Ken Campbell begins a trip next week to catalogue the debris from the Japanese tsunami. It has taken this long to come across the ocean on rip tides and currents. He expects to find buoys and glass containers among many items.
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.
As investigators try to determine what happened to the nineteen firefighters who died near Yarnell, Arizona, we remember the Mann Gulch canyon wall fire of 1949. Smokejumper Bob Sallee is now the lone survivor of that fire, which burned 4,500 acres in Montana.
There's a lot of money in green energy these days, and a lot of public interest in getting away from fossil fuels. Many states are looking at generating power through wind. In a remote part of Maine, a wind power company has already set up 38 turbines. Stetson Mountain is now New England's largest wind farm.
Mike Cianchette is the project operations manager there.
William McDonough has been designing for environmental sustainability since long before the environmental movement had coined the term "green design." When Bill was living in Hong Kong, he saw extreme suffering and scarcity. In the U.S., he saw extreme abundance and waste. Bill is now devoted to overturning those extremes. Also on the show: brush with fame - a flight attendant makes friends with Judy Garland.
Dick speaks with Dr. Timothy Lepore, the colorful, contrarian physician on the world-famous island of Nantucket. He's surgeon, medical examiner, football team doctor, accidental homicide detective and more.