Dick speaks with Dr. Timothy Lepore, the colorful, contrarian physician on the world-famous island of Nantucket. He's surgeon, medical examiner, football team doctor, accidental homicide detective and more.
Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello are husband-and-wife opera singers. They talk with Dick about the peculiarity of their relationship, which includes competing to see who can hold the longest notes, and trying to get cast in the same productions so that they can spend time together.
Destiny Coleman and Vicki Lopez-Lukis are two women from different walks of life. Destiny grew up in poverty and had a troubled childhood. Vicki made history as the youngest person admitted to Notre Dame University. Both women landed behind bars, and became friends. Also in this episode, Max Hardberger tells stories of high seas piracy. His job is to take back ships that have been pirated and return them to their rightful owners.
As gas prices skyrocket, food prices follow. Melissa Hilliard can no longer make her costs and her income meet in the middle. She and her husband both work full-time in the Atlanta area. They have some college education, but their jobs don't pay enough to support their three children. Recently Melissa swallowed her pride and made her first trip to the local food bank.
Nicole Anderson Cobb is an African American history professor, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Her family and friends are die-hard Obama fans, supporting the President come hell or high water, dissent or disapproval out of the question. Nicole has wrestled with her own opinions, and as an emerging playwright, turned them into a one woman show.
Bernice Johnson-Reagon performed at the 1963 March on Washington with the Freedom Singers. The day before the march, they finished a gig in California and took a red-eye flight to D.C. Bernice says although she was not nervous, she was overwhelmed by the large number of people who decided to come to one place and take a massive stance against racism.
Thousands of Zimbabweans continue to pour across border in search of food, medicine, and safety in South Africa. But over the last few weeks, many of them have become targets in anti-immigrant violence.
Jonathan Nkala is one Zimbabwean who made the difficult journey. Also in the show: