After Emily Sirota had a baby, she wanted to become active in improving Denver's public schools. She entered the school board race on a platform opposing vouchers, never imagining that her opponents would generate unprecedented amounts of corporate cash to try to defeat her.
One of the first people to be licensed to distribute medical marijuana in New Mexico is Len Goodman, a Santa Fe businessman. His newly-minted non-profit is called New MexiCann Natural Medicine. Also in this show: Lessons From The Tech Bubble
Hal Taussig believes that CEOs have a responsibility to do more than earn wealth for themselves. He created a successful travel company called Untours. The company has a budget in the millions and maintains a healthy profit margin - but Hal does not keep any of the profits. He donates them to charity. Also in this episode: at a time when many people are sorting out which candidate they identify with, George Akers remembers being regularly identified as a candidate by other people: he bears an uncanny resemblance to Richard Nixon.