Reddy Annappareddy was working as an overnight pharmacist when he came up with a way to serve his customers better. Corporate officials at Rite Aid dismissed his ideas so he quit and started his own business with free home delivery. Now it's making money.
Dick speaks with Dr. Timothy Lepore, the colorful, contrarian physician on the world-famous island of Nantucket. He's surgeon, medical examiner, football team doctor, accidental homicide detective and more.
The 21,000 retirees that worked for the city of Detroit could face pension and health care cuts. That’s because in July, Detroit became the largest American city tofile for bankruptcy.Detroit-based independent producer Zak Rosen recently spent some time with both current and retired Detroit Police officers, and brings us their perspective from a weekly Detroit Detectives golf league.
Cervical cancer is a major killer of women in Haiti. The country has no radiation therapy, and so prevention is critical. All of this came to the attention of American doctor David Walmer on a mission trip. Although he found the health and economic situation nearly hopeless, he committed himself to helping. David is now working with Haitian doctor Delson Merisier.
Chris Downey had put in 20 years as an architect when the doctors told him he was going blind. Today, he still works as an architect, but he is dedicated to creating more environments for those with disabilities. Also: last we heard from Chris Higginbotham, he was just called back to deployment - but as we hear today, his story didn't turn out as he expected. And: the story of two dogs and their owner looking past the chewed up shoe to see art.
Chris Stewart is a stock trader in Chicago who thrives on the intensity of ups and downs in the market. Lately, he's been getting all the intensity he can handle. But Chris has his own way of handling the pressure: he wrangles his way onto the stage with rock bands to play percussion. Now he's a semi-regular performer with the Dave Mason band and has met many of his boyhood idols. Also in this episode: drumming up home buyers in a tough market.
Randall Arauz is a marine biologist in Costa Rica who has been working for years to protect sea turtles there. One day he saw a video documenting "shark finning." Fishermen haul in sharks, cut off the fins, and dump the bodies of the sharks back into the ocean.
If there is a mecca for American foodies, it's probably Chez Panisse, Alice Waters' successful restaurant in Berkeley, Calif. As a college student at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat saved money for a year to eat one dinner there. It was love at first bite. Samin landed a job as a buser, and worked her way up to line cook. When her mentor, the head chef at Chez Panisse for 16 years, decided to open a restaurant a couple of miles away, she became his sous chef.
Like many of today's veterans, Brian Iglesias came home from the war expecting to put his skills as a Marine to good use in the civilian workforce. That didn't happen. Despite his high academic achievements and military honors, Brian struggled to find an entry-level job. Brian eventually realized he had to go it alone and become an entrepreneur.