bbc world service

The Friendship Between Su Baw and Her Teacher, Ron Levis by Bear Guerra

Su Baw, a Burmese refugee, talks about the challenges of settling into life in the U.S. She's had help from one of her English teachers, who's also given her the chance to keep in touch with friends and family back in the camp she once called home.

Listen to the BBC World Service radio documentary here (17 minutes into the broadcast).

Stray Bullets and Forgiveness: A BBC radio documentary by Bear Guerra

Sharletta Evans lost her three year-old son, Casson, when a stray bullet pierced her car. The boy responsible - Raymond Johnson - was caught, and imprisoned, but Sharletta didn’t let the story end there. She bound herself to that boy, and to the mother of an accomplice - Paul Littlejohn - in extraordinary ways. Part of the BBC World Service's "Real America" storytelling project.

Listen to the radio documentary here.