The Story

  • cityguy39

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    Oct 25, 2007 5:25 AM GMT
    He guys, I heard a very disterbing story today on one of my favorite radio programs on Chicago public radio. The program is called "The Story" it tells the stories of everday people like you and me. This past Wednesday's story was about a black man attacked by some co-workers at his job with a noose. The story is called "To Hang A Noose" The show is produced through
    North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC. Give a listen to the show and let me know what you guys think.

    Doug
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    Oct 25, 2007 3:04 PM GMT
    Doug,

    Is there a public out cry in NC for the FCC to fine the station and revoke their Air Time? What are the civic leaders doing?

    I have not heard heard about this on any of the media outlets. Considering what has happen in Virgina and also in Jena. I would think it would have been on the news.

    I doubt if I will listen to the say just reading about the format was enough to turn my stomach.

    I find it interesting that even today the subject of racial bigotry or bigotry on any level is still considered tabooooo! If we don't talk abouty then it does not exist. Well it does on all levels beit racial or in our own gay communities.

    It's out there and believe it or not we are all affected by it.

    Doug I commend you fore having the courage to post this thread.icon_smile.gif
  • jc_online

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    Oct 25, 2007 3:16 PM GMT
    I tried to locate this story on WUNC, but it cam up "not found on this server", so maybe they pulled it because of feedback...? If you find the link, post it here - I'd like to hear it. I love public radio because of their courage to broadcast things like this - bigotry should be exposed and discussed openly so we can continue to lessen it's devastating effects on our lives, no matter our race, gender, or orientation.
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    Oct 25, 2007 3:32 PM GMT
    I searched wunc.org and nothing came up either.
  • cityguy39

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    Oct 25, 2007 3:47 PM GMT
    Sorry guys, you can acess the program through Chicago Public radio.org The program is called "The Story".

    Doug
  • jc_online

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    Oct 25, 2007 3:53 PM GMT
    I did finally find the intro text to the story:

    http://thestory.org/archive/search_media?review_state=published&start.query:record:list:date=2007-10-24%2023%3A59%3A59&start.range:record=max&end.query:record:list:date=2007-10-24%2000%3A00%3A00&end.range:record=min&month:int=10&year:int=2007

    this might work for the audio shortcut:

    http://thestory.org/archive/the_story_369_To_Hang_A_Noose.mp3
  • cityguy39

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    Oct 25, 2007 4:02 PM GMT
    Thanks JC!

    Doug
  • jc_online

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    Oct 25, 2007 4:16 PM GMT
    The Story is a regular program produced for public radio. "To Hang a Noose" is one episode of the program that interviews a man who put up with horrendous harrassment in his workplace. What he endured is unbelievable! Everyone of us should take a listen to this story and speak out against this type of bigotry. Kudos to "The Story" for having the courage to produce this story.

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    Oct 25, 2007 4:22 PM GMT
    Sickening...

    R
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    Oct 25, 2007 4:31 PM GMT
    OMG!!!!!!icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 25, 2007 4:31 PM GMT
    His coworkers were predominantly hispanic and this is texas. He tolerated being called 'nigger' every day for 9 months, in addition to all the other shit. I don't doubt the veracity of the story, but it seems surreal to the point of being unreal.
  • cityguy39

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    Oct 25, 2007 4:43 PM GMT
    Guys, this story just brought back some very horrific memories of when I viewed the "Lynching Photo Tour" about 12 years ago. The images were horrifying to me. I saw young black males that looked exactly like me in some of those photos. I thought to myself, if I had of been born at the wrong time, in the wrong part of the of the country, that could have been me swinging from one of those trees with a noose around my neck. Listening to the story I was unable to move, for you NPR people it was a true drive way moment. Please listen to this story guys!

    Doug
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    Oct 25, 2007 4:47 PM GMT
    "This country is built on things like that."

    He was awarded a measly million dollars. He should be the new owner of the f*n company.
  • cityguy39

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    Oct 25, 2007 6:45 PM GMT
    The man that went through this hell, didn't seem all that educated to me. Unfortunately, I think he was unaware of the damages he could have recieved from the company.

    Doug