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.
Dick Gordon talks to the father-daughter duo, Blair and Steve Hansen, about the ups and downs of tackling music as a family business. Also in this episode, we continue to follow the fate of one detainee at Guantanamo, Mr. Al Ghizzawi. His attorney, Candace Gorman, has the update.
This is the time of year when many of us are just beginning to look at our holiday credit card bills - and some of us are groaning more than others. The Kruger family in New Jersey has changed their habits quite a bit over the last couple of years. They live a typical American life, but they gained a new perspective when Pam Kruger, the mom, decided to try a house swap in France.
Peggy Greco has always been a little nutty about the way she's pursued her career. But with this economic downturn, she's had to do something extreme. She's been riding her bicycle around town in a T-shirt that advertises her work as a private nurse.
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.
Michael Boatman is a successful actor. You might have seen him in the television shows Spin City, Arli$$, or China Beach. But when Michael was in high school his future didn't look so sunny, until he met a teacher whose unwavering encouragement and support led him down an unexpected life path.
Pat Althizer has always had a love affair with his camera lens. But his passion was just a hobby. It wasn't until Pat decided to retire that he figured out what he wanted to be when he grew up: a photo safari guide in Yosemite National Park.
Nearly 8 million Americans say they have sampled crack at some point in their lives. Thomas Warren says he knows the devastation that using crack cocaine causes. Thomas started using in the 1980s while he was a bus repair man. Also on the show: remembering Joey.
Back in the 1980's, an aerobics craze swept the country, and millions of American women were inspired to do group exercise classes for the first time. Carol Espel was teaching close to 23 aerobics classes a week. Eventually her body paid the price, and at the age of 44 she had her first hip replacement. Also on the show: meeting the Wicked Witch of the West.