Alexis Goldstein was wrapped up in the competitive world of Wall Street. She shares an insider’s view with Dick about the mind-set of traders and why she decided to leave. Now she's pushing for reform through the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Brian Manning has been listening to our series of stories about people whose lives are contradictory in some way. Brian wrote in to tell us that by day he is a college student studying theater - by night he is a men's room attendant, offering soap and cologne for tips.
Deb Burgess operates what's thought to be the last pack station of its kind in the United States. Deb bought the business 4 years ago - and here's what she does: she saddles mules and donkeys and uses them to deliver goods to folks in the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California.
The spike in home foreclosures is something Mimi Norris knows intimately - she inspects and cleans houses that have been foreclosed. Mimi has seen it all - including mold and Doberman Pinschers. Also on the show: a woman remembers what it was like to open her eyes after three days in a coma.
Tom Ward was a student in East Los Angeles when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made object to orbit the earth. The launch convinced him he had a future career in the space program. And that's where he met Dr. Alexander Rimski-Korsakov. Alex grew up at the same time Tom did, but in Russia. Also on the show: do more email addresses equal less spam? And, an adult gets diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome.
Dave Lefkow and Justin Esch were just two regular guys with regular jobs, until one of them mentioned that everything should taste like bacon. Justin had a conversation with his brother at a Jewish-military wedding where he suggested that everyone, including the kosher, should be able to taste delicious bacon.
Dick spoke with Senator McGovern in 2007, and heard him read from his famous 1970 speech to the U.S. Congress condemning the Vietnam War. McGovern died Sunday, and we remember his clarity and eloquence.