Valentine's Day

5:25am

Fri February 14, 2014
StoryCorps

A Fiery Valentine's Day For Two Firefighters In Love

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 9:00 am

Sophy Medina and Thomas Olsen with their son, Luca. The couple spent their first Valentine's Day together fighting the same fire — before ending up in the hospital.
StoryCorps

New York City firefighters Sophy Medina and Thomas Olsen don't work together very often, but their first Valentine's Day as a couple was an exception. They worked the same fire that night — and then ended up at the same hospital with minor injuries.

"There really wasn't much romantic about the night it was," Tommy tells Sophy, now his fiancee, on a visit to StoryCorps. "I kept coming over. I sat in your bed and was talking to you."

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1:54pm

Thu February 14, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

Measures Of Affection: Five Musical Love Letters

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 10:21 am

Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
Johansen Krause Peter Lieberson

9:23am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Salt

Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Makers Dare To Bare How It's Done

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 12:11 pm

Askinosie buys beans directly from small farmers. The goal: better quality control, and more cash to the growers.
Bob Linder Courtesy of Askinosie Chocolate

If you're looking to buy chocolate in San Francisco this Valentine's Day, just follow your nose down Valencia Street. "A lot of people walk in [and say], 'Oh, my gosh, the smell!" says Cameron Ring, co-owner of Dandelion Chocolate.

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8:08am

Thu February 14, 2013
Opinion

An Affair To Remember In Pre-Independence India

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 1:05 am

Sandip Roy and his great-aunt, Debika Ghosh, took this picture after she told him about her great romantic escapade.
Courtesy Sandip Roy

For Valentine's Day, Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy shares a family love story from 70 years ago.

I always knew that my mother's aunt Debika was the most beautiful of all the great-aunts. I didn't know that when she was young, she jumped off a moving train for love.

She is now 90. Bent with age, she shuffles with a walker. But she's still radiant, her hair perfectly dyed.

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6:09am

Thu February 14, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

Guy Pumps Out A Valentine — Literally

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 11:47 am

Courtesy of Payam Rajabi

Last year, Payam Rajabi got a new job and had to leave Toronto and his girlfriend, Clare, and move to San Francisco. All that left him feeling a little down — until he came up with his upsy, downsy valentine idea.

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