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Arc Stories: Holiday Edition 2016
Storyteller Leonard Lee Smith
Four stories all about the holidays. A young boy finds himself on the other side of the country away from everything and everyone he’s ever held dear; the greatest present one boy ever received; a father who wants to giveaway all of his children’s Christmas presents; and one woman’s story of the time her family was forced to spend the holiday in their car.
December 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Christmas Day, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Imagine sitting around the dinner table with your closest friends. You've just cleared the dishes, and you're moving on to coffee, or possibly a glass of wine. Someone says: you'll never believe what happened to me today. Listen to this... Arc Stories features live storytelling from right here in Birmingham. No notes, no outlines. Just great storytellers sharing great (true) stories. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, and always engaging. Heard on the last Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and at other special times throughout the year.
Arc Stories: June 2017 Edition
Four stories where plans put into motion take some rather unexpected turns. One young woman’s attempt to have a little fun at some protester’s expense; a boy who is taken on the ride of his life; a family forced to deal with the loss of nearly all of their possessions; and, bus trip goes astray. […]
Arc Stories: May 2017 Edition
Birmingham’s own true stories. A man’s encounter with perhaps the world’s worst burglar; a woman overlooks some early warning signs in the pursuit of love; and student recalls a beloved teacher who’s influence doesn’t take root until years later. Originally aired: May 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. and […]
Arc Stories: April 2017 Edition
Four stories recorded in Birmingham in which each person is put in risky situations by some of their closest family members.
Arc Stories: March 2017 Edition
Four stories, each recorded throughout Birmingham at different Arc Stories events. A young boy thinks he’s figured out the secret to never having to wrestle with the regret; a young man’s attempts to rise above the legacy left by his father; a new husband forced into a precarious situation because of the incompetence of others, and […]
Arc Stories: February 2017 Edition
Stories about growing up during the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham. A young black boy who lives in the basement of a wealthy white family’s home and then becomes a key player during the civil rights movement; a young woman who was arrested by Bull Conner, then driven in his car to be dropped off […]