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.
Students at San Jose State University started a campaign to raise the city's minimum wage, and successfully persuaded the city to impose a 25% minimum wage increase, from $8 to $10. Student Elisha St. Laurent tells Dick Gordon she's spent years struggling to support herself on a minimum wage salary.
Ken Ilgunas has made a commitment to graduate from grad school debt-free. So he's living in a van at Duke University, cooking meals on a camping stove, and bathing at the university gym. Also: The Kruger family in New Jersey lives a typical American life, but they gained a new perspective when Pam Kruger, the mom, decided to try a house swap in France.
These days when you hear a story about health insurance it’s usually people complaining about rate increases or refusals to pay claims. But there’s a new twist in how some insurance companies are saving health care dollars. It involves paying the salaries of extra nurses in doctors’ offices to help chronically ill patients stay on top of their conditions … and out of the hospital. Anita McCole was one of the first to be employed by Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. She tells Dick how it works and why it’s some of the most rewarding work she’s ever done. Also, a PhD cartoonist.
Lori Price had spent almost 2 decades doing what she loved - reporting for a newspaper. But when the recession hit, like many journalists, Lori was strongly encouraged to accept a buy-out, which she did. She moved back home to Texas and had a lot of trouble finding work. Also in this show: The Rescue Effort: An Update