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Caption: Jonathan Stalls and his dog arrive at Ocean Beach at the end of his walk across the U.S., Credit: Photo courtesy of Jonathan Stalls
Image by: Photo courtesy of Jonathan Stalls 
Jonathan Stalls and his dog arrive at Ocean Beach at the end of his walk across the U.S. 

A philanthropic walk across the United States

From: KALW
Length: 08:31

Jonathan Stalls is a pretty typical young American. Nice guy. Loves his family, his friends, his country. You’ll learn more about all that later. For now, you should just know that this is a tall, strong and passionate man who, one day, decided to take a walk. Now, I might not have made it clear just what a determined young man Jonathan Stalls is. But when he decided to go for a walk, he meant a very long walk. Like 3,000 miles long. Jonathan Stalls decided to walk across the United States. And he decided to do it for a good cause – for Kiva, the San Francisco-based organization that connects people through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. KALW’s Ben Trefny called up Jonathan Stalls just after he reached the final state of his cross-country journey.

Stalls_small Jonathan Stalls is a pretty typical young American. Nice guy. Loves his family, his friends, his country. You’ll learn more about all that later. For now, you should just know that this is a tall, strong and passionate man who, one day, decided to take a walk. Now, I might not have made it clear just what a determined young man Jonathan Stalls is. But when he decided to go for a walk, he meant a very long walk. Like 3,000 miles long. Jonathan Stalls decided to walk across the United States. And he decided to do it for a good cause – for Kiva, the San Francisco-based organization that connects people through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. KALW’s Ben Trefny called up Jonathan Stalls just after he reached the final state of his cross-country journey.

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Broadcast History

KALW 91.7 FM:
February 22, 2011

Transcript

Jonathan Stalls is a pretty typical young American. Nice guy. Loves his family, his friends, his country. You’ll learn more about all that later. For now, you should just know that this is a tall, strong and passionate man who, one day, decided to take a walk.

Now, I might not have made it clear just what a determined young man Jonathan Stalls is. But when he decided to go for a walk, he meant a very long walk. Like 3,000 miles long.

Jonathan Stalls decided to walk across the United States. And he decided to do it for a good cause – for Kiva, the San Francisco-based organization that connects people through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.

KALW’s Ben Trefny called up Jonathan Stalls just after he reached the final state of his cross-country journey.

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BEN TREFNY: Where exactly in the world are you, Jonathan Stalls?

JONATHAN STALLS: I am about eight miles we...
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