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Kicker: Pray for peace

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: A 76-year-old grandfather from Connecticut is on a mission to spread a very simple message. And he’s spreading it with his walking shoes. 

Kicker: Illegal hot dog stand

NICK EICHER, HOST: Business was booming at Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs in Minneapolis. Now, you need to know Mr. Faulkner is all of 13. Jaequan Faulkner, owner-operator, entrepreneur, all-around conscientious kid. He started the business over the summer to earn a little spending money, selling hot dogs, chips, and sodas from a cart in...

Kicker: The longest track

NICK EICHER, HOST: If you or your kids have played with Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars within the last 40 years or so, you’ve probably seen those orange connectable tracks. 

Kicker: Paddling the Pacific

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Antonio de la Rosa celebrated his 50th birthday alone on the Pacific Ocean. He sailed 2,500 miles from San Francisco to Hawaii on a tiny boat that barely pokes out of the water. 

Kicker: Reading the rules

NICK EICHER, HOST: And now a lesson in reading the competition rules. All of them. 

Kicker: Unusual service animals

MARY REICHARD, HOST: The Americans with Disabilities Act meant commercial airlines had to permit service animals aboard with qualifying passengers. 

Kicker: Players’ Weekend

NICK EICHER, HOST: Major League Baseball has a fairly new annual tradition. It’s called Player’s Weekend, during which time they can custom design their bats and cleats.

Kicker: A city that doesn’t exist

NICK EICHER, HOST: Say, could you use an extra million dollars? 

Kicker: Mystery unsolved

MARY REICHARD, HOST: A delighted library director in New Hampshire got the privilege of opening up a 50-year old time capsule, a steel safe sealed shut in 1969. 

Kicker: Distracted driving

NICK EICHER, HOST: A trooper in Washington state pulled over to help what he thought might be a driver in trouble, stopped on the shoulder.