Friday night, Nik Wallenda will walk across a tightrope strung above Niagara Falls. It will be the first dare-devil event the falls have seen in years. Producer Phoebe Judge previews the walk with Dick.
Joe Penna is an online video sensation known as the "Mystery Guitar Man." Also - Rabiah Seminole remembers the day John Lennon was shot. Plus - checking in with former football player Don Henson who dreamed of becoming a professor.
Rashod Ollison was 6 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller came out. He'll never forget the day his mom brought the album home. He and his sisters played it on a special record player that sprayed rainbow lights across the walls and brought joy into their house.
The rapper Invincible recently lobbied successfully for MTV-U to air her independent video, Ropes. The song is controversial because it deals with suicide and depression. Also, we asked listeners to call in with stories of how participating in the electoral process can make a difference personally. Today, two stories, both from young voters.And, Kristen Edsall's story of being conned.
Today on the program, two guys who once banked their future on the music biz ... and have now been forced to move on. Dave Rhea played bass in the band Vonray. His brush with fame included a lucrative record deal and music placement on a popular TV show. But the emergence of the Internet made the record company financial model unprofitable, and Dave's contract was dropped. But he has now made a new career out of the very thing he says killed his music - the Internet. Derek Tenbusch had a dream job in the music business. He worked in marketing for EMI. When he got laid off last year, he knew he had to make a complete career change - music industry jobs like his just don't exist anymore. Derek decided to try to make a living doing something else he loves: playing online poker.
Singer/Songwriter Paul Thorn grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi heavily influenced by his father's Pentecostal church. He lived a restricted lifestyle until his long lost uncle returned to their hometown and shared his experience of being a pimp. Paul shares how the influence of their lifestyles altered his path in life.