776 July 29, 2022 I Work Better on Deadline Stories of people racing against time to solve a problem. Will they make it? Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Keith Negley Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Mike McFarland tells Ira about trying to get a message to someone under the most critical deadline imaginable—emphasis on the “imagine.” (8 minutes) Act One A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Quorum BySarah Gibson Reporter Sarah Gibson tells the story of a huge political divide in the tiny town of Croydon, NH – population 800. She follows local activists as they try to rally everyone to their side in time for a crucial town meeting. (31 minutes) Act Two Snail in the Coffin ByDavid Kestenbaum Senior Editor David Kestenbaum talks with a different kind of advocacy group: animal scientists doing their best to save a particular species before it winks out of existence. (16 minutes) Song:“Buzzer Beater” by Adam Melchor Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 424: Kid Politics Jan. 14, 2011 Act Three: Minor Authorities Jyllian Gunther visits The Brooklyn Free School, where there are no courses, no tests and no homework, and where the kids decide everything about how the school is run, including discipline. 762: Apocalypse Creep Feb. 11, 2022 Act Two: Resilience is Futile Miami writer Mario Alejandro Ariza on how his city is trying to beat back the impacts of climate change. 740: There. I Fixed It. July 2, 2021 Act One: Catching Deer When You Wanted Lions When the United States Congress saw a problem — sex trafficking — it acted to eliminate it. Staff RecommendationsView all 565 Aug. 28, 2015 Lower 9 + 10 We go to the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans to talk to residents about what matters most to them ten years after the hurricane. 489 Mar. 1, 2013 No Coincidence, No Story! We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions!