I Was Just Trying to Help

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Stories of people doing the noble thing and stepping up to help, only to find out that others think what they're doing isn't helping at all. Planet Money looks at a charity that's decided to just give people money; advice columnist Dan Savage explores what happens when people actually take the advice he gives; and a sheriff in California devises a plan to let farmers grow weed — as long as they register with him.

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Banner image: Bernard Umundi, a Kenyan who has received money from a charity called GiveDirectly. Photo by Jacob Goldstein


Ira Glass