A sound portrait of the "Angola Rodeo," a day when prisoners at the Angola state penitentiary put on a rodeo with all the "fixings" of a carnival midway. Produced by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva of the Kitchen Sisters.
The reality TV couple, the Duggars, stars of "19 Kids and Counting," just brought home their 19th child this summer. Allowing God to decide how many kids to have, the Duggars are like many conservative Christians who subscribe to the cross-denominational, patriarchal ideals of the Quiverfull movement. Vyckie Garrison knows about that life because she lived it. Also, the story behind a Chicago hat shop.
Bill Gascoigne and Kyle Mankes are both under 40 and unemployed. Kyle was once a business analyst. Bill formerly worked as a Michigan city manager. Now they’ve created a group called BUMS: The Brotherhood of Unemployed Men. Also inthis episode, Adam Greenfield lived 100% car-free for all of 2009.
A couple near Boston is celebrating their 46th anniversary this month. Their love story is one for the ages. Tom was a Hungarian Jew living in Budapest during the rise of Nazi power. Jutta was a young German girl in Berlin who was the daughter of one of Hitler’s officers.
Debbie Long grew up the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her parents never spoke of their experiences, but Debbie always felt the need to know where she came from. She and her mom looked for years with some success, but after her mother died, Debbie began her search for relatives in earnest. With the help of today's technology, she was able to connect with family members she didn't even know existed.
Nancy Eade was laid off from a big corporation, and she was without work for fourteen months. But she's now working again. And what she did to find work could be a lesson for others who are job hunting.
Ruth Morris’ father was terminally ill and wanted to die in California, the place he knew as home. Ruth talks with Dick Gordon about how her family decided to drive a van across the country to help her dying father find the warmth and landscape he loved.
Jim Howard works as a school resource officer. Among other responsibilities, it's his job to stand at the front door while kids pour in and out of Fike High School in Wilson, N.C. Jim never expected to be in this job long. But in his first year, a student died tragically, and Jim found himself with an unexpectedly important role to play. Seventeen years later, Jim is still there.
After months of negotiations, Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangiraihave signed an agreement to share power in Zimbabwe. That's welcome news to musician Chiwoniso Maraire. Like most Zimbabweans, she struggled all summer with food shortages and skyrocketing prices, and the constant threat of political violence. Also in this episode: intervening in a dog fight.
Linda Kelso opened an online profile on Yahoo! Messenger hoping to meet the man of her dreams. She started chatting with a man who ended up trying to con her, but she says her willingness to be vulnerable has actually enhanced her experience dating online. Also on the show: bringing baseball to Cambodia.