Mary Wykstra, a cheetah researcher, talks to Dick about what she has learned about cheetahs and humans in Kenya. Cheetahs have adapted to encroaching human settlement and farmers too are learning to protect their livestock from cheetahs.
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.
Dr. Chiedza Jokonya was in Haiti recently to provide health care. Near Cap Haitien, she found a hospital in crisis - cholera patients lining the hallways. We also check in with a guest from 2006 who was influenced then and now by the federal policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." And we hear from a young couple starting a blue jean business with the help of the stimulus package.
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.
After years of economic decay and months of political upheaval, Zimbabweans are now dealing with disease: since August, nearly 4,000 people have died of cholera. Abel Chikomo is a human rights activist in Harare, and a Catholic. As he tells Dick Gordon, the risk of cholera is so great, his church has banned handshaking during the Sign of the Peace.