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God had a different plan: Michael's story

Michael with Theo & Theo's grandkids, photo by Aaron Henkin/WYPR
Michael (at left) with Theo

After a ten-year stretch of multiple relapses, Michael remembers saying to God, “Either take my life or change it.” Michael talks with Theo about his long journey out of addiction and his ongoing efforts to deal with the wreckage of his past.

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.