9/25/2013 Listening Lounge

 

Splash by Richard Halten 

The Sunshine Skyway bridgespans the mouth of Tampa Bay on the west coast of Florida. It carries thousands of cars everyday. It's also become one of the top ten places to end your life. This is the story of the many who have jumped, one lucky guy who survived, and how the broken bones and a collapsed lung made him a new man.


Kenny Hooper and Kerry Davis from StoryCorps

For 25 years, Ken and Kerry have been part of a team that maintains the structure of the Golden Gate Bridge. But we'll hear how their work involves a lot more than just making repairs. Not only is their workplace is a destination for tourists, but also for far moredesperate visitors who have made the bridge one of the world's leading suicide locations. 

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Air Date: 
September 25, 2013