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The Story
The Story was produced at North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC and was heard on over 100 stations.Visit The Story web site to listen to this program and for more details, archives, show highlights and more podcasts. UPDATE 1.13.2020: The Story web site has been decommissioned and is in the process of being archived. It may return at a later date.

In A Classroom, Two Longtime Rivals Meet

Photo: Michael Wilder and Yafinceio Harris
Peace During War
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http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_10_07_a_classroom_in_michigan.mp3

When Yafinceio Harris and Michael Wilder were growing up in a tough neighborhood of Kalamazoo, Mich., they were members of rivaling crews that often came close to armed confrontation. Once, Harris, also known as "Big B," followed Wilder, known as "Too Short," and almost killed him in a street fight. They both spent time in prison, and eventually had a meeting neither expected – in the classroom of a community college.

Also in this show: A dreamy trip to Brazil, Argentina and France through the music of Dom la Nena.

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