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.
This will be a big weekend for cycling enthusiasts - the final push in this year's Tour de France. Many fans make regular stops at the Fat Cyclist blog for news about their sport. Elden Nelson started the blog a few years back. It was funny and personal. But when his wife was battling breast cancer, he knew he either had to stop blogging, or write about the experience. Elden talks to Dick Gordon about how he's managed to raise so much money to fight cancer, and his once-in-a-lifetime ride with Lance and Team Radio Shack. Also in the show, my good ol' Pontiac Parisienne.
The world is in mourning for Dith Pran, the famed photojournalist who exposed the killing fields of Cambodia in the 1970s. He died on Sunday. Phal Sum was just a child when the Khmer Rouge terrorized Cambodia. He was taken from his family and forced to labor at a work camp for boys. He escaped to Thailand, and that's where he discovered the martial art that would save his life: Thai boxing. Also in this epsiode: a response to our recent story about electric cars.
One good shot, and a golfer can launch into the top ranks of the sport. And that’s what happened to Michael Tobiason Jr. in the US Open this June. He just hopes he will no longer have to sleep in his car as he plays the circuit.
Jason Puracal was a real estate agent working in Nicaragua when he was wrongfully convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison and taken to one of the worst prisons in the country, La Modelo. His sister Janis, a lawyer in Seattle, led the charge for his release which eventually occurred 2 ½ years later.
Each year Huy Dao receives thousands of letters from prisoners across the country hoping to be freed. Huy is the intake coordinator for The Innocence Project. It is his job to decide which cases the organization will take on and who has enough evidence to prove that they were wrongfully convicted.