One day in the spring of 1986, a woman in Hot Springs, Arkansas named Ruth Coker Burks was visiting a friend in the hospital. She noticed a door down the hall that had a red tarp over it, and the nurses were avoiding the room. So she decided to sneak in.
Criminal Is A Podcast About Crime
Stories of people who’ve done wrong,
been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
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Bernard Kinsey met Shirley Pooler in 1963, when they were both students at Florida A&M University, after a protest to integrate the movie theaters in Tallahassee. Years later, when their son Khalil was born, Bernard and Shirley made a plan — they wanted him to understand where he came from, and where his ancestors came from. So they decided to become detectives, uncovering the history of the Black experience in America.
We visit a city in Northern Italy where everyone decided to stay quiet to save something beautiful. We speak with Paolo Bodini, Leonardo Tedeschi, Virginia Villa, and others about the Cremona Violin Museum’s “Stradivarius Sound Bank.” For a transcript of this episode, send us an email with the episode name.
An unconventional love story about a teenager, the Pacific Ocean, and an encounter with something wild.
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