Joe Leathers is General Manager of the Four Sixes Ranch of Gutherie, Texas. He talked with Dick Gordon from Montana, where he has taken 1,200 of his Black Angus cattle to Montana to find grass as wildfires burn up much of their home land.
The world’s largest offshore wind farm officially opened this past weekend. It’s a collection of a hundred of the tallest such turbines off the coast of England. It’s called the Thanet Wind Farm and it’s supposed to be able to power 200,000 homes. Wind power is moving more slowly in the U.S., but the blades are starting to turn. Andy Swapp is a recent convert to wind power. Andy is a high school shop teacher who has enlisted his students to train in this booming new industry. Former student Cade Boyter joins the conversation. Also: a real life music man.
Ray Matthews is a painter who's kept his work tucked away in his apartment for years. He sold one painting to the local general store to get some money for medicine for his mother. When Janet Hubbard noticed that painting in the store window, she set out to meet Ray. Also in this episode, Joseph Pfeffer's Chrysler dealership in New Jersey.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, has a special meaning for Rebecca Schorr and her father Stephen Einstein. As far as they know, they're the first father-daughter duo working together as rabbis in the same synagogue.
The poor economy is forcing thousands of horse owners to give up their companions and, in some cases, euthanize them. When Diane Branton’s work hours were cut and gas prices rose, she could no longer afford to feed her horses.