Full episode
207: Special Ed
Act One

Get On The Mic

Ira interviews three of the people involved in making the documentary How's Your News?, about a team of developmentally disabled people who travel across the country doing man-on-the-street interviews. He talks to two of the developmentally disabled reporters, Susan Harrington and Joe Simon, and to the film's non-disabled director, Arthur Bradford. Songs are sung. Funny, endearing clips from the film are played. In 2009, How's Your News became a TV series on MTV. In 2010, Ron Simonsen passed away after a long battle with Leukemia. Before he died, Ronnie realized his dream of meeting — and befriending — actor Chad Everett. (19 minutes)


“The Grand Canyon” by Susan Harrington