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.
Students at San Jose State University started a campaign to raise the city's minimum wage, and successfully persuaded the city to impose a 25% minimum wage increase, from $8 to $10. Student Elisha St. Laurent tells Dick Gordon she's spent years struggling to support herself on a minimum wage salary.
Lieutenant Colonel Jody Nelson is responsible for more than 750 troops and is working daily with Afghans in an attempt to bring security to her area. She speaks with Dick candidly about her view of how things are going.
Many war veterans struggle to fit in when they return. Some turn to drugs, or slide into crime. Paul Haggerty never expected to have that kind of problem himself. He'd dreamed of being a paratrooper since he was a kid, but his Army career was cut short by an injury. Four surgeries and 15 years later, he was addicted to oxycontin.
When Margaret Sudekum was 16, she took a summer job caring for a woman with quadriplegia named Mrs. Blackburn. Margaret describes Mrs. Blackburn as a woman who ran the household and raised her children-and who just happened to lack the ability to move.
Pat Harris served in the first Gulf War and came home with classic signs of PTSD. She would crack the windows to find enemies and shop online to avoid the supermarket meat aisle. But while Pat was gone, her then 9-year-old daughter Patricia was going through trauma as well.