Cathy Maready, a part-time pilot, crashed in the Atlantic Ocean one night. She survived the wreck, but swimming in cold water was the real test. She first told her story live at The Monti in Greensboro, N.C.
Ruth Morris’ father was terminally ill and wanted to die in California, the place he knew as home. Ruth talks with Dick Gordon about how her family decided to drive a van across the country to help her dying father find the warmth and landscape he loved.
Joe Williams survived a near-fatal attack by a bear in 1959. It was his first day on the job at Montana's Glacier National Park. He was taking a walk in the mountains with a friend when he was attacked by a grizzly sow. His friend fled but later returned with a park ranger. Also in this show: Nonviolent Peace Force
We started our water series at Lake Mead on the border between Nevada and Arizona. If we follow the Virgin River north from there, it would lead us to Zion Canyon, Utah. This story doesn’t talk about the water, but rather the climb up those canyon walls, to a place called Angels Landing. Produced by Scott Carrier.