Radio: Other People's Troubles

The alcoholic said: "The minute she saw me she'd give a scream, drop her bundles and start running . . ." The expectant father said: "You just have to wait, that's all, and wait and wait and be surprised later ..." A small boy suffering from rheumatic fever moaned: "I got pains, a little bit of pains on the bottom of my feet. . . ."

For the past three months, such fragmentary sentences have been fascinating Midwesterners who have been listening to them on a Chicago radio program called It's Your Life (weekdays, 11:15 a.m. C.S.T., WMAQ). The program lets real...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!