Port Arthur, Texas is a town ringed by petrochemical plants and refineries. Hilton Kelley lives there, and for the past ten years he has made it his business to be a kind of watchdog. And today he collects a major environmental award for his efforts - a 2011 Goldman Prize.
Also in this episode, we’ve asked listeners to call the Open Mic line with stories of dreams coming true. Elizabeth Borowsky called to tell about how she helped Dick Smith realize a lifelong dream.