When you’re a kid, places like Mort Zachter’s family bakery are monuments. Katie Davis grew up in Washington, D.C. and has vivid memories of one store in particular. It was one of those stores that sold absolutely everything.
On a good surfers’ beach, usually everyone is in the water. But at 38th Parallel Beach – near the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea – surfers sometimes see parades with tanks, soldiers and guns.
The reality TV couple, the Duggars, stars of "19 Kids and Counting," just brought home their 19th child this summer. Allowing God to decide how many kids to have, the Duggars are like many conservative Christians who subscribe to the cross-denominational, patriarchal ideals of the Quiverfull movement. Vyckie Garrison knows about that life because she lived it. Also, the story behind a Chicago hat shop.
Bill Gascoigne and Kyle Mankes are both under 40 and unemployed. Kyle was once a business analyst. Bill formerly worked as a Michigan city manager. Now they’ve created a group called BUMS: The Brotherhood of Unemployed Men. Also inthis episode, Adam Greenfield lived 100% car-free for all of 2009.
During the housing boom, many Americans got into buying cheap houses and rehabbing them for profit. Over an 18-year period, Mark Post bought six homes in his neighborhood - but not to flip them. Mark had it in mind he could help make his community a better place.
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.
Debbie Long grew up the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her parents never spoke of their experiences, but Debbie always felt the need to know where she came from. She and her mom looked for years with some success, but after her mother died, Debbie began her search for relatives in earnest. With the help of today's technology, she was able to connect with family members she didn't even know existed.
Finding a job these days is tough – and even tougher if you’re one of the 73 million Americans with a state criminal record. Most job applications have a box you’re supposed to check if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime. And that usually means you’re guaranteed not to be considered for the job. Juan Cruz spent nearly 15 years in prison after being convicted of a violent crime at age 18.