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.
To most of us, barbecue means summer and backyard gatherings over plates of grilled chicken, pork, or burgers. For Leslie Scott, barbecue is much more. It's a way of life. As she tells Dick Gordon, making great ribs can make someone fall in love with you.
These are uncertain days for the car industry. President Obama was at a GM plant on Friday talking about what the government has done to help troubled U.S. manufacturers. One place the car industry is growing is in the American South - but it's not American carmakers. In Mississippi, Barry Emison trains the next generation of Toyota workers. In Georgia, Chris Frost works for a local Kia auto plant supplier.
Scott Haren and Ben Harris met in a support group for people with Lou Gehrig's disease. They speak together: Scott speaks the words of his friend Ben, who types them onto a computer because he no longer can speak.
Dr. Andrew Johnstone also sees the need for reform, but he thinks the best solution is the free market. He says he's practically broke because insurance companies are dictating what he can charge, what drugs he can prescribe, and what tests he should run.
When Ruth Lubic was training to be a nurse in the 1950s, women in maternity wards were given drugs to erase memories, and were often restrained with handcuffs to keep them from reaching for their newborn babies. After giving birth to her baby on her own terms, Ruth decided to become a nurse-midwife. The problems she faced finding work and creating the first free-standing birth clinic in the country are both funny and depressing. Also on the show: the importance of traveling light.
Joe Faris and Mark D’Andreta are Detroit natives who have formed an unlikely partnership to bring a new industry to their hometown of Detroit, Motor City Denim. Also: The Reverend Syngman Rhee is watching the latest sabre-rattling between North and South Korea with great concern.
Anna Millar and Meghan Gosk share a job. But it hasn't always been easy. Anna was on the fast track for a big firm and after she had her first child she really felt the frustration of not being home. She did stay home, but found that full time mommy-hood was not a perfect fit either. When she got a full-time job at a university, she noticed that she worked really well with another mom, Meghan Gosk. The two hatched a business proposal which would allow them to share their job and each work part time.