Dick checks in with Mandy Henk, one of the itinerant librarians for the Occupy movement. After the books in New York City were thrown away, they have a new strategy: librarians giving books out from small rolling carts.
Oscar Grant is the young black man who was shot by a BART transit officer in the back a couple of years ago. Journalist and community organizer JR Valrey says that seeing the story unfold has had an impact on his life.
Christine Byl spent more than ten years clearing trails and building rock walls as a seasonal worker in Glacier National and Denali National Parks. She talks with Phoebe Judge about her new book, Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods.
For nearly two years ‘The Help’ has been on bestseller lists across the country. It’s a fictional account of African-American maids and their white employers in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 60’s. Today, Dick talks with Alma Cousin who was a real-life maid in Jackson at that time, along with Elizabeth Hays, one of the white children she cared for.Also: Wholly Cow Custard.
Servicewomen in Iraq now command squadrons, get in fire fights, fly planes at the risk of getting shot down, and witness the carnage caused by IED's. Today, Dick Gordon talks to 3 women who have served in the war.