Marc Lichtenfeld is a financial analyst and he moonlights as a boxing announcer. Next Friday he will be announcing The WBA Cruiserweight World Championships. Dick talks to him about both his day and night job.
This weekend is a big deal for horse racing fans - it's the Belmont Stakes. Julie Shapiro has a love letter to her favorite horse, Zenyatta. And Rachel Louise Snyder looks into the practice of courtship on horseback in Kazakhstan.
Daederick Ford is a high school senior from Houston's Wheatley High. He has lived with his mom, his dad, his grandfather, and for a short time at the local park. Despite not having a steady home, Daederick is hoping that the college scouts will give him a look. Also in this show: A Long Ride Home
Sheldon Kennedy played for the NHL for years, but he’s better known for standing up and talking publically about what he went through as a victim of child abuse by one of his coaches. He now works to prevent the abuse of young people through a group he founded to train people to recognize the signs of abuse.
Diane Crump was the first woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby. It used to be illegal for a woman to be a jockey. Even after the law changed, male jockeys would boycott any woman who tried. Also in this episode, a check-in with Jeremy Lee.
This July, Cody Dent managed to spoil a perfect game by Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate the Lowell Spinners. It’s kind of like the infamous 1978 day in which his father Bucky Dent spoiled a game for the Red Sox.