This year is a major anniversary for hip hop. It has been thirty years since Kurtis Blow got people break dancing with hit songs like "Christmas Rappin'" and "The Breaks". Also: the manager of the South Pole.
Dick Gordon talks to the father-daughter duo, Blair and Steve Hansen, about the ups and downs of tackling music as a family business. Also in this episode, we continue to follow the fate of one detainee at Guantanamo, Mr. Al Ghizzawi. His attorney, Candace Gorman, has the update.
Matthew Stoneman moved to Los Angeles with dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom. Instead he became a thief and landed in prison. To pass the time, he got a guitar and learned over a hundred classic songs, in Spanish, from the Mexican inmates. When he got out he became an unlikely troubadour, singing and playing for tips in the Latino restaurants around East L.A. Also in this show, an unexpected birder.
When Jaeson Parsons went to Iraq as a medic, he was based in a particularly dangerous place in the desert. Inside a building, he stumbled on some graffiti - an image of a lighthouse that another American soldier left on a concrete wall.
Oprah Winfrey will broadcast her final episode of the The Oprah Winfrey Show this week, ending a 25-season run. One person who always watched Oprah was The Story producer Anita Woodley. Anita grew up in Oakland, and she dreamed of being a journalist on TV like Oprah.