Two Haitian aid workers, David Darg and Bryn Mooser, were filming a children’s baseball team in Haiti when a cholera outbreak killed and hospitalized thousands. They expanded the scope of their film to include the impact of the epidemic.
Luke Tipple, a marine biologist, grew up swimming and diving off the coast of southern Australia. He knows how to get the upper hand with a shark in the water, and has been hired by long distance swimmer Diana Nyad to protect her on a swim from Cuba to Florida.
Freddy Schuman has become a minor celebrity. He's the unofficial mascot of the New York Yankees. At nearly every game, he bangs pots and pans, and revs up the crowd. But this spring, the Yankees refused to let "Freddy Sez" into the team's shiny new stadium. He was forced to beg outside the gate for fans to give him a spare ticket. Suddenly the papers were writing about how the Yankees had locked out this dedicated octogenarian.
In the 80s, Don Stancavish played football for Hackettstown High School in rural New Jersey. Don caught the game-winning touchdown pass against his school's arch rival with just seconds on the clock. Twenty-four years later, the same ball he caught showed up in a package on his front porch.Also in this episode: stealing a dictionary.
There’s another winter pastime that demands stamina, long hours and patience: the work of the dog musher. Many are getting teams ready for the upcoming 390 mile long John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Today, we take you to the marathon with a special soundscape of the race from radio producer Curt Olson.
Paul Glickman and Tamarind King are unlikely creative collaborators. She's a young woman with wonderful talent as an artist. He's a retired New York filmmaker who had one project he still wanted to do.