WAITING FOR THE BANKS
The President of Bank of America's Home Loan Division appeared at the Senate Banking Committee yesterday. Barbara Desoer told lawmakers that the bank is trying to fix many of problems that their customers have had with the bank while trying to avoid foreclosure. Michelle Graham is a Bank of America customer. Her family is living in a house in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has the highest rate of foreclosures in the country. But, even though a temporary mortgage modification has kept them afloat, and mediation gave them hope, now Bank of America wants to more than double their payments.
NEXT CHAPTER: KIRSTEN ARIENEJAD
We’ve been following the story of Kirsten Arienejad recently. Kirsten was a flight attendant. But the pay was so low, Kirsten qualified for food stamps. Kirsten blew the whistle to her local media, and was soon fired. Kirsten’s name was all over the media, and she was having a hard time finding a new job - until recently.
Forging a NEW TRADE
When Derrick Bliss was nine years old he watched a blacksmith take a straight piece of metal and create all kinds of things. Derrick is 19 now, and between high school and his job at Burger King, he works his homemade forge as often as he can. Now some older blacksmiths are even coming to him to learn new tricks.
OPEN MIC: A SHARED BIRTHDAY
Today’s Open Mic story comes from a listener in Joplin, Missouri. The story involves two countries, a romance, and a shared birthday