Making do. Getting by. Adapting. That’s something Michael Sandler knows about. Michael is a "barefoot runner." But he only became a part of this new trend in athletics after two bad accidents set him back.
After years of training, swimmer Kicker Vencill was on the verge of achieving his childhood dream of representing his country at the Olympics. But all that came crashing to a halt when a drug test came back positive for a banned substance. Like many athletes caught cheating, Kicker claimed he was innocent. But unlike most, he was in fact innocent of taking performance-enhancing drugs. Also on the show: a Catholic tradition helps a Jewish woman find her husband - a rabbi.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Prior to the ruling, host Dick Gordon spoke with an activist and a resident who were at the center of the civil rights fight in Holmes County, Mississipi.
Irish poet Seamus Heaney died recently, at the age of 74. Dick Gordon spoke with Heaney back in 2004, and we listen to an excerpt from that conversation. At the time, Heaney had just completed his own version of Antigone.
When Jacques Vroom heard late in the 1980s that American Airlines was selling life-time passes for unlimited first-class travel, he bought one for his company. What began was 20 years of constant travel around the world.