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Kristian Englert and his Mom

In the movie “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie’s friend Flick sticks his tongue to the flagpole in the schoolyard. Kristian Englert tells his mother that he and his sister had to see it to believe it.


Nancy and Peggy Stanwood

Nancy Stanwood is a single mother contemplating whether to have another child; she asks her mother Peggy Stanwood for advice about parenthood.


How Did We Get Here 4

In this installment, David Cay Johnston discusses human kind's relationship with money.


Ashanti Gajaweera and Hemamala Fernando

Ashanti Gajaweera and her mother Hemamala Fernando explore their Sri Lankan heritage and share the story of Mala’s courtship and marriage to Ashanti’s father Neville.


Cherri Todisco and Jodi McMahon

Cherri Todisco talked with her sister Jodi McMahon about Cherri’s son Ryan who died just a year ago.


Pepsy Kettavong

Laotian-American artist Pepsy Kettavong came to the United States when he was 11; he is proud to be an American, and proud to create sculptures inspired by the great men and women of American history.



Gap Mangione and Ardis Mangione-Lindley

Jazz pianist Gap Mangione and his daughter Ardis Mangione-Lindley talk about what it was like to grow up in a musician’s household, and how those experiences differed from those of the other kids in town.


Laura Keeney and Emilio Zavala

Laura Keeney is a writer and a single mother who lives in Rochester. She and her teenage son Emilio Zavala talk about what it’s like to be a teenager in this day and age.


How Did We Get Here 1

In the first installment, Johnston talks about the origins of the concept of interest.


How Did We Get Here

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston is now a distinguished visiting lecturer at Syracuse University, teaching about the ancient history behind tax and property law.  He is partnering with WXXI on a bi-weekly series, How Did We Get Here?, to explore the ancient origins of our modern day economy.

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