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.
Alix Toyo lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He'd worked as a fixer for journalists, but when things got so bad that even journalists stopped coming, he had to do something different. So he opened up a restaurant a year and a half ago, and thought he'd finally get to be independent. Also in the show: Riding the rice boom.
Leslie Hampel lost her consulting job this fall after her firm lost some of its biggest clients to the financial industry collapse. Leslie was a high performer who routinely put in 16 hours days. So when she got the news that she was laid off, she descended into a spiral of self doubt. But one critical meeting weeks later helped her get her confidence back. Now, Leslie sees there may have been a bright side to losing her job.
There’s another winter pastime that demands stamina, long hours and patience: the work of the dog musher. Many are getting teams ready for the upcoming 390 mile long John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Today, we take you to the marathon with a special soundscape of the race from radio producer Curt Olson.
We started our water series at Lake Mead on the border between Nevada and Arizona. If we follow the Virgin River north from there, it would lead us to Zion Canyon, Utah. This story doesn’t talk about the water, but rather the climb up those canyon walls, to a place called Angels Landing. Produced by Scott Carrier.
Kara Hartzler has a unique perspective on the immigration debate. She has worked with immigrants and heard their stories both professionally as a lawyer and creatively as a writer. Her play No Roosters in the Desert has its American premiere tomorrow in Tucson, Arizona. Also: A 98-year-old woman remembers making a dollar an hour. Also: this is a landmark week for those in the legal profession – a new justice is on the bench of the Supreme Court. Elena Kagan's presence marks the first time that three women have served on the Supreme Court at the same time. Mike Sacks was at the court for Justice Kagan’s first day. He regularly camps out, overnight, in order to be one of the few members of the public allowed inside the courtroom.