Young farmer Nathan Henderson works his land with draft horses and says he is seeing other young people return to farming. We hear his routine as he tills and cares for the horses. Produced by Lauren Ober.
At 15 years old, Delencia began working as a prostitute in Texas. She says over the past three years it was her only opportunity to earn the money she wanted for clothes, hair and nail treatments. Last month, after a brush with law enforcement, Delencia decided to quit selling her body. Also in this show: Discovering Leslie Cheung
Bob Goodale had an interesting summer job. Bob wrote to us, "I was a sauerkraut runner...My job was to get in the vats when the brine was below their knees and 'run' around until the brine was well over their knees!"
As a wedding DJ, Alex Davy has witnessed both brawls and poignant speeches - all the while providing the background music. Alex shares his best stories, and his insights into that notorious nuptial event: the wedding reception.
The pesticide DDT was outlawed in this country in 1972. One of the loudest voices calling for the ban was Lorrie Otto's. She remembers exactly when she first realized something was wrong: all the robins in her neighborhood were dying and falling like lead weights to the ground. She gathered the dead robins up in a basket and took them to her state legislature. Also in this episode, after just 2 years as a wedding DJ, Alex Davy has witnessed both brawls and poignant speeches - all the while providing the background music. Alex shares his best stories, and his insights into that notorious nuptial event, the wedding reception.
Whenever disaster strikes -- like the earthquake in China or the cyclone in Myanmar -- aid workers head to the scene and are lauded for their long hours and unstinting devotion. For more than a decade, Nathaniel Raymond lived that life. But he didn't realize the high personal cost of doing aid work non-stop. Now he's trying to deal with the down side of doing good. Also in the show: Tasting water for a living.