Chernobyl is frozen in time yet still evolving. It's an in-between space that begs questions about time: How does time flow? Does it in fact flow? Or does it stand still? The writer Alan Lightman examines these ideas in his work Einstein’s Dreams.
Umpire Perry Barber worked the bases at many major league spring training games, but she won't be behind the plate for the regular season match ups. No woman ever has. Also in this episode, Jim Trelease has dinner with Dear Abby.
James Hand is a native of West, Texas. He often composes music outside, walking his land. However, since the deadly explosion at West Fertilizer Company in April, he says writing music has not come easily.
“I don’t think I’m able to write a song that would explain all the hurt, terror, the sorrow, the despair, the anguish, and the loss of everything,” he says.
Sandro Linden is a street merchant in Port-au-Prince. He competes with dozens of other vendors to sell goods and earn money for his family of five. He carries his goods in a backpack - teeshirts, deodorant, you name it. He talks with Dick about how he and his family has been faring since the quake. Also in the show: A check-in with Abdi, in Somalia. And an 11-year old discovers a boneyard.
When writer Henry Shukman heard about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, he was intrigued by its reputation as Europe’s largest wildlife refuge. After all, for more than 25 years, few humans have been allowed access to the 1,600 sq. miles of land around the nuclear reactor there. Henry shared a meal with "resettlers," people who returned.