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StoryCorps in KC: Mary and David Warm

Mary and David Warm, recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth, Kansas City, Mo.
Mary and David Warm, recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth, Kansas City, Mo.



Kansas City, MO – At StoryCorps recording booths across the country, friends and loved ones interview each other about their lives. Each Tuesday during Morning Edition, we'll bring you a story from the MobileBooth in Kansas City. Four years ago, NPR listeners everywhere fell in love with Mary Warm, a 15 year-old girl with Down syndrome, who wanted to show the world that she is just like everybody else. In her last StoryCorps interview, Mary asked her dad what his goals were, for her future. Today, we'll catch up with Mary and her father, find out what she's been up to, and see how those goals have taken a quantum leap!

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StoryCorps MobileBooth was stationed at 63rd Street and Brookside Boulevard, September 9, 2010 to October 2, 2010. StoryCorps in Kansas City is sponsored by Mid-Continent Public Library.

Linda grew up in Prairie Village and was drawn to a career in radio, after her dreams of becoming the next American Idol were dashed. While completing her Master's Degree in Communication Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Linda's first big break in journalism was the Afternoon Drive Announcer position at KCUR. She was the Nurse Practitioner for UMKC, and has also worked as a professional actor in musical theater. One of her news stories for Up To Date was picked up by the Chicago Tribune. Linda loves dogs, hiking, coloring, movies, and going to the Kansas City Symphony. And...some say her home-made baked goods are mighty tasty!
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