Dave Pomerantz and Daryl Harshbarger, Dallas-based activists, have been parking a bus outside abortion clinics to give pregnant women sonograms. Their mission, they say, is to stop them from having an abortion. They talk to Dick about the Save the Storks bus and their strategy.
Today on The Story, we reconnect with Osama. He’s a dissident in Syria and, like so many others inside that country, is now constantly on the run. His wife and daughter are now being threatened, and yet Osama says he will not waver.
Host Dick Gordon speaks with Jack Dawley, who’s been to jail three times for failure to pay debt. Dawley says he’s never seen a judge or been given any opportunity to explain that he simply cannot afford to pay.
This weekend thousands will descend on Washington, D.C. to watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert mount what will most likely be a very unusual political rally. Dick’s guest today takes us back to a time when the best comedians still worked the club scene. Also, Oklahoma farmers make the trip to the “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington, DC. And, the key to the boneyard.
As common as the head covering is in Muslim countries, it is often criticized by people who view it as a “too visible” exhibition of religion. Many in the West view it as a form of oppression. For the past year, 9-year-old Aliya Suayah has been experimenting with wearing a headscarf.
Faith Coleman is a nurse practitioner who doesn't have health insurance. Like many of her patients, her job does not offer an insurance option and she can't afford private insurance. Especially now: since Faith had kidney cancer, she is considered to have a pre-existing condition. After her experience fighting cancer without insurance, Faith decided to open a free clinic offering premium treatment in Florida for anyone without health insurance who meets poverty guidelines.
Ikal Angelei is on a campaign to keep Ethiopia from building a damn near Lake Turkana. If completed, the Gibe 3 Dam would be the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa, and would dry up the fisheries used by thousands of people living in the desert around the lake.