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.
Tom Mylan was a vegetarian before he became interested in the many ways a piece of beef can be butchered and eaten. Now, Mylan is obsessed with knowing the farm - and farmer - raising his beef, and gives sold-out cutting classes at his Brooklyn butcher shop the Meat Hook.
In 1948, 28 Mexican citizens being flown by the U.S. to their native country perished in a plane crash in California. Woody Guthrie protested their anonymity and decades later historian Tim Hernandez set out to find their names.
Joe Faris and Mark D’Andreta are Detroit natives who have formed an unlikely partnership to bring a new industry to their hometown of Detroit, Motor City Denim. Also: The Reverend Syngman Rhee is watching the latest sabre-rattling between North and South Korea with great concern.
Albert Smith was a drug dealer for more than twenty years in Oakland. But this past year, he has made a big change. He’s stopped dealing and he’s training to do solar panel sales and installation. Also in this episode, Deborah Dunbar, who works in Flint, Michigan as a machinist.
Nnimmo Bassey runs a Nigerian NGO that works to hold oil companies accountable for the oil they spill. He talks with Dick Gordon about how he was drawn into working on behalf of people in the Niger Delta and what keeps him going, despite the danger and hopelessness he’s faced over the years. Also in this show, remembering Senator Robert Byrd.