84: Alicia Morales — Lucky 23

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Alicia Morales wanted to see Newsboys in concert, but was 14 and didn't have the money. A local radio station was willing to send someone. Mom made sure she got there without the danger that happens in the city on Halloween.

Alicia told this story on July 5, 2018 at Story Night when the theme was "Winning."

Thank you for listening. We look forward to hearing your story.

64: Kim Weaver — Why Don't You Come to Your Senses

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In some of our most desperate or inspired moments we resort to something that we would never plan. And yet what we do works. Kim Weaver found herself resorting to an unusual method to calm a rebel during a ninth-grade math class. It worked, and she developed a reputation the students would not forget.

Kim told this story at the December 7, 2017 Story Night event when the theme was "soundtrack."

The music for this podcast is two versions of "Build Me Up Buttercup," one by Shanna Roebel and the original by the Foundations.

Thank you for listening. We look forward to hearing your story.

63: Stephen Littfin — Lightening Up Musically

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This is exactly the kind of accent I hoped we would get at Story Night months ago when I invited musicians to provide one song per night. It took an event dedicated to musical themes to add to what Lisa Nystrom did once during an earlier Story Night. Stephen Littfin provided a song written by Eric Idle for the movie "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life." It was the version he had heard by the late Steve Goodman. I'll let him tell the story.

Any musicians who want to perform a song that tells a story and fits with that night's theme are welcome to contact me to set that up. We'll welcome one an event and it's not part of the judging.

The song we end with was written by Steve Goodman and performed by Arlo Guthrie. It's "The City of New Orleans."

Thank you for listening. We look forward to hearing your story.

57: Scott Park — Never Alone

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At the World's Fair in Spokane Scott Park got a realization about being alone. The story actually begins when he was much younger and shared a vocal in his class. The reception there wasn't ideal.

He told the story at our Story Night event in September 2017 when the theme was solo.

Scott ended up turning the theme on its head.

The music for this episode is Message in a Bottle by The Police.

Thank you for listening. We look forward to hearing your story.