Our partnership with Salon.com brings us Noah Charney and his story about marrying a Slovenian woman. Before the ceremony, he had to perform a series of tests of his manliness, including wielding an axe, sharpening a scythe and shaving bark off trees.
A couple near Boston is celebrating their 46th anniversary this month. Their love story is one for the ages. Tom was a Hungarian Jew living in Budapest during the rise of Nazi power. Jutta was a young German girl in Berlin who was the daughter of one of Hitler’s officers.
Arizona's new immigration law is a hot topic along the campaign trail and talk of legal reform has focused mostly on the U.S./Mexico border. But turn your eyes northward for a moment: Even laws governing travel from Canada to the U.S. have changed in recent months. Guest host David Brown talks to one married couple getting a crash course on immigration law. She’s Canadian, he’s American and they’re desperate to be back together. George Kendall and Verna Brake Kendall haven’t lived together in a year.
In the mid 1980s Mark Gerow was an American serving with the Air Force in Japan. He met a young Japanese woman named Naomi whose family welcomed him into their home - everyone except for Naomi’s grandfather. One day, Mark learned the reason why Naomi’s grandfather kept his distance. But what happened next is something Mark will never forget.
Today, Dick talks with Sam Woods about his experience with the health care system, both as the husband of a patient, and as a doctor. Sam's wife Beatrice died of breast cancer in 2001, and despite his professional connections, his experience almost broke him financially.
For nearly two years ‘The Help’ has been on bestseller lists across the country. It’s a fictional account of African-American maids and their white employers in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 60’s. Today, Dick talks with Alma Cousin who was a real-life maid in Jackson at that time, along with Elizabeth Hays, one of the white children she cared for.Also: Wholly Cow Custard.
Nancy Weigle's sister-in-law had planned one of those perfect homegrown Martha Stewart weddings in Ireland. But Nancy knew things weren't going to be picture-perfect as soon as she and her husband were given their assignment: to pick up the wedding cake in three different freezers across Dublin, assemble it and pick up the bride to bring her to the chapel.