Real People, Real Stories

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Each week on Real People, Real Stories, 88.5 WFDD brings you the thoughts and perspectives of North Carolinians who are staying connected with the community and the world.

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6:47 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Spinning Out of Control

Most people live their life as if they are spinning like a top.
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For many of us, our daily routines keep us moving almost as fast as a NASCAR driver racing for the checkered flag.

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11:26 am
Mon June 3, 2013

The Ordinary Can Be Very Satisfying

Steve Lindsley strives to get the most from each day and to enjoy every moment.
Credit Steve Lindsley

Steve Lindsley is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy. He also lives in that community with his wife and two sons.  As this school year comes to an end, Lindsley looks back and appreciates one very special routine. He says sometimes doing the very ordinary is the best thing to do.

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1:07 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

The Other Side of War

In the 1970's, Army Sergeant First Class Robert Reister escorted Ana Tampanna (above). She performed for American troops in the United States. During this picture, she was featured on a parade float.
Credit Ana Tampanna

Retired Army Sergeant First Class Robert Reister says there is no military training that prepares a person for war's emotional battlefield.

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1:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Losing Our Laughter

Dan and Zoe Detter in 1995. He represented about 40 independent toy manufacturers, designers and toy stores in the Southeast. Sometimes he took Zoe with him on sales calls so she often was the first child to play with new releases.
Credit Jan Detter

Dan Detter taught his daughter Zoe the value of laughter and of play time.

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4:04 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

The Unlikely Path Can Get You Closer to Your Goal

21-year-old Raheem Polk says interning at Crisis Control Ministry was great preparation for his career as a lawyer.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / WFDD

Raheem Polk just graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Affairs. He is also one of WFU's Faces of Courage.

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