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.
Tim Harrison, a retired public safety officer from the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio, is an expert in the safe handling of exotic animals. He advised responding authorities last October when a man released 56 exotic animals from a rural farm in Zanesville, Ohio.
Nawal El Saadawi is an 80-year-old writer who lives in Cairo who Dick spoke with when former President Mubarak stepped down. She says the revolution has been betrayed and she is fighting to get it back on track.
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.