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Nancy Wright and JD Wright

Nancy Wright talks to her son JD about her mother who she describes as often being stubborn and overly critical. When Nancy was 30 years old she told her that she wanted their relationship to change and for them to become friends. Soon after her mother called and said, “Hi, this is your friend,” and they stayed friends until her mother died.

Originally aired on April 10, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Scott Cole, Rebecca Cole and Ed Pierce

Ed Pierce, former managing editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, talks with his daughter Rebecca Cole and his grandson Scott about his love of putting out a daily newspaper, and shares a fun story about what he describes as his “greatest achievement as a managing editor.”

Originally aired March 20, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Barbara Esrig

Barbara Esrig remembers the car accident that nearly took her life and broke 164 of her bones, a doctor who provided her comfort, and her recovery.

Originally aired January 9, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.