StoryCorps Shorts: The Bookmobile

Episode: At eight years old, Storm Reyes was already working full time with other migrant farm workers in the fields outside Tacoma, Washington. One day, a bookmobile arrived and brought her new worlds— and hope.

Air Date 4/12/16

Upcoming Air Dates
  • #2503 — The City Dark |
    Sunday, May 1 at 12am TPT LIFE
  • #2501 — My Reincarnation |
    Monday, May 2 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #2605 — High Tech, Low Life |
    Saturday, May 7 at 11pm TPT LIFE
  • #2804 — Web Junkie |
    Saturday, May 14 at 11pm TPT LIFE
  • #2804 — Web Junkie |
    Sunday, May 15 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #2501 — My Reincarnation
    Filmed over 20 years by documentarian Jennifer Fox, "My Reincarnation" chronicles the story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family's spiritual legacy alive? With intimate access to both the family and H. H. The Dalai Lama, Fox distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation and destiny.
    Monday, May 2 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #2503 — The City Dark
    Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America's brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, "The City Dark" provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars.
    Sunday, May 1 at 12am TPT LIFE
  • #2605 — High Tech, Low Life
    "High Tech, Low Life" follows two of China's first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country's rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires young vegetable seller "Zola" to report on censored news stories from the cities, while retired businessman "Tiger Temple" makes sense of the past by chronicling the struggles of rural villagers. Land grabs, pollution, rising poverty, local corruption and the growing willingness of ordinary people to speak out are grist for these two bloggers who navigate China's evolving censorship regulations and challenge the boundaries of free speech.
    Saturday, May 7 at 11pm TPT LIFE
  • #2804 — Web Junkie
    Follow the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual world to the real one. The military-style rehab program may set a standard as the world comes to grips with the consequences of excessive internet use.
    Saturday, May 14 at 11pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, May 15 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #2813 — Art and Craft
    The jig is up for art forger Mark Landis, who has donated his expert copies to museums for 30 years. But stopping isn't simple. This cat-and-mouse caper uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.
    Sunday, May 22 at 2pm TPT LIFE
  • #2901 — The Return
    In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law, shortening the sentences of thousands of "lifers." See this unprecedented reform through the eyes of freed prisoners, disrupted families and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law.
    Sunday, May 29 at 11pm TPT 2
  • #2902 — Of Men and War
    At a first-of-its-kind PTSD treatment center in California, follow Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families on their paths to recovery as they attempt to make peace with their pasts, their loved ones and themselves.
    Monday, May 30 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, May 31 at 4:30am TPT 2
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