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The Daily
The New York Times
The Sunday Read: ‘Who Is the Bad Art Friend?’
On June 24, 2015, Dawn Dorland, an essayist and aspiring novelist, did perhaps the kindest, most consequential thing she might ever do in her life. She donated one of her kidneys — and elected to do it in a slightly unusual and particularly altruistic way. As a so-called nondirected donation, her kidney was not meant for anyone in particular, but for a recipient who may otherwise have no other living donor. Several weeks before the surgery, Ms. Dorland decided to share her truth with others. She started a private Facebook group, inviting family and friends, including some fellow writers from GrubStreet, the Boston writing center where she had spent many years learning her craft. After her surgery, she posted something to her group: a heartfelt letter she’d written to the final recipient of the surgical chain, whoever they may be. Ms. Dorland noticed some people she’d invited into the group hadn’t seemed to react to any of her posts. On July 20, she wrote an email to one of them: a writer named Sonya Larson. A year later, Ms. Dorland learned that Ms. Larson had written a story about a woman who received a kidney. Ms. Larson told Ms. Dorland that it was “partially inspired” by how her imagination took off after learning of Ms. Dorland’s donation. Art often draws inspiration from life — but what happens when it’s your life? _This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, __download Audm for iPhone or Android__._
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Crime Junkie
Crime Junkie
MISSING: Young Men From Their Cars
Daniel Robinson: To sign the petition to elevate Daniels’ case click HERE and to sign up to help search click HERE If you have information regarding Daniel please call 623-349-6400.   Jason Landry: If you have information regarding Jason please call the Sheriff’s office at 512-398-6777 or any of the following investigators:  Detective Ferry with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, 512-398-6777 Ext. 4516 or by email:  Investigator Abel Pena, with PM Investigations by phone: (210) 954-1476 or by email:  Investigator Tuleta Copeland, with Leverage Investigations at Brandon Swanson: If you have information regarding Brandon please call Agent Woodford at 651-793-7000. You can also look for updates on Brandon’s case HERE   A strange phenomenon keeps occurring where young men go missing from their cars and then seem to vanish into thin air. It happened in 2008 to Brandon Swanson, 2020 To Jason Landry, and 2021 to Daniel Robinson. It seems impossible that they could walk away from their vehicles, sometimes even leaving their clothes behind and never be seen again. Their families need your help to find their loved ones! Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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