Photographer Bruce Davidson talks about a series of his photographs taken while traveling the subways of New York in the 1980's. They have recently been published in the book "Subway" through Aperture and Magnum Photos; the cover photo is at right.
Even before the economy started to slide, Adrian Moreno was engaged in an experiment to get by on much less. He moved his family to a vacant lot on the far outskirts of San Diego within earshot of the Mexican border. At first, they lived in a tepee. When that didn't work out, Adrian built a house on the property for about $10,000. Also in this episode, another in our series of listener stories about when politics became personal.
With same sex marriage now legal in California, the question of who gets to marry whom is generating big headlines. Today Dick Gordon talks to a couple at the heart of another historic battle over marriage rights, only this one happened 40 years ago. When Alvin and Omelia Garner tied the knot in 1968, they were among the first interracial couples to get married in North Carolina. Also in this episode, from time to time, Dick talks to people who've had a brush with fame that forever changed them. Dan Crane's brush with fame came as a near-celebrity himself.
HIV/AIDS is spreading across the American South, and African American women are one of the groups most vulnerable to getting infected. DeVondia Roseborough is HIV-positive and speaking frankly with young women in her community—including her own teenage daughters—about what they should do to avoid HIV. Also on the show: one man's quest to unlearn the homophobic lessons he picked up as a child.
Over the past 10 years, the number of inmates across the US who are over 50 years of age has skyrocketed. Dick Gordon traveled to McCain Correctional Hospital in Raeford, NC, to speak with several of the aging inmates. The four men he interviewed have a variety of ideas about what should happen to them in "the system" as they age. Also on the show: post-election violence in Kenya.
an Hass was facing his 40th birthday, taking stock, when he began to see how deeply he and his wife Mary were stuck in debt. Trying to work out a budget was a strain their marriage couldn't bear: they got divorced. Dan spent 18 months living by himself in an apartment. He did nothing other than pay down the debt.
Late last night, Presbyterian leaders voted to allow gays and lesbians to be ordained as ministers. We speak with Murray Richmond who was a Presbyterian pastor for years and followed the official church line regarding homosexuality - it was against the teachings of the Bible and wrong. When he met some gay Christians, Murray began to change his mind.
It was the distinctive fuzzy-collared coat that gave her away. That... and the sparkly Gucci sunglasses. For months, Karen Lodrick had been looking at the coat and glasses in an ATM photo while the woman wearing them was looting Karen's bank accounts. So when she actually saw the woman standing in a Starbucks line, she gave chase. Also on the show: turning the family home into a community of anarchists.
Matthew Workman is a blogger in Oregon. Most of the people who read his blog were friends and family. When he got a hit from the Faroe Islands, this self-described geography geek had to know more. Now...Matthew knows all there is to know about these obscure islands halfway between Norway and Iceland, he runs a weekly podcast targeted to the people of the island, and he was invited there as a special guest.