilla

Find Martha Ruiz Perilla on Twitter: @zetaruizperilla

Find Martha Ruiz Perilla's art on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zetas...

Martha Ruiz Perilla Web Extra 1719 1

Martha at her first communion.

Martha Ruiz Perilla Web Extra 1719 3

One of Martha's first artworks.

Martha Ruiz Perilla Web Extra 1719 4

Martha graduating as a dentist.

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Martha Ruiz Perilla Web Extra 1719 2

Martha on graduation day.

Boots Riley

For more info on Boots Riley's band, The Coup, visit The Coup's Facebook pageThe Coup's Twitter page or http://www.anti.com/artists/th...

Find Boots Riley on twitter: @BootsRiley

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • Kaki King - Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
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  • Hotei - Into The Light
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  • The Coup - The Stand
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