Dick talks to Susan Polgar, the world’s first female chess grandmaster, about how her father set out to make her and her two sisters into exceptional players. Polgar now coaches Texas Tech University's chess team.
Casey DeMoss Roberts was 17 when her father, a oil rig drilling engineer, was killed onboard the Seacrest Drill Ship off the coast of Thailand. A typhoon capsized the vessel. Most of the workers onboard were killed, and the accident is still ranked among the deadliest rig accidents of all time. Inspired in part by her father’s death, Casey began studying the intersection of the environment with public health issues. She now lives in New Orleans and works for the Gulf Restoration Network - which is currently focusing on the effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Also in this show, the music of Razia Said.
Liz Kite's house got struck by lightning. Not once, not twice, but three times. And then, a car (without a driver!) rammed through her living room window. Liz was not a believer in the great beyond, but something about these accidents made her start thinking that her dad, who passed away a few weeks before the first lightning strike, had something to do with them.
When the Perez family gathers this weekend in Los Angeles to mark Father's Day, the man who'll be the center of attention is the patriarch Samuel. Samuel and his wife made sure that all eleven of their children went to college. But the name of a Texas farmer, Clarence Martin will likely come up as well. Clarence hired Samuel to work as a farmhand back in the 1950s, and he helped Samuel get a green card.