NSN Audio Story: Building a better future

Ben Lipka

Inspired by NPR’s StoryCorps and to capture the spirit of Thanksgiving, the North Star News staff created several audio stories framed around this question: “What was a moment or event in your life that at the time seemed small, but ended up having a large impact or effect on you later in your life?” The staff sought people of different generations and crafted these pieces.

Lionel Lipka had a secure job as Vice President at an architectural firm, but as the company took a turn for the worse he stepped down and opened a new architectural business. This change would profoundly impact the rest of his life in ways he could never imagine.