This American Life is my favorite "radio" program.  Over the years I've found every program extremely engaging, some fascinating.  I listen via podcast usually at the Gym or during long drives -- interestingly never at home.      The episode almost brought me to tears (seriously).  I think because I remember, as kids, we had to deal with gangs and being afraid of being robbed or beat up.  It has an effect on you -- though I never spoke to any one about it then, or ever, for that matt