Dick speaks with Mike Williams, a former pro basketball player known as Massive Mike, who uses his anger about getting shot in a nightclub to motivate him out of his wheelchair. He wants to walk again - and has actually taken a few steps.
his 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.
Sometimes a fishing story is about more than just the fish. Rick Jackson is a prize winning fisherman. He takes his dad out fishing every year on his dad's birthday. One day when the two were out fishing, they caught bigger and better bass than either one of them had ever seen. Rick's a serious fisherman and he couldn't make sense of it, until he realized they were fishing on the anniversary of his younger brother's accidental death.
Passion Richardson and Marion Jones were teammates on the U.S.Olympic 4 x 100 relay team that took home the bronze medal in 2000. Now that Marion Jones has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, the U.S. Olympic Committee has asked that Passion return her medal as well. Also on the show: another Olympic sprinter may gain a silver medal in the wake of the Jones confession. Then, a man whittles down his belongings to just 600 things.
Companies hire Jim Stickley to attempt to hack into their financial information, and identify weaknesses in their security practices. Jim says it’s not all high-tech computer work, and he sometimes dresses up as an firefighter to gain access to an office building.
Albert Smith was a drug dealer for more than twenty years in Oakland. But this past year, he has made a big change. He’s stopped dealing and he’s training to do solar panel sales and installation. Also in this episode, Deborah Dunbar, who works in Flint, Michigan as a machinist.
The Fed's recent rescue of Bear Stearns is reminiscent of another near-meltdown of a huge Wall Street firm - Salomon Brothers, back in 1991. The company faced criminal indictment and imminent bankruptcy because of a scandal involving false and illegal bids to buy government bonds. That's when Bob Denham stepped in. Bob worked closely with the executive team to save the firm. Also in this episode: Guy Sansone is often hired as a "Chief Restructuring Officer" by companies facing financial problems.And: Bob Gensburg is a lawyer in rural Vermont who represents a Guantanamo detainee, Abdul Zahir