Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 565
- Jul 15, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:20 mins
The Life of the Iconic Baseball Star Guest: Alan D. Gaff, author, "Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir" Known for his unparalleled baseball career and the tragic disease that took his life, Lou Gehrig has become an American legend. Forgotten newspaper columns written by the baseball star reveal greatness both off and on the field. The Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Family Who Started it All Guest: Nancy Frates, ALS advocate The 2014 Ice Bucket challenge raised hundreds of millions of dollars for ALS research. But where did it get its start? Nancy Frates tells her son Peter’s story—an ALS patient diagnosed at age 27. He and his family popularized the movement and helped spread awareness throughout the world.