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Stories about people who were told that they're different. Some of them were comfortable with it, some didn't understand it and some understood, but didn't like it. Ira interviews people making a documentary about a team of developmentally disabled people who travel across the country doing man-on-the-street interviews. Plus, a mother and her son, who'd had heart failure and been diagnosed as bipolar, and the sister of a developmentally disabled brother, who one day quit his job and then quit everything else, mystifying everyone in his life.


Learn more or listen again to this week's episode. (Originally broadcast on March 8, 2002)


Photo is from the documentary, How's Your News?




Ira Glass