Host Al Letson and guest producer John Biewen (of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University) present a collection of stories from Durham, North Carolina. In this hour of SOTRU, we explore the role of sports in the lives of young people, and their families, as the kids pursue success in athletics and in life.


  • La'Toya Taylor & Sons

    • Thomas Schmidt & Family

    • Callie Scher

    Videos produced by The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

    Episode Music

    Kevin MacLeodInfados
    John JacksonKnife Blues
    Carolina Chocolate DropsMahalla
    Kevin ShieldsIkebana
    J. ColeSideline Story
    John JacksonKnife Blues
    Kevin ShieldsIkebana
    Rage Against the MachineFistful of Steel
    AirAlone in Kyoto
    Peter RudenkoOpening
    Kevin ShieldsIkebana
    Kevin MacLeodInfados
    Glitch MobPalace of the Innocents
    Neil YoungOrgan Solo
    Kevin MacLeodInfados
    The JayhawksTen Little Kids
    J. ColeSideline Story
    Produced in partnership with:
    Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
    This episode was funded in part by:
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    • sandra cohen

      I’m trying to find some info on the music in the break for this episode, where can I find that?

      • SOTRU

        Hi Sandra! If what you’re looking for is not in the Episode Music section above, you can send an email to and we’ll do our best to find out.

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