Skip Ockomon is a firefighter in Anderson, Indiana. Even in these tough times, Skip and others have managed to raise money for something they've long been dreaming of…a rescue house for families whose homes have been destroyed by fire.
Dave Pomerantz and Daryl Harshbarger, Dallas-based activists, have been parking a bus outside abortion clinics to give pregnant women sonograms. Their mission, they say, is to stop them from having an abortion. They talk to Dick about the Save the Storks bus and their strategy.
Today on The Story, we reconnect with Osama. He’s a dissident in Syria and, like so many others inside that country, is now constantly on the run. His wife and daughter are now being threatened, and yet Osama says he will not waver.
When Camden New Jersey laid off one third of its fire fighters - 60 in total - Lydia Chapman was one of the ones who had to turn in her equipment. Lydia was one of the few women there. Dick speaks with Lydia about the cost of social cuts.
Teachers and principals are also feeling the effects of a budget pinch. We first spoke with Joyce Irvine back in September. She was the principal who had to give up her job under new federal guidelines for her school to qualify for federal funding. We checked in to see what's happened since.
Joel Styzens is a musician, a drummer. But when he developed tinnitus in his ears, he thought he'd have to give up his passion. Soon, Joel realized that he could still play music, he just needed to change instruments. His latest album is Relax Your Ears.