Blue Collar Babysitter
Story by: Jim Perakis
Recorded: September 2009, New York, NY
Music: Richard Thompson
A portrait of Mike Butler: tannery worker, hard drinker, avid gambler, and, in the eyes of three young boys growing up in suburban Massachusetts in the 1950s, the greatest babysitter ever.
Broadcast April 26, 2011 on The Story by American Public Media; also March 13, 2011 on KUT-FM's "O'Dark 30" (Austin, TX); and January 2, 2010 on WILL-AM's "Sidetrack with Jason Croft"(Urbana, IL).
Jim Perakis is the former CEO of Hyperion Software.