We dip into the archives of Radio Diariesto hear about an Alabama highschooler and his glory moments in football. He says he felt invisible before playing and became visible when he put the uniform on.
There’s another winter pastime that demands stamina, long hours and patience: the work of the dog musher. Many are getting teams ready for the upcoming 390 mile long John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Today, we take you to the marathon with a special soundscape of the race from radio producer Curt Olson.
Dick speaks with Sheila Coleman of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign about the way the British government dealt with a tragic incident in a Liverpool soccer stadium, and how it became a pivotal moment for people there. Two decades later, British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized.
Attorney H. Candace Gorman has just returned from her 5th trip to Cuba. She represents 2 Guantanamo prisoners, neither of whom has ever been charged with anything. One of them, Abdul Al Ghizzawi, is so depressed that she fears he may commit suicide. Also on the show: the longest-running hockey league for inner city youths in the nation.
One of the last things Victor Anderson's older brother Ron did before he was killed in World War II was write to Victor, then 17. He asked that Vic write to an 11-year-old Jewish girl named Marianne Baum whom he had met while visiting her parents in Tel Aviv. Victor and Marianne stayed pen pals for 12 years before they finally met, and eventually fell in love. Also on the show: after 30 years of segregated class reunions, black and white alums hold a reunion together.
Luke Tipple, a marine biologist, grew up swimming and diving off the coast of southern Australia. He knows how to get the upper hand with a shark in the water, and has been hired by long distance swimmer Diana Nyad to protect her on a swim from Cuba to Florida.
Right now a group of really hardy runners are just finishing what’s called the toughest and coldest race in the world: the Yukon Arctic Ultra. It's 430 miles of such extreme conditions that prior to 2009, no one had made it to the finish line... that year, Bruce Thompson became one of the first. He talks with Dick about how he did it. One secret: Do not sweat into your clothes or you’ll freeze. Also in this episode: saved by a penguin. and: Over the Garage Records.