015 VANISHED STATUS

A story of protest and assumed identity.

After anti-war protests at Washington University in 1970, Howard Mechanic became the first person arrested and charged under the Civil Obedience Act. Claiming innocence, Mechanic jumped bail to avoid prison time. He moved out West and created a new identity. For 28 years, he lived as Gary Tredway while raising a family and starting his own business. But what happens when Gary Tredway’s background is questioned? Can he continue under an assumed name or will his past finally be open to the public?

Music by GOG (Mike Bjella)
soundcloud.com/sobasc/
deepestgate.bandcamp.com/music

Episode 014 is sponsored by Sundance Now Doc Club
DocClub.com/EIS

Available on iTunes  Download

stories

STORIES

about

ABOUT

Everything is Stories

EVERYTHING IS STORIES

An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange.

Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome.

Everything is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal.

Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray.

Subscribe to the podcast via the following platforms:

PRX
iTunes
Stitcher
SoundCloud

Copy and paste this link into your favorite podcast player: http://directory.eisradio.org/podcast/EISRadio.xml

For dialogue and more information about the project write to: stories@eisradio.org

Subscribe

© 2015 EIS RADIO